A blizzard couldn’t stop a wedding

Because Mother Nature won’t cut us a break, there’s nothing we need more than the warm feeling of love conquering all, especially Mother Nature.

So the Pioneer Press accommodates us with its tale of Kay Hannahan and Tyler Hurley, who got married on Saturday despite the blizzard.

They met in the Peace Corps and were married in a small village in Bulgaria years ago, but their vows weren’t recognized beyond the town limits, so an April wedding at Theodore Wirth Park seemed like a good idea.

Reporter Molly Guthrey gives us all a wedding gift: A reminder that it’s all about attitude:

“One of my best friends from college ran up to me and said, ‘I just pushed my Uber driver out of a ditch!’ ” said Hurley.

The guests kept on coming — about 100 in total (including 13 from their Peace Corps days in Bulgaria). The wedding guests had snow on their boots and smiles on their faces.

“Everyone seemed to be in such a good mood,” Hurley said, “from our friends and family to the caterers from Surdyk’s.”

Even the late arrivals were cheery.

“One friend’s car got stuck but he made it in time for the reception, completely wet and his hands raised in the air,” Hurley said.

“The storm was like fuel” for a good time, she writes.

“It takes the best people to turn a historic blizzard into a perfect wedding,” said Hurley, “and ours turned out perfect in every way.”

“I just married my best friend in a real-life snow globe,” he wrote on Facebook.

  • Kassie

    “married in a small village in Bulgaria years ago, but their vows weren’t recognized beyond the town limits”

    What? That’s so weird. I want more information on this wedding. It kinda sounds fun. I imagine it involved kissing a chicken and turning in circles three times.

  • Jack

    Having been in the Peace Corps (and got married during my service), I can guess that they skipped the legal marriage due to bureaucratic red tape….

    I have the legal marriage certificate from my country of service, just for the record – my occupation was Spinster (it says so on the paper). No one bothered to ask me my real occupation – post-secondary teacher.