After we were done with the formal shots and we released the rest of the wedding party to the cocktail hour, the photographers took us outside for pictures of just Kristian and I around the property. Fortunately by that point it was only lightly sprinkling so it didn't hinder our outdoor shots. In fact if anything I think the rain added to them. The trees were extra green, the ground was wet and shiny and of course having the pink umbrella was the icing on the cake.
Before we started with the pictures my dress needed to be bustled so that it wouldn't get ruined dragging the ground. Unfortunately by the time we realized it needed to be bustled everyone had disappeared. Have no fear because Kristian came to my rescue and with only minimal guidance from me was able to figure out the bustle on my dress. The photographers thought it was hysterical and couldn't resist getting a picture of it, after all it's not every wedding where the husband bustles the dress.