HURRICANE, W.Va. (WCHS / WVAH) – Hurricane City Hall in Putnam, West Virginia, will witness what the first and last wedding could be.
Marsha Bradbury and Jon Gillenwater have arranged to marry in the hurricane because of a powerful hurricane, Florence, approaching the east coast.
"For four days, darling, do not worry, it's going north.It'll be fine," Gillenwater said.
"That did not happen," his bride said laughing.
Florence drifted down to the location of their dream wedding, a huge holiday home on the Outer Banks, which ruined months of preparation.
"Let a lot of money sink in," Bradbury said. "Lost a lot of money in the establishment, almost everything you can think of. & # 39;
Deeply distressed and a week away from pronouncing her vows, Bradbury contacted Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards to see if he could help.
Everywhere was reserved for the planned weekend with the exception of one place.
& # 39; It hit us today, wait a minute, town hall, & # 39; said Edwards.
Edwards said that this is a very rare exception to the rules.
The city has not allowed people to reserve the town hall for events like this, but in this case Edwards said it was right to do.
"She is already planning to go to the coast and have a beautiful wedding on the coast, but it is the second best to marry here in Hurricane during the hurricane," said Edwards.
Gillenwater and Bradbury will not be able to use their recently obtained marriage license in North Carolina, but they said their West Virginia one is working fine.
"I finally stopped crying," Bradbury said.
As they make their vows before God in the Hurricane, they also know that many will pray for him for the safety of Hurricane Florence.
"We just worry about them," Bradbury said, "and hopefully everything will be fine."
Bradbury and Gillenwater are planning to marry on Sunday.