I guess I’ll start with my brother’s wedding reception. Or should I say the wedding that happened in a blizzard?
Yeah, my brother was supposed to have his big wedding party, Saturday December 19th, the day that the east coast got slammed with snow. It was a mess. Luckily my family left early Friday so we missed having to drive in the snow. Some of his friends though left later and it took them almost 7 hours to get there! One didn’t get in until 6am Saturday morning!! It was awful out.
Saturday morning the wedding band cancelled. Most of the guests called saying they couldn’t make it. Virginia never having this much snow, didn’t know what to do with themselves. Roads weren’t plowed, they even shut down a portion of I-95 which is a MAJOR road there.
Some of the guests came on Friday, like my family, and we were all staying at the same hotel. Since we were basically snowed in, my brother being a quick thinker, decided to move the reception to the hotel. It was originally supposed to be in the big mansion built in the 1700s but since nothing was getting plowed it would have to impossible to get there.
The hotel was incredibly helpful and set up their conference room. It ended up looking really nice. The caterer was able to come to the hotel and get everything set up. My brother went to the mansion to pick up the liquor and flowers that were there and brought them back to the hotel. The photographer was even able to make it!
I felt so bad for my brother and his wife. However we made the best of a crappy situation and it ended up being really great. Everyone who could make up got all dressed up and we treated like a proper wedding reception. There were originally 91 people coming on Saturday, only 35 were able to make it, mostly because they were already there on Friday. Basically everyone got 2 dinners! lol.
With everything that happened the weekend still ended up being a lot of fun. Also my brother and his wife have a great story to tell people from now on.
The snow outside the hotel!
My brother (yes he wore a top hat lol), me and my mom