Dramatic wedding photo captures stormy moment before Calgary downpour
60 seconds after photo was snapped, this bride and groom were drenched
As Owen Chan and Helen Knight gazed lovingly into each other's eyes on Saturday, it was the calm before the storm.
A massive, summer, Calgary hail storm.
A mere sixty seconds after photographer Cassie Molyneux snapped the above wedding photo, the entire wedding party, including the bride and groom, were soaked.
The group raced as fast as they could toward their parked vehicles, but the ominous and epic storm clouds were faster. The bride was drenched in the torrential downpour as her wedding party tried to keep her dry with a single flimsy umbrella. There were only two umbrellas among the group, and one had to be used to cover Molyneux's cameras.
"We all piled for cover," she wrote on Facebook, where she posted the photo to her page "Cassie's Camera." "We couldn't all help but laugh hysterically at what was happening."
Suit thrown in the dryer
Other than the umbrella hiccup, the wedding party dutifully stepped up and got to drying and re-beautifying the newlyweds once they reached their car.
The group stopped at the couple's home, luckily nearby, on the way to the reception that was starting in 30 minutes.
The groomsmen threw their suits in the dryer while Knight's hair was retouched and a blow dryer was used on her dress.
"The fact that they basically had buckets of water dumped on them on their wedding day and still came out smiling, happy and full of love just blew me away, and I now love them even more!" Molyneux wrote.
They arrived looking just as gorgeous as they did before the downpour, just a little damper.
And every cloud has a silver lining. Chan and Knight will forever have a truly awesome wedding photo.