It’s a wet day. In fact, it’s a wet week. So much so that today’s inspiration is the universal protector from rain, the umbrella. Long been used in Chinese weddings when a woman with good fortune shelters the bride with a red umbrella after she is picked up by the groom, to ward off any evil spirits that may harm the bride. It’s also frequently used in other Asian wedding traditions, including the Indian and Vietnamese cultures. Nowadays, rain or shine, the umbrella has more decorative purposes. They’re perfect as photo props so play around with the colours and patterns. Alternatively, give them out as wedding favours to protect your guests from the sun or if unfortunately Mother Nature isn’t on your side, from the rain. Don’t worry, even if it’s raining more than ever, know that you’ll still have each other.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jamie Hammond Photography via Amorology Weddings, Paper Mash, True Photography, Corbin Gurkin Photography via Brides.com, Wendy Hithe Photo via Hostess with the Mostess, Studio Laguna