SILVER LINING: Josi Saint and Jean-Pierre De Graaf underneath storm clouds at Lawrence after their wedding. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN
SILVER LINING: Josi Saint and Jean-Pierre De Graaf underneath storm clouds at Lawrence after their wedding. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN

Gloomy skies part for sun-kissed bride

THEY say it's good luck if rain falls during your wedding ceremony.

But Josi Saint was thankful the weather held out just long enough for her and husband Jean-Pierre De Graaf to tie the knot.

The pair were married on Saturday in a ceremony at Brooms Head.

"We got ready in Lawrence and it was raining the whole time," Josi said.

Jean-Pierre and his groomsmen had decorated the hall at Brooms Head in case of wet weather, but Josi was lucky and got the wedding she always dreamed of.

"We got to Brooms Head and there was just one patch of blue sky," she said.

That one patch was enough and the pair married under stormy skies, with just enough time for a few photos after the ceremony before the rain began to fall.

"As we were exchanging rings, the sun shone out in beams," she said.

"I've always wanted to have an outside wedding."

Weatherzone meteorologist Max Gonzalez said there had been a number of storms on the weekend.

"Thunderstorms were popping up on the radar and are moving towards the coast," he said.

Mr Gonzalez said today and tomorrow would see warmer weather across the Clarence Valley, with stormy conditions easing.

"We're expecting to see sunshine and the temperature warming up to 25-26 degrees, with some cloud around," he said.

"Thursday afternoon will be quite warm and we're expecting another trough to come through from the west, bringing possible showers on Thursday afternoon."

The weekend was looking better, though.

Mr Gonzalez said the weather was expected to warm up on the weekend and reach 30 degrees on Sunday.



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