Virginia couple weds despite snow, with tiny change in plan

AP News
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 2:44 PM

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple refused to allow the recent snowstorm to ruin their marriage plans.

Michael and Emilee Ellsworth of Lynchburg were nearly forced to call off their wedding Saturday at Boonsboro Country Club, WSET-TV ( reported. Snow was blowing across hills and roads, making travel dangerous for the couple and their guests.

Emilee Ellsworth said that even though the snow was being plowed, it kept on falling, filling the hills and roads again.

"I didn't believe any of it at first. I was in complete denial, hoping the storm would miss us or something like that," Michael Ellsworth said.

They canceled the day at the country club but made a last-minute decision to have an intimate ceremony at their pastor's home.

"We huddled behind some pretty bushes so that the photographer could have a nice backdrop and we got in real close and it sort of seemed like a warmth there that the Lord gave us from the cold wind," said Pastor Michael Sherrett.

The couple said the date 1-23 was already engraved on the groom's ring, so there was no turning back.

The couple still ended up having their dream ceremony surrounded by family and friends.

On Sunday, as the weather cleared, they walked down the aisle at the country club in front of a packed room.


Information from: WSET-TV,