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August 17, 2020

Rainy Backyard Wedding

Bride and groom smile under an umbrella in the pouring rain

Kim & Mark’s Rainy AirBNB Backyard Wedding

We’re still in Covid19 Quarantine times, so this weekend’s wedding was another intimate, backyard wedding with just a handful of guests in attendance. Kim & Mark live in Atlanta and their families are in Pennsylvania, so when they decided to go the micro wedding route after coronavirus derailed their original plans, they picked a spot about halfway between the two locales. That ended up being a lovely lakefront AirBNB just outside of Roxboro, NC. And even though it rained all afternoon and evening, the lakeside and the boat dock in the backyard were the perfect backdrop for their intimate wedding.

And this marriage is lucky, because when you get married in the rain, you tie a wet knot, and any good sailor knows that wet knots are the strongest and toughest to untie.

Here are some previews from their intimate backyard wedding, featuring Dog of Honor Cypress!

bride and groom pose at their intimate backyard wedding bride and groom pose at their intimate backyard wedding

We started with some portraits under the deck where it was mostly dry, but then we headed to the partly covered boat dock, which meant we had to make it through the rain first…

groom escorts bride down the path to a lake in the pouring rain groom embraces bride as they both laugh and smile at their micro-wedding bride and groom stand on a covered boat dock as rain pours over the lake

It was, as they say, raining cats and dogs.

bride and groom embrace in the rain at an intimate, backyard wedding

But speaking of dogs, one of the guests in attendance was this sweet girl, Cypress, who within seconds of sniffing my hand had rolled over for some belly rubs.

bride and groom pose with their dog who has a bandanna that says dog of honor dog of honor looks at the camera

Around 7, everyone headed back down to the dock for the ceremony. They had a phone set up to livestream the wedding to their friends and family who weren’t able to be there in person.

bride walks to ceremony location with her mother; both are under an umbrella bride poses with dog of honor the couples dog watches their intimate backyard wedding ceremony immediate family watches a microwedding. The couple's initial plans were derailed because of Covid19 an iphone is set up to livestream a Covid19 microwedding bride and groom hold hands and look at one another during their intimate backyard wedding ceremony bride and groom share their first kiss at their micro wedding ceremony parents of the bride pour champagne for the newlyweds all guests in attendance pose for a picture after an intimate backyard wedding ceremony

I love a couple who’s not afraid to get a little bit wet!

Groom dips bride in front of a dramatic stormy sky

And families with good senses of humor!

wedding couple and guests pose with masks on during covid19 micro wedding bride and groom laugh during toasts at this intimate AirBNB wedding bride and groom laugh during toasts at this intimate AirBNB wedding

After some toasts, we had just a minute with sparklers in front of the lake…

Wedding party poses with sparklers in front of a lake Bride and groom pose with sparklers in front of a lake

And then we said our goodbyes. Thanks Kim & Mark, for letting us be a small part of your lovely, intimate wedding. I know it wasn’t Plan A, but I hope you loved every minute regardless.


We believe that love is bright and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we’re photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

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