Wedding goes on despite ice, power outage

Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:49 PM

MERRIMACK , N.H., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire couple said they refused to let an ice storm and a power outage at their reception hall postpone the wedding they had spent a year planning.

Merrimack newlyweds Donna and Steve Webster said their 100 guests braved the storm Tuesday to witness the nuptials in a chapel that still had power. The gift of extension cords from businesses near the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall allowed the reception to have enough electricity for a DJ and two Christmas trees, WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H., reported Tuesday.

The Websters said despite conditions seemingly stacking up against them, the event went smoothly Tuesday with light in the cold hall generated by candles and heat emanating from dancing bodies.

"I'm glad that it all happened, even though, at the time, I wasn't," Donna Webster said of her big day.

The couple said they are in the process of planning their honeymoon for after the holidays and thus far they know one thing for sure: It's going to be someplace warm.

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