Air National Guard Couple Cancels Beach Wedding To Help Irma Victims, Marries In Convention Center
September 13, 2017
Two members of the Air National Guard cancelled their wedding in order to help with hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida.
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Lauren Durham Michael Davis got married at a convention center in Orlando on Sunday just hours before they rushed into the winds of Irma to help residents in need of rescue.
The couple planning a beach wedding for the second week of September when they were deployed indefinitely.
Durham said she was still unsure of how their out-of-town guests will react when they find out that they missed the wedding.
“I think it will be quite a surprise for them,” Durham told ABC News, “but I think they’ll understand, it was very, very impromptu.”
Crowds of people — including a few longtime friends from the service and strangers who also came to assist with the deadly storm — set up folding chairs and watched as the impromptu ceremony unfolded.