The brides are said to always expect the unexpected on their wedding day.
But this took on a new meaning for the Chicago couple, who married in the wine country of California during the Kinkade fire.
Curtis and Katie Ferland traveled from the Wind City to have their dream destination wedding on Saturday in Sonoma County, according to Mercury News. When they landed, they collided with the huge flames that devastated the northern end of the county.
The couple continued their wedding as planned at the Chateau Saint Jean Winery in Kenwood, about 30 miles south of where the fire started, but not without a few hiccups, the report said. Getty Fire: Blaise ignited after a tree branch fell on a power line, officials say
The Kincad, Getty and Teak fires are some of the many fires that raging from California. They led to massive evacuations and power outages.
The air was heavy with smoke, and the sky was as red as the flames that continued to burn. However, it is not the first time the couple's photographer has photographed weddings during forest fires.
"For the third year in a row, I had a wedding in the wine country, and I smoked," said Karna Roa of KMR Photography. local KNTV station.
One particular photo went viral, depicting a pair of hands with masks above their mouths to keep them from the smoke while the fire raged in the background.
"Is this the 'new normal' for the California Wine Party in 2019? ", Roa asked in an interview with Mercury News.
The couple's wedding plan, Sarah Sugrew, told the newspaper that the newlyweds did not swap masks and were only briefly worn outside for
Curtis told KNTV that his wife needs to be interviewed to take the mask photo because he fears it will be "sticky."
"All we wanted was to have our dream wedding," Katie said, "and we did . That's crazy. "
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The Kincade fire burned 76,000 acres, destroyed 19 buildings and forced 200,000 to leave
Wildfires are nothing new to the wine country.More than 40 people were killed and 5,000 homes were destroyed in fires that hit Napa and Sonoma counties in 2017. More than two dozen wineries were damaged by flames, although most recovered and worked again within a few months.
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