23 of the Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos

If you're planning an outdoor wedding, a dreary forecast can feel like a major bummer. But before you start to stress, you might want to consider just how stunning stormy snapshots can be. Take a look at 23 photos that will have you wishing for rain on the big day! 1. Gather your gown to keep it dry and show off your wedding shoes. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Vesic Photography   2. Accentuate your bouquet with a matching umbrella. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Engaged and Inspired via Lover.ly 3. Dealing with just a little drizzle? Hop out from under your umbrellas for a sweet, romantic kiss. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Jess Collins 4. Let your groomsmen have some fun frolicking in the rain! Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Kathleen Hertel Photography 5. Keep covered in style with clear umbrellas that won’t detract from your gorgeous dresses and flowers. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Bartlett Pair Photography 6. Caught: the beautiful bride amid a sea of purple umbrellas. "Shooting in the rain is usually best when it's spontaneous,” said photographer Tony Hoffer. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Hoffer Photography 7. Storm clouds make a breathtaking backdrop. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Hoffer Photography 8. You might even get lucky and spot a rainbow between the storms. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Dunton Hot Springs 9. "If you're trying to take photos in the rain while keeping your dress dry, you might as well forget it," said Hoffer. "The reality is that if you're going to get cool photos in the rain, you're going to get a bit wet. That's the fun part!" Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Hoffer Photography 10. “A downpour is the best looking kind of rain, but you really can only get a few seconds at a time before everything (equipment included) gets completely ruined," said Hoffer. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Hoffer Photography 11. Take a spin in the rain with your beloved. "Playing in the rain has always been one of my favorite things, and puddle-jumping is even more fun with a camera," said David Shirk. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Unplugged Photography 12. Notice how her hair is still dry? Seek out a spot where you’ll capture the rain in the background without having to drench yourselves – your photographer can crop out whatever’s covering you! Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Bartlett Pair Photography 13. Check which way the wind is blowing, and duck behind a building that’ll block out the worst of the storm. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Hoffer Photography 14. Utilize a doorframe to give yourselves a little more protection from the rain. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Unplugged Photography 15. The wet streets provide a wonderful canvas for this photo. “City lights and streets are amazing during and just after the rain,” said Shirk. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Unplugged Photography 16. "Twilight and night provide the best opportunity to take amazing rain picture," said Shirk. "A remote flash hidden behind a couple enables the photographer to freeze the raindrops and make the them look magical.” Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Unplugged Photography 17. Lit up buildings make a beautiful backdrop. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Kathleen Hertel Photography 18. With the right lighting, you and your S.O. will seriously shine. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Unplugged Photography 19. Meet under a big umbrella for a creative first look. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Sarah Tew Photography 20. In a downpour, your umbrella really just serves as a cute prop — it’s not going to keep you completely dry. So why not have some fun? Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Nathan Desch Photography 21. Take advantage of a bright spot at your venue — like this light-covered gazebo — for a gorgeous photo. Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Studio Tran 22. "Get out and act like you're on the poster for The Notebook," said Hoffer. "It looks way more interesting that way anyway!" Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Hoffer Photography 23. If you’re still not sold, save your rainy photo for your last shot of the night — you won’t care how soaked you get then! Best Rainy-Day Wedding Photos Photo by Unplugged Photography Get more inspiration now: 50 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony Real Couples' First Dance Songs 50 Fun Menu Innovations for Your Reception