Tyler and Emma Hodges, nee Schumacher, were not worried when the rain dampened their outdoor wedding in Leslie Park yesterday as it is considered a lucky sign.
Tyler and Emma Hodges, nee Schumacher, were not worried when the rain dampened their outdoor wedding in Leslie Park yesterday as it is considered a lucky sign.

Newlyweds see light rain as luck

AS Emma Hodges threw her bouquet during a shower of rain at Leslie Park yesterday, she was counting her blessings.

Where other more vain brides would have been sitting in a ball crying to themselves as rain ruined their outdoor wedding, Mrs Hodges, nee Schumacher, had a huge grin.

For she counted the sprinkling of rain during her wedding with the love of her life Tyler Hodges as a sign of luck – something he agreed with.

“I worried a little bit when it started to rain but then we didn’t mind,” Mr Hodges said.

“Leslie Park is so beautiful ... we have been planning the wedding since last year.”

The newlyweds have known each other 14 years, however, it was not until about a year ago that Mr Hodges plucked up enough courage to pop the question.

And while the proposal was not in what some would consider the most romantic of circumstances, Mrs Hodges said there were no second thoughts from her end.

“We were just walking along the street when he asked me ... it was an automatic yes,” she said.

Thankfully there was a gazebo near by where the ceremony was taking place so the wedding of about 20 close friends and family was able to be shifted in there for the remainder of the service.

The Hodges are proud Warwickites and, while for a different reason to the farmers of our region, were still stoked at yesterday’s rainy conditions.



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