Hello I am new to this site, I shot a wedding this past weekend and knew that the sun was setting though lighting was good when I was waitiing for the wedding party to arrive to begin. Sun light fell VERY quickly and they began to wak, I was shooting with a tamron 70-200mm f 2.8 lens with speedlight and I could not get the lens to focus clearly on any subject! I had a back up 18-135 nikon f 4.5 but had no external flash with this camera, and it was not quick enough for the very low lighting situation I found myself in. I am just sick, what do I tell the couple??? I shot all the photos in raw so I can salvalge about 5 but this is just horrible... On the good side I got great reception photos the rest of the night but the wedding ceremony was way out in the middle of a golf course with zero lighting only the natural sun settiing behind the moutain. I did have external 1000w lighting available with me though they said it would not be dark, and lighting was originally fine. At the time the started which seem to take forever, the minister talked for about 10 minutes and by this time light was gone..... I could of USED my light if I would of known. Is this my fault should I have had my light ready??? but would it not of been very distracting to turnout 1000w or even 500 w lighting in the midde of the ceremony? I just need some help on how to have this never happen again, and how to deal with the couple about this situation? Oh I thank anyone for a response with this! Has this every happened to anyone else????