Despite Ian’s punch, the wedding day on the wet Paules was saved.

Polly’s Iland, South Carolina – Saturday was a sparkling autumn day on Paules Island, an idyllic wetland, which symbolizes the beauty of the coast of South Carolina and a vast wetland.

For the two families we visited, the perfect wedding was almost derailed. Hurricane Ian’s landing and the aftermath.

Mary Road and her family traveled to the island from Fortworth, Texas for the wedding of his son Eric’s Saturday.

AJ McCurrow’s family came to see her daughter Monroe from Sunset Beach, North Carolina, walking in the aisle as a bride.

The family stayed in a rental housing facing each other on the island of about 72 miles (116 km) on the coast of South Carolina from Charleston.

After that, Arashi attacked.

Ian Category 1 hurricane When you land near George Town, about 13 miles (8 km) from Paules. How many hours of wind and rain hit the seaside town, and the 25 -foot (7.6 meters) high waves defeated the iconic pier of the town, scattered the pylon along the coastline, and pushed it up to the seaside facilities. Flooded sand was piled under the elevated house, and some vehicles were stuck and flooded.

I was in a hurry to leave the island for a rehearsal dinner on Friday night -relatively smoothly, and the nearby country club venue did not have a power outage during the storm – The participants were wearing clothes. I left the ornaments. The need for a wedding on Saturday. Lord Road calms down to other rental properties, considering that the family who finds it safer to hide inland is to deal with the details on Saturday after the storm passed. He said.

“We got off when the storm arrived, but some of the Blythe Maid dresses, tuxedos, and decorations were going back this morning, so we left there,” said the road. Standing on the road and talking to AP communication, it connects Paules to the mainland. But they said no. We can’t yet do it. “

When the crew evaluated the safety of the island, the road and McCurrow were told to wait, and the barricade cut off access to the houses.

“If there are people who bring our belongings on the island, they will surely be pleased,” said McCallow.

In the next hour, Road and McCurrow carefully asked everyone who came across one inland side of the two Causeway bridges if they could regain their wedding tools.

Eddie Wilder said that he would be happy to help. As a real estate owner, he is allowed to cross the bank. So, Road and McCurrow give him the access code for the rental property, guide the location via FaceTime, and bring up the celebration of champagne, which was stored for the weekend, “Please bring one or two. “

Lord and McCullough were delighted to hear that the gear was completed.

“We’ve just gained a wedding, so I understand,” said Eddie’s wife, Lenny Wilder, hugging McCard while handing a gown and tuxedo bag.

“Everyone was very optimistic. Please take a look at this beautiful day,” said McCallow.


Meg Kinard

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