Weddings before the storm: Couples tie the knot ahead of Barry – WDSU New Orleans

As Tropical Storm Barry bore down on Louisiana, several couples tied the knot.

An Associated Press photographer and his new bride were supposed to be married Saturday night, but with the impending storm, the couple decided to move their wedding up to Friday.

Video submitted to WDSU showed a couple holding a wedding parade, often called a “second line” through the French Quarter.

And a couple in Morgan City saw the impending storm as a good luck sign of sorts.

Maria Templet told KATC that her grandparents got married during a hurricane and were married for more than 60 years.

“It was just so unpredictable, we had no idea what to do. So we just said, ‘Well, we’re going to have faith and then to go with it,'” Templet said.

The couples who held pre-storm weddings each said they were ready to get married.

“Took a deep breath and I was like it doesn’t matter ’cause at the end of the day we get to be married and nothing’s going to stop that. And I’m grateful that we didn’t change anything. We didn’t fix it. I’m just ready, and I’m glad it’s here,” Templet said.

“We realized we had a marriage license, two rings … and we didn’t really want to wait any longer,” AP photographer Gerald Herbert said.

Video below courtesy of KATC via CNN

The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.


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