I met with my dream venue on Friday, and she said the two options for the ceremony and photos in the garden would be 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm. I was leaning towards an 11:30am ceremony anyways - guests can have cocktail hour lunch while we do photos, it seems perfect!
And then I talked to a photographer this morning ... without even me mentioning times, she gave me a pro tip: get married after 2pm, because the lighting will be horrible at noon, plus the heat ... which I hadn't considered.
Our plan is either late May or early June. Are there ways around the lighting and heat if we do choose 11am-2pm? Is it a terrible idea? I mean, the venue wouldn't offer that option if it was a bad idea, right? And the photographer DID say there were ways around the sun, so I'm hopeful ...
What do you think?