One of the more common superstitions is that rain on your wedding day is good luck. But does the same thing apply for monster sandstorms that unexpectedly barrel through a wedding ceremony much to the chagrin of everyone in attendance?
A couple in Arizona will discover this for themselves after their outdoor wedding was interrupted by a huge sandstorm last month. The weather was clear at the start of the ceremony; but midway through, the wind picked up intensely and the air darkened with dust, causing them to cut the whole thing short. It's far from a picture perfect wedding day as you can see from the video. But the good news is that there is a beautiful silver lining ...
If you watch the video, the couple totally takes it in stride.
The groom, despite having swallowed a bucketful of sand by the end of the video, gives a jovial "let's get the hell out of here" hand signal. The bride, too, should have been miserable: Her veil is whipping around her head and her perfectly coiffed hair has come undone, but she's smiling all the way through it. She told the local TV station:
At first, I was a little upset about it, but at the same time, what are you going to do? It’s the weather.
Can I marry this woman? Any other bride would have thrown a tantrum that her perfect day was ruined.
As most married people will tell you, marriage is a journey that includes just as many "sandstorms" as it does days of perfect, cloudless weather. That this couple were able to maintain a good perspective -- while their eyes stung with sand -- suggests that they might be able to handle whatever married life throws at them in the years to come.
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