A happy couple said ‘yes’ to each other during an outdoor ceremony on Saturday amid a ‘historic’ blizzard, reported AccuWeather.
Sally and Adam Irujo tied the knot in Providence, Rhode Island, which saw more than 19 inches of snow following the blizzard — “the fourth-largest snowstorm the city has ever recorded,” AccuWeather noted.
Despite being “literally” snowed in at their hotel earlier today, the couple decided nothing was going to stop them from exchanging their vows.
“We’ve been planning it for 14 months,” Adam said. NBC News 10.
“We have a few cutting boards with this date on them, a few [of] mugs and a marriage license on it,” Sally added. “Today is today.”
So on Jan. 29, the couple and their friends and family put on their snowsuits and headed to the Providence Public Library, where the ceremony took place.
“Sally wore a cream skirt she originally used for their rehearsal dinner with a white sweater, and pulled her hair back under a cream colored hat,” Insider said. Meanwhile, Adam wore a tuxedo under his snowboarding gear.
On its website, the American Red Cross encouraged everyone to stay indoors if possible during a snowstorm. However, if someone had to go out, the nonprofit said they should wear tight, layered clothing.
“Outerwear should be tightly woven and water repellent,” the Red Cross said, adding that individuals should also cover their mouths to protect their lungs from cold winter air.
Individuals should also be careful not to overwork themselves, the nonprofit organization said. Activities that could easily lead to overexertion include walking, driving a heavy vehicle, or shoveling snow.
“Heart attacks from heavy snow shoveling are a leading cause of death during winter,” the Red Cross explained.
Fortunately, the Irujos and their wedding guests survived the cold. They even participated in a snowball fight after the ceremony.
“Adam actually fired the first shot at me,” Sally told Insider. “But it was so hard to do anything there, if you didn’t have glasses it was hard to see, it was crazy.”
Although Saturday’s historic weather was not part of the couple’s original wedding plans, they were still “excited” to get married, the couple told NBC 10 News.
“We thought it was going to be really tough and it all fell into place,” Sally said. “Providence Public Library worked so well with us. All of our vendors were somehow available today and I think it was meant to be.”