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‘Cloud Bursting’ Service Can Ensure Sunny Wedding Photos for $150,000



Want to ensure sunshine for bright and happy outdoor wedding photographs? All you need is $150,000.

A UK-based company has begun offering a “cloud bursting” service that can 100% guarantee fair weather for your wedding day and photographs.

Oliver’s Travels, a luxury travel and rental service, has begun offering the service for prospective brides and grooms who are interested in a sunny destination wedding at certain venues in France (the company is planning on expanding availability to the UK and Italy if the concept “takes off”).

For a fee starting at £100,000 (~$150K), the company will give a team of pilots and meteorologists 3 weeks to plan and affect the weather on your big day. The technology is called “cloud bursting” (or “cloud seeding“) or using a chemical called silver iodide to “seed” the clouds and cause them to rain.


By inducing rain and cloud dissipation for 24 hours before the wedding day, the team can guarantee a relatively cloud free and sunny environment on the day of.

“Cloud seeding is now considered a mainstream tool, primarily to improve rain precipitation and snow,” the company says. “New technology and research have produced reliable results that make cloud seeding a dependable activity.”

“Success can be guaranteed,” the company says, but if a serious weather phenomenon such as a hurricane occurs, it “cannot be controlled.”

If you have deep pockets and would like to ensure a sunny photo environment for a wedding, you can order the service by getting in touch with Oliver’s Travels.

(via Oliver’s Travels via PopPhoto)

Image credits: Header graphic created with photos by Milkbar Nick and Les Chatfield, and illustration by DooFi