it was the truest of love when we first met the swan house back in november. a really incredible venue for us engagementers to say our i-do's. but we were a little bit hesitant because..... rain. mother nature and her unpredictableness made us a lot a bit nervous to fully commit. but after some positive weather fact reinforcement [it's least likely to rain in sept, you know!] and lots of thinking, our hearts just said, the heck with it! and we put our faith and good wishes and all our lucky charms into Gods hands and it was decided! on september twenty-seventh of twenty-fourteen, we would marry outside on the historic swan house lawn.
one afternoon my darling knight in shining armor of a mother sent me a link she had come across on the interweb. a southern tradition/superstition for a rain be gone wedding day... [i am so her daughter]
as southern folklore has it... if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site of where you are to be married, it will not rain on your wedding day. however!! this must be done exactly one month before the wedding and the bottle must be completely full and it must be buried upside down in order for it to keep the rain away.
... i mean. it was just too good not to do and naturally, i loved every little bit of it. nevermind the swan house is a historic site and prooobably frowns on such behavior.
days and weeks and months passed and soon! august 27th arrived, one month prior to our wedding day! yay yay! my mom happened to be in town to attend a final venue walk-through with us then soon to be marrieds. and helped accompany us on a little trip to buy some gardening tools ;)
so! on the evening of august 27th, my handsome working man drove on over to meet us girls at the lovely swan house. two little plastic red digging tools, one bottle of jack daniels and some sneakiness and waaaaaaaaaa-la! mission completed! [i added "both of us must kiss the bottle twice" to the superstition, you know... in case you are taking notes]
september arrived and with that mother nature graced atlanta with ...rain. ha! sooo.much.rain! but on that sweet saturday on the twenty-seventh of september, God [and maybe, maaaaybe with a little help from an upside down mr. jack daniels] blessed us with the bluest skies and the most beautiful weather for the sweetest day of our lives ;)