It was a small group of ten, just close family for the 6 p.m. wedding at the Annapolis Wedding Chapel. The nuptials took months of planning, preps, and loved ones flying in from out of state. But all of that went out the window Tuesday.
"It's not easy,” said Bride Katie Robertson. “It was definitely an inconvenience."
With up to two feet of snow and high winds expected for the area, the possible blizzard was an unwelcomed guest at the wedding. The couple says it was the smart choice to push up the date from Saturday to Thursday.
"We decided to reschedule it because we had family in town and I figured it would be safest for all of us to just do it on Thursday, and then just stay home and enjoy each other’s company," Robertson said.
"Frankly we would have really liked to have done it on Saturday because we had other things we wanted to do after this," Groom Elliott Hewitt said.
But Mother Nature had other plans.
So the couple furiously started making arrangements, and adjusting their big day. The cake had to be done early, he suits altered and picked up sooner, and all of the guests alerted.
"Basically everything changed,” said Robertson. “We had a really set schedule when we would get hair done, nails done, and today was so rushed because my hairdresser had to fit me in between four other people."
Luckily, these love birds have been pretty laid back about their almost ruined wedding.
Marriage is about sticking together through the best of times and the worst, and after rescheduling their walk down the aisle, Katie and Elliott can likely weather just about anything.
"Despite the storm we were still able to pull this off and it actually worked out a little better," said Hewitt.