WEDDINGS
01/26/2016 08:37 pm ET

This Couple Married Mid-Blizzard And The Photos Made It All Worth It

These will blow you away.

Philadelphia couple Ryan and Joanna Trautman got married on Saturday, right smack-dab in the middle of winter storm Jonas. 

The bride and groom sharing a sweet, snowy embrace. 
Justin Johnson Photography
The bride and groom sharing a sweet, snowy embrace. 

The weather outside was frightful, but the bride and groom certainly made the best of it. Thanks to their talented photographer Justin Johnson, Ryan and Joanna were able to capture some wonderful wintry moments. 

Bride Joanna braving the cold.
Justin Johnson Photography
Bride Joanna braving the cold.

The ceremony was held at St. Matthews Church in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and the reception was held at Normandy Farms in nearby Blue Bell.

The newlyweds outside of St. Matthews Church.
Justin Johnson Photography
The newlyweds outside of St. Matthews Church.

It snowed more than 2 feet in the area that day, with wind gusts consistently in the 40-mile-per-hour range. 

"We knew there was a chance of having a snowy wedding day, but could not have imagined how much snow we actually got!" Joanna told The Huffington Post. "We were picturing something more along the lines of light flurries."

Joanna and Ryan on their way to the reception. 
Justin Johnson Photography
Joanna and Ryan on their way to the reception. 

"I remember walking out of the church holding Ryan's hand and taking a look at everything covered in snow, with snow continuing to fall, and being struck by how beautiful and magical the day really was," the bride added.

A magical moment between the bride and groom. 
Justin Johnson Photography
A magical moment between the bride and groom. 

During the bridal party photo shoot, they experienced whiteout conditions that made for some spectacular pics.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen were such good sports.
Justin Johnson Photography
The bridesmaids and groomsmen were such good sports.
Just look at how much fun they're having! It almost makes you forget how cold it was. 
Justin Johnson Photography
Just look at how much fun they're having! It almost makes you forget how cold it was. 

The bride told HuffPost that canceling the wedding was never an option; they were determined to tie the knot that day no matter what. 

Only half of the roughly 120 guests that they were expecting were able to show up due to the weather. But those who made it -- including dedicated family members, friends and vendors -- worked tirelessly to make the wedding happen. 

Visibility decreased but their love grew exponentially. 
Justin Johnson Photography
Visibility decreased but their love grew exponentially. 

The groom's family rented an entourage of SUVs at the last minute when their transportation fell through. Family and neighbors woke up early to help shovel out the driveway. Justin, the photographer, went the extra mile by sleeping at the bride's house the night before -- just to make sure he would be there on time. 

"We are so taken aback by how many people were willing to go out in very difficult conditions to be there for us on our day," Joanna said.

A close-up shot of a romantic moment. 
Justin Johnson Photography
A close-up shot of a romantic moment. 

While some couples would have stressed out over the bad weather, Ryan and Joanna took it all in stride. Justin said working with them was "the best."

"They were just as excited and easygoing as any other day," the photographer told HuffPost. "Even being out in those whiteout conditions, they never wanted to go inside once. Between them and all the family and friends that trekked out for this special day, it was one I will be telling stories about for some time."

See more of the stunning snow-covered snaps below:

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