With her “blizzard-proof” hair intact, a bride and her groom weren’t going to let the Blizzard of 2016 keep them from getting married in Delaware.
Juan Rodriguez and Allison Sharkey began planning their dream wedding years ago — little did they know the curveball Mother Nature was going to throw them on the big day.
The couple was set to marry Saturday at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware, with 170 guests scheduled to attend.
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Mother Nature, however, had different plans and brought a powerful winter storm to the East Coast late Friday and all day Saturday.
"We were getting married anyway," the couple told NBC10.
Approximately 90 people braved the elements and made their way to Delaware for the ceremony and reception.
Juan Rodriguez told NBC10 several friends rented cars in New York and made their way down.
“I don’t know how they did it,” an amazed Rodriguez said.
A judge, who is a friend of the couple, came down from Pennsylvania and married them.
After the wedding ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed an “amazing” reception party.
“They were ready to party,” Allison said. “The dance floor was never empty.”
Allison said some vendors cancelled on them, including a band at 9 p.m. Friday, but she had high praise for the disc jockey and their photography company.
The couple also praised the Hotel du Pont and its staff. Juan said the hotel put up all the staff for the weekend so they could be there for the wedding.
“They were incredibly supportive and accommodating,” Juan said.
The couple met in 2010 and both grew up and attended college in the Philadelphia area.
For most couples, their wedding day is something they will never forget, but it takes on extra special meaning for the newlyweds.