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    Posted June 6, 2008 by
    State College, Pennsylvania
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    Not-so-perfect weddings

    Power Outage in the Woods


    For our April 26th wedding in the hills of Central PA, we had hoped to have a casual outdoor ceremony at a quaint log lodge in the woods. The weather had other plans though, and we knew we'd need to have our ceremony in the lodge as there was a 90% chance of severe thunderstorms for that afternoon. And sure enough, the weather predictions were correct, and it couldn't have stormed any harder than it did during our ceremony. It made it memorable, though, complete with thunderclaps at almost too comically timed spots in our vows and a grand burst of thunder as we were pronounced husband and wife. About 1/3 of the way through the reception, the power went out. And stayed out. I thought for sure everyone would pack it up and go home, I mean - we were in the middle of the woods and it was pitch black. Within minutes the bridesmaids had lit hundreds of tea lights (good thing I bought all those) and the band gathered their acoustic guitars and sat near the fireplace and played by candle light. It was amazingly perfect . Had we had a dj, this wouldn't have worked out quite as well, but looking back on this, I would not change a thing about it. Who needs electricity for a reception anyway?

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