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Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo in Oregon

Published June 10, 2014 3:20 pm
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Bend, Ore. • A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple's wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime.

A fire truck rolled up at Rock Spring Ranch near Bend with sirens blaring Saturday and the wedding party was told to evacuate, The Oregonian reported (http://bit.ly/1uQEhJp ).

The minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony. Everyone cheered and began to evacuate to downtown Bend's Drake Park for the reception.



As guests headed for the cars, wedding photographer Josh Newton took some photos of the couple with the wildfire raging in the background.

Michael Wolber called it "the most beautiful ceremony either of us could have ever imagined." He and his wife, April Hartley, live in Aloha and both work at Nike Inc.

"It's terrible to be evacuated from your own wedding," said Lisa Clark, a fire information officer with the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center. "But it's a story for the rest of their lives and nothing that could be duplicated."

The wedding venue was on the edge of the wind-pushed fire, and deputies and fire trucks were driving through the area telling people to evacuate as a precaution.

Firefighters were probably sympathetic to the wedding party with the disruption and permitted the quick ceremony.

"I don't think the firefighters would have allowed the extra few minutes if it had been that critical," Clark said.

Newton said Tuesday he's heard from many people, including firefighters, about his photo.

"I've actually heard a lot from the wildfire community and they are totally amped on it!" he said.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

 

 

 

 

 

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