Florida: Couple determined to have beach wedding in spite of hurricane Matthew

The groom says they still plan on having "some type of ceremony, whatever kind of ceremony that will be."

By: AP | Cocoa Beach | Published:October 7, 2016 5:41 pm
Clouds cover the sky over the beach near the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.  Matthew steamed toward Florida with winds of 140 mph Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people across the Southeast boarded up their homes and fled inland to escape the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade.  (Will Vragovic /Tampa Bay Times via AP) Clouds cover the sky over the beach near the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (Will Vragovic /Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Hurricane Matthew has forced evacuations, the cancellation of vacations, and left hundreds of thousands in the dark. But the storm won’t stop one Florida couple’s dream beach wedding. Jaime Gurnavage and Ryan Gordon tell Florida Today that they chose their Saturday beach wedding for a reason. Gurnavage explains that “everything is engraved with the 8th of October.” She says they “picked the 8th because the No. 8, when you set it on the side, it’s the infinity symbol.”

The couple lives in nearby Suntree. Gurnavage says they still plan on having “some type of ceremony, whatever kind of ceremony that will be.” The wedding was set to be held at the Ocean Landing Resort in Cocoa Beach.

Because Matthew spared south Florida, the couple should have smooth sailing for their honeymoon. They’ll be vacationing in Key West.

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    mathimathi
    Oct 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm
    hurricane wedding.
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