One man in Massachusetts when cursed 2020 during his wedding vows, and mother nature did not take too kindly to his statement.
In a recorded video, Aaron Sawitsky can be seen standing opposite his bride Denice McClure (now Sawitsky) as they prepare to say their wedding vows. Just before he declared his love for her though, the groom made sure to mention the rocky start to the year.
“Let’s face it, 2020 has not been the best year,” Aaron tells his guests, drawing a laugh from those in attendance, right before a huge bolt of lightning struck right next to him.
Fortunately, no one was injured as the lightning bolt missed the ceremony, and everyone in attendance.
“Thankfully no one got electrocuted and we finished our vows before the rain started! Mother nature has one wry sense of humor.” Aaron posted on Instagram.
Speaking with UNILAD, Aaron’s wife, Denice said ‘it perfectly sums up the year so far’, and she’s not wrong. She added that all of the guests were ‘surprisingly calm’ when the lightning struck.
“We were about two minutes away from finishing the ceremony, so I think we all were feeling like, “we’re almost there, let’s just get to the end,” Denice said.
Denice went on to explain that the reason why everyone remained calm is that they didn’t actually realize just how near the lightning strike was.
“I think if we knew how close it was, we would have probably headed for shelter,” she said. “We think it perfectly sums up the year so far: expect the unexpected, roll with the punches, make the best of the situation.”
The newlyweds had been all set to get married in June, but they had to push their date back a total of four times due to coronavirus restrictions. So when they rescheduled for August 22, they told each other that would definitely be the day they tied the knot and nothing would get in their way – not even moody weather and the threat of lightning.
The couple did eventually get to say their ‘I do’s’ in front of 36 of their loved ones in accordance with the state’s coronavirus measures, with the ceremony ending without incident.
As a matter of fact, the storm blew over in about 45 minutes, with the wedding ending with sunny skies and even a rainbow. “Hopefully, that’s what’s ahead for everyone,” Denice said.