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They say that it’s good luck when it rains on your wedding day. True or not, a drizzly day can put a hamper on our ability to make the most of those beautiful garden venues!

And that’s where our ivory, pagoda-style Bella Umbrella comes in. Over the last few years, this umbrella has kept a good number of brides dry for portraits out in the rain, and it’s attractive enough that it makes our photos better! What’s more Washington than photos out in the rain, anyway?

We start with a few photos from Effie and Steve’s wedding at the Legislative Building in Olympia, which I just recapped a few days ago on this blog.

Rainy-day portrait of bride and groom under a tree, sheltered by a Bella Umbrella, near the Legislative Building on the Washington State Capitol campus in Olympia, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Antiqued rainy-day portrait of bride and groom sheltered by a Bella Umbrella, near the Legislative Building on the Washington State Capitol campus in Olympia, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Rainy-day portrait of bride and groom sheltered by a Bella Umbrella, near the Legislative Building on the Washington State Capitol campus in Olympia, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Beth and Peter used our Bella for much of their portrait session in Point Defiance Park’s Japanese Garden, and down at Owen Beach. The blue beach photo led the feature story of this wedding in the latest South Sound Wedding & Event magazine.

Rainy-day portrait of bride and groom walking under colorful trees in the Japanese Garden of Point Defiance Park, sheltered by a Bella Umbrella, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Rainy-day portrait of bride and groom next to a Rolls Royce, sheltered by a Bella Umbrella, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Blue-tinted rainy-day portrait of bride and groom at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park, sheltered by a Bella Umbrella, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Jessie and TJ only had to endure a brief shower on their wedding day, but it came just as we started to walk from their getting-ready rooms at Hotel Murano to the Link light rail stop a block away. Jessie also had some cute zebra-stripe rain boots to complete the look.

Portrait of bride and groom under a Link light rail station's roof, holding a Bella Umbrella, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Portrait of bride holding a Bella Umbrella and showing off her zebra-stripe rain boots, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Elizabeth and Aaron didn’t even need to use our Bella, which we brought along just in case those gray skies decided to open up. We turned it into a cute prop for a few photos, instead. That’s Pickering Barn in Issaquah behind them.

Portrait of bride and groom holding a Bella Umbrella out to the camera, with Pickering Barn in Issaquah behind, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

Same goes for Laura and Justin, pictured here by Puyallup City Hall.

Portrait of bride and groom holding a Bella Umbrella as they sit near a "river" of blue glass at Puyallup City Hall, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

And for Stephanie and Levi, photographed her on the Spanish Steps by the old Elks Temple. Our Bella went great with Stephanie’s vintage wedding fashion!

Portrait of bride and groom under a Bella Umbrella, on the Spanish Steps next to the old Tacoma Elks Temple, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

On the other hand, our Bella saved the day (or at least our bride’s hair) at Julie and Mike’s wedding at Thornewood Castle, when the rains came sudden and heavy while we were out in the sunken garden. What a relief I had Bella with me — and too bad we didn’t have a few more for the soaked maid of honor and best man!

Candid photo of bride and groom, sheltered from a sudden downpour by a Bella Umbrella as they run for cover, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

While we own our Bella, you can also rent umbrellas from the Seattle-based company. That’s what Brenda and Aaron did, equipping the entire girls’ side of the wedding party with colorful, patterned parasols. They came in handy, too! Rental prices range from $10 to $30 per umbrella.

Portrait of bride and bridesmaids holding rented Bella Umbrellas at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Seattle, by Wallflower Photography of Tacoma

As you can see, we’re well-equipped to get awesome outdoor portraits, rain or shine, thanks to our Bella!

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