This viral picture was captured after their dramatic wedding ceremony at Rock Springs Ranch near the city of Bend in Oregon on Saturday afternoon. Right as the bride was about to walk down at 4pm before an intimate group of family and friends, a fire truck rolled up with sirens blaring.
“It was like a movie. We saw a fire truck roll up with sirens blaring,” Wolber told The Oregonian just before leaving for their honeymoon in Cancun on Monday.
The firies told the bride the party would have to evacuate because of two wildfires nearby.
In tears, April’s father announced to all the guests that they had to move the wedding.
But along the way the firefighters changed heart and allowed the wedding ceremony to go on.
The wedding co-ordinator came running into the ceremony with arms waving and saying the wedding could continue, but they only had 20 minutes.
“I’ve had a lot of surprises, being in ministry,” wedding minister Liz Leavitt told The Oregonian. “But I have to say: I’ve never had this happen before.”
The reception was relocated to a safer location at a Bend park.
While guests packed their cars and left for the reception, wedding photographer Josh Newton whisked the couple away to take some amazing photos of the wildfire raging in the background.
Despite the drama, Wolber called it “the most beautiful ceremony either of us could have ever imagined.”
“We showed up to Drake Park as if the whole plan all along was for us to get married and celebrate down there,” he said.
Now that’s a wedding to remember!
The original article was posted at News.com.au.