Rainy Day Weddings
This weekend has been has seen lots of rain here in Mallorca and we have all been keeping our fingers crossed that none of our couples have rainy day weddings. As celebrants this can mean that our ceremonies gets moved to a plan B indoor option very quickly! although we do always try to wait until the very last moment before making the final decision.
The last two weekends has had me hooked to the weather report on my phone trying to establish exactly what time the predicted rain may hit… its always good to be prepared…. No good saying to the guests “welcome to sunny Mallorca” in the rain!
I have to say we have been extremely lucky! and on both occasions we have managed the ceremony just before the rain hit!
There have been years that we weren’t quite so lucky and I have a vivid memory of one particular couple a few years ago where the storm cloud crept up on us very suddenly and we all got absolutely drenched in a sudden downpour….As the groom said his vows there was an almighty clap of thunder and we were all soaked in seconds (When it rains in Mallorca it is torrential!.)… We decided to stop the ceremony at that point and continue inside…. Fortunately our hair and makeup artist hadn’t left so our bride had the chance to have her hair redone and makeup reapplied and everyone else managed to dry off and we did ceremony take two! As you read this you may think what a disaster… but actually we all have some fantastic memories and some amazing photos! As we started ceremony take two everyone was laughing and suggesting how lucky our couple were to have two for the price of one!!
In Spanish culture it really is lucky to have rain on your wedding day and there are a few sayings one of which is “novia mojada, dicha asegurada”. which means “a wet bride will have a blissful marriage” There is also a tradition that to avoid a rainy wedding day either the bride or the bride’s mother has to take a dozen freshly laid eggs to the nuns of the Convent of Saint Clare. The nuns of the Order of Saint Claire (Clare. Chiara, Clara) are contemplatives who spend about eight hours a day in prayer. Many people feel that their prayer is particularly effective. Because the nuns were traditionally vegetarian and until the 1960’s they relied on gifts for their sustenance, people developed the habit of bringing a food gift when they asked a favour of the nuns. To make that special, they would bring eggs so the sisters could have an omelette and in return the nuns would pray for a dry wedding day!
So whilst we all hope for a beautiful sunny wedding day….especially during the months of May and September it can never be 100% guaranteed here in Mallorca…. just 99.9%! which is pretty good odds!
My last words of positive wet wedding day wisdom…. Have you ever tried to untie a wet knot? its almost impossible…
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