Wedding Tradition: Burying the Bourbon
I’ve recently been in the position where my clients have been able to bury the bourbon at their wedding venue before their wedding day. And I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but it works!
This Southern tradition is the idea that if you bury a bottle of bourbon upside down 30 days before your wedding day at your wedding site, you will have no rain on your wedding day. Frankly, I’m willing to try anything if it gets my clients good weather on their wedding day.
For this wedding at Veritas Vineyards, we happened to schedule the final walkthrough 30 days before the wedding. I got permission from the venue manager to dig a hole on the property and we brought a shovel and a small, full bottle of bourbon with us.
I did schedule the digging up of the bourbon on the wedding day timeline. We did it after the ceremony was over, during the cocktail reception. I really wasn’t going to take any chances with rain during the outdoor wedding ceremony. Being in a new (to me) venue in the valley surrounded by mountains, reading the forecasts and radar was like reading a foreign language. Weather cells would just appear out of nowhere!
I’m glad to report that we did indeed have good weather for this wonderful couple’s wedding. Yes, we had thunderstorms around 9 pm that knocked out the power briefly (the venue kicked over immediately to the backup generators) but we were inside and dancing by that point so barely anyone noticed.
Photos by the incomparable Jodi and Kurt.