For most couples, the mere thought of rain sends them into a panic. But for Jamie Sheehan and Daniel Gilmartin’s wedding on September 15, 2015, at Stone Rows Farm in Stockton, the gloomy forecast just gave them a chance to have fun. “There is absolutely nothing you can do about the weather,” says Jamie. “Roll with the punches and make the best of it. And, hey, maybe even jump in a puddle!”
Details of the Day: Jamie and Dan chose Stone Rows Farm because it is so unique. “I’m a very creative person, and Dan likes to do anything outside the box,” says Jamie. “We knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding.” So they held their reception in a huge tractor barn, with a vending machine that dispensed Pabst Blue Ribbon for only a nickel. They served mini pies from Emily’s Catering in Pennington, a food truck from Nomad Pizza arrived for the after-party, and the wedding party stayed in carriage houses on site so the night never had to end.
Wet I Dos: The ceremony was supposed to be held in a great big open field, so they ordered a tent the day before and were luckily able to get married outside. “I felt a rush of disappointment that lasted about five minutes,” says Jamie. “Then we just rolled with the punches. Your guests feed off of you. If they sense you’re stressed or unhappy, they in turn are stressed and unhappy. As soon as I came out in the rain boots with a huge smile on my face, you could see the relief on everybody’s faces. I truly feel because of that, every guest had a great time.”
Advice: “You are standing next to your favorite person in the entire world, and nothing the weather does can change that,” says Jamie.
Sunnier Days: The couple honeymooned in Nicaragua, where it was sunny the entire time. “Not. A. Single. Drop. Of. Rain.,” adds Jamie.