ONLY ON 3: Bride hopes Irene doesn’t crash her wedding

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Submitted: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 4:00pm
Updated: Thu, 08/25/2011 - 4:19pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, but what about a hurricane? Well, one Wilmington bride is still scheduled to have her wedding Saturday outside a home along the Intracoastal Waterway.

“Literally my first reaction was, ‘Nooo!,” Leigh Muscle said.

When Muscle found out Hurricane Irene’s predicted path was headed for the Port City, she looked to her fiancé for reassurance.

“He completely calmed me down, and then we just started thinking of all the different things we could do and all the different situations and started planning for them,” she said.

All the ingredients for a dream wedding are in place. Muscle plans to walk down the aisle in the front yard of her mother’s house and move guests to the back for the reception. The house sits right on the Intracoastal Waterway.

“As of now, it looks like it’s just going to be a little bit of rain and a little bit of wind, and it just looks like we need to move the event from outside to inside, so that’s what we’re planning,” Muscle said.

August 27 is a special date for the couple. It will be their third anniversary.

But with Irene threatening to rain on her parade, Muscle is preparing for the worst.

“We are not opposed to canceling the wedding,” she said.

This bride is wishing her perfect day isn’t clouded by the perfect storm.

“I put a Facebook quote up that said anyone who comes up with the best go away Irene song will be my friend forever,” Muscle said.

Muscle says all vendors helping out with the wedding are willing to accommodate if the event is cancelled or moved inside.


  • Guest says:

    We had our wedding scheduled for Saturday too. Had to change it to friday. Both of us, and majority of our guests, are in emergency services. Wishing you the best on your wedding day! Hope it passes by quickly.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Better have some big generators ready too. Maybe inside but you might be in the dark and drinking warm champagne.

  • Guest1234 says:

    @not news. hahahahahahaha!!! that was hilarious

  • Guest says:

    What on earth is wrong with you people that would make such an ugly comment to a bride who has to deal with a hurricane on her wedding day. If you don’t like or care about the story, don’t read it, but there is no need to make a nasty comment. You are clearly a pathetic human being. I hope that those around you are more gracious to you when you go through a difficult situation than you have been to this poor bride. SHAME ON YOU!!!

  • Mike G says:

    What a total JERK. I hope a tree lands on your house or your car or even better on that pea brain that is in that empty space in your skull.

  • :) says:

    I agree! Like, hello, you planned your wedding day in the middle of hurricane season!

  • Guest611 says:

    No one made you read this story, or take the time to comment on it. You are not so self-important that you think you decide what should be news are you. On a lighter note, i’m sure the wedding will be wonderful. Just take it in stride and laugh about it together. You’ll definately have a story for your grandkids!

  • Guest says:

    Sounds like a personal problem to me.

  • Charles Walters says:

    If you have to change your plans, I hope the places you have booked give you credit and help you adjust the times so you can have your day. Good Luck!!!!!!

  • Guest2020 says:

    I wonder what you get from Perry’s Emporium if you get a hurricane on your wedding day.

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