Stacey and Justin had the sweetest, most heartfelt and loving wedding ceremony at Schwabacher’s Landing. Surrounded by close friends and family, these two were married by Stacey’s grandmother.
On a day that dawned bright and clear, but turned into rain and smoke, this couple made the best of the situation they were dealt with the weather. We had high hopes for their first look as the skies were looking cloudy, but not rainy. However, literally minutes before they arrived, a big storm rolled in and it got dark fast! Imagine the twilight hour as the sun is setting. We had planned for their first look to happen in the privacy of the trees there by the lake. After their first look, it started to rain so we used umbrellas and went further into the cover of the trees. But then the lightning and thunder started and we felt it was too dangerous to continue.
We tucked under cover of the restroom building trying to gauge if we could wait out the storm. After having two volunteer rangers tell us the forecast had changed and a wind warning was now in effect, we decided to try to beat the storm out to the other areas of the park. We were able to take some beautiful photos with the livestock near Taggart Lake trailhead. But from there, the mountains were just about gone. We headed out to Schwabacher’s Landing for their ceremony, which remarkably, it didn’t rain on!!!
Schwabacher’s Landing Wedding Ceremony
During their wedding ceremony at Schwabacher’s Landing, Stacey read the poem, “And Then” by Lang Leav. I loved that she included this beautiful poem into their intimate wedding ceremony and had to share it. I think it sums up their wedding perfectly. When all other things may not go as planned, in the end, And Then… they were still married. We photographed a few more bride and groom portraits at the popular Moulton Barn. Then enjoyed a lovely dinner at Calico Restaurant with them and their family. The most delicious cake jars from Sweet Peaks Teton Valley.
“And Then” by Lang Leav
I always thought the words, and then, were a prelude to something wonderful. Like seeing a ship come in or finding a note in your letterbox, when you weren’t expecting one. That swift, surprising transition from nothing to everything.
Two little words that hold a world of promise.
And then the light pierced through the dark, forbidding sky, and the rain stopped falling.