So my best friend got married this weekend! The location was Pittsboro, North Carolina in an old textile mill, it was really a beautiful location! The only downside is that Hurricane Matthew decided to show up uninvited.
The day started with the groom, our friend from the coast, and I picking up two kegs in the back of a truck and driving the hour out to the venue. We must have looked like the most hurricane ready people out there driving around with 2 kegs lol.
We got to the venue and it was pouring rain and windy beyond belief so it's lucky we weren't dressed for the wedding yet because unloading got us all soaked. During the ceremony we had power and it everything went smoothly. The real trouble started when the hurricane was directly east of us on the map around 6pm. The father-daughter dance had just started when the power went out. Luckily we all thought fast and the entire 150 people that were there started singing My Girl while the bride danced with her dad in the light of about 100 candles that we had brought.
Then we thought that everyone would probably try to drive home or head out, but my parents were there and they just happened to have a huge Bluetooth speaker with them! So we set that up and the party resumed in the dark until around 8:30pm the power came back on. The DJ came out and told us that he's got to make up for 2 hours of not doing his job and he went HARD. It was probably the most memorable, fun, crazy wedding I've been to thanks to the awesome bride and groom, the insane DJ, and the weather, and I wouldn't trade the experience for the world.
I know James isn't on this site, but if he ever does join, I love you man, and I'm elated that you and Alex are together in marriage.
(Oh but I am, big brother is watching)