Wedding DAY drama, try wedding WEEK drama!
I’ve always dreamed of a spring wedding. April of 2012 the weather was in the 70’s and lovely! I knew that we’d be lucky to ever see that kind of weather again but at least being in the 50’s would be ok for me! I always envisioned pictures with tulips starting to bloom, little pops of green grass…just spring beginning to happen! So we set our date for April 13th 2013!
The Sunday before my wedding the weather forecast is looking naaaasty. I woke up Monday morning to no power! (When our power goes out we have no heat or running water) We just got about 1/4″ of ice! I tried to remain calm thinking it would be back on soon enough. Well I went to work that day and came home around 5pm, still no power. At about 8pm our power came back on. As soon as it got dark outside it started raining cats and dogs. I woke up in the morning to a hellacious amount of ice and no power. Turned on the radio to find out most of the county was out of power as well as the surrounding counties… Thank goodness the town where my wedding was held didn’t get hit nearly as hard. They still had power.
Wednesday morning rolls around, we still are without power and we just got 5″ of wet snow. Power lines are down everywhere! I’m starting to freak out because we were going to do our “First Look” photos at the state park where DH proposed. Um, how was I going to walk down a path in heels with 5″ of snow in a huge dress?! My stylists is out of power, so Wednesday is a no-go for getting my hair touched up. Eh, we’ll just get it done Thursday!
Thursday. Power is still out. We’ve been staying at our in-laws 20 minutes away (they are also out of power but have a generator) trying desperately to get last minute things done. My stylist STILL doesn’t have power. . .my hair is still waiting. Our programs need to be printed so it’s off to town to have those done. Our favor boxes need to be assembled and tied yet. We couldn’t just pack those up and bring them to in the in-laws. So here DH and I sit in our 45* tying the ribbons on the boxes!
Friday morning. Power is STILL out. Guests are trying to fly in early. Flights are cancelled and/or delayed. I get a call about 1pm Friday afternoon, my stylist has power again! Rush there to get my hair done. By the time my hair was done I had to fly to the town where my wedding was to be held. Hubby calls me shortly after stopping home to get clothes and says (at 4pm) WE HAVE POWER!
By Friday our home was a complete mess. We had trees down all over the yard and it was a wreck. I had planned on showing my out of town relatives our home but we weren’t able to because heck we hadn’t been able to clean or do anything there for the past week! To top it all off, our home got “pranked” after the wedding. Our whole wedding week was just ungodly stressful. I really could have dealt with the ice storm but our house getting trashed was just too much.
But in the end, the crazy week didn’t stop me from having a bad wedding day. Even though we weren’t able to do our first look pictures where we got engaged, we
found an even better spot that still gave the same outdoorsy/country feel! Our out of town guests made it safely, I married the man of my dreams, and even though I didn’t get my “spring” pictures, we still got some amazing outdoor shots!
I had to include some pictures of how bad the ice storm was!