September 19th had to be the luckiest day to get married in the history of Tennessee. It had been raining almost nonstop for several days by the time Saturday rolled around. I thought of my beautiful brides that morning as I was putting finishing touches on cakes and watching the rain hit the windows and bouncing off the pool. While it’s not ideal for most brides, I know it is sometimes considered good luck when it rains on your wedding day.
Wiki Answers has this to say about raining on your special day, “It’s lucky! It comes from several cultures mainly from the Hindu with the idea that a wet knot is harder to untie. Since marriage is often referred to as tying the knot. Rain was also a symbol of fertility to agricultural societies, since rain restored and maintained the wellness of crops. Crops were peoples main source of stability and income so it was thought to guarentee a long happy marriage! “
The first time I heard that it was good luck to rain on your wedding day was when I was 9 years old I believe and my two oldest first cousins, Karen and Annette, were getting married 2 weeks apart. Karen’s wedding was a beautiful sunny June day and Annette prayed for rain and got it. I remember jumping puddles on the way to her reception. When Annette arrived she was soaked to the bone and THRILLED by it all. It was perfect weather if you were a duck for her. The thought came to my mind that Saturday morning of the 19th and I hoped Katie had the same positive thoughts.
Katie had chosen to marry Kevin in an outdoor ceremony next to the lake at Latham’s Lighthouse Events Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The thought of an outdoor ceremony is appealing to a lot of brides but weather sometimes plays havoc on their plans…which brings me back to sweet Katie being the luckiest bride ever on September 19th. The wedding party was situated and the guests were as well. The ceremony went off without a hitch, some lovely outdoor pictures were snapped, and the heavens opened back up and POURED just as the couple ran inside the Lighthouse.
Latham’s Lighthouse Events Center is a full service event center with over 25 years of experience in the food services industry. Jim and Margaret Latham are very pleasant to work with and can provide food for any type of reception from simple hors d’oeuvres or buffet to traditional table service. Katie and Kevin chose the Lakefront Room to be the backdrop for their reception and includes a covered deck overlooking beautiful Old Hickory Lake.
Katie and Kevin had chosen the colors of ivory, copper, and black for their wedding. Katie loved the look of a classic, simple yet elegant design of white on white piping but wanted everything to be done in ivory. She really liked the look of a cake I showed her with a copper or brown ribbon around the top tier, but opted to change the look by placing a fondant black dress bow on top of the cake and cascading ribbons down the sides. This can be a very elegant look as I showcased during the July Weddings the Bridal Show in Nashville.
Katie and Kevin loved a classic vanilla and chocolate marble cake filled with fresh strawberries and buttercream. Katie told me later the guests raved about the wonderful cake and requested the happy couple “BRING CAKE!” when they visited the next day. All cakes should be as delicious to eat as they are beautiful to look at. While we all have our own thoughts on what is beautiful, the bride and groom are the ones who really count on their day. I’m so happy to have been a part of making their day just a little sweeter.
Katie and Kevin, may you be as lucky in love as you were lucky with rain on your wedding day!