While life came to a standstill across the Midwest Saturday, there was one bright spot at the municipal golf clubhouse in Storm Lake. The wind chills of more than 50 below and visibility at zero could not stop two Buena Vista University seniors from uniting in marriage.
Aaron Gillespie, 23 of Milo, and Jenna Berg, 22 of Rock Rapids, fought the cold and blowing snow for an intimate ceremony Saturday afternoon - even without the best man, the D.J., and many of the guests.
The newlyweds said they were too busy with wedding plans to really give the dire storm warnings much thought.
"We were so wrapped up in the planning, we had no idea the weather was going to be what it was when we started," said the new bride.
Her husband said neither of them had thoughts of canceling the ceremony, which has been in the works for two months.
"We were thinking for a real long time the weather might get better, but it kept getting worse and worse," Aaron said.
While Aaron and Jenna did not plan on canceling, they said almost everybody else did. Early Saturday morning the baker called and asked if they still wanted the cake.
Read the rest of this article in the 12/19 Pilot Tribune.