1. Various of Emily and Taylor Pascale's wedding ceremony
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Emily Pascale, Bride:
"We were originally going to get married on October 24th of this year, but I just I thought, I don't know, I thought that COVID was going to be for some reason, I thought during the colder months, like with cold and flu going on, like like I was going to be a good idea. So we moved it to August. And then at first I was going to rain that day, which was fine. And then we got news that Laura was going to hit the day before. So we had to kind of scrap all that and run from the hurricane"
3. Various of the Pascale's wedding ceremony
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Emily Pascale, Bride:
5 . "We had just gotten power back from Laura like maybe a week and then Delta and my grandmother was actually gonna marry us, um, I think like that week that Delta, the week the Delta hit. So, yeah, that was the second or third time we had to reschedule because, no second time we had to reschedule because of a hurricane."
6. Emily and Taylor walking together surrounded by friends and family
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Taylor Pascale, Groom:
"She was beautiful. I loved the dress. I guess kind of like took my breath away."
8. Emily and Taylor dancing
9 . SOUNDBITE (English) Taylor Pascale, Groom:
"Come rain or hell, we were getting married. Is what I say."
Most couples might have wondered whether the forces of nature were against them after moving their wedding three times because of the pandemic and two hurricanes that hit almost the exact same spot within weeks of one another.
But Emily Kitfield and Taylor Pascale were even more determined than ever to tie the knot. And in a small ceremony Dec. 5 surrounded by close friends and family, Emily finally got to wear her lace-covered wedding dress and marry Taylor.
Taylor, 22, and Emily, 23, were originally going to get married in October. The young couple has been together for nearly four years and have an adorable 1-year-old son, Kayson, who toddled around the wedding ceremony getting into mischief.
But Taylor said worries that there might be another coronavirus-related lockdown caused them to move the ceremony to Aug. 28.
Then Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm, slammed ashore just miles from Taylor's parents' home where the couple lives. Instead of getting married, the family evacuated to Texas.
Taylor remembers coming back with his two high school aged brothers to put a tarp on their damaged roof and finding his neighborhood of 20 years almost unrecognizable. Taylor's family had to gut a large portion of their house and buy a trailer.
Some members of the family are now living in the trailer while others, including Taylor and Emily, are staying in an addition to the house the family built before the hurricane that survived. Emily's dress, which had been in the addition, came through Laura unscathed.
They rescheduled the ceremony for the October week that turned out to be when Hurricane Delta hit the Louisiana coast just a few miles from where Laura had made landfall.
Then they considered February _ on the anniversary of when they first met _ but with coronavirus cases climbing again, they decided not to delay any further and pulled together a ceremony in a matter of days.
In the end, they invited a small circle of about 20 family and friends to gather at the Pascale home as they tied the knot between two oak trees on the family's property.