A person’s wedding day might be one of most memorable days of their entire life – so it can be pretty devastating if something goes wrong.
Dulce Gonzalez was experiencing this kind of devastation when a monstrous thunderstorm started pouring rain on her beach wedding.
The 24-year-old bride and her husband Ariel were determined to get married on the beaches of Pascagoula, Mississippi because that’s where they first met – and where they started seeing each other romantically. The couple was set to get married on the last week of June, but the weather had other plans.
Gonzalez and dozens of other wedding guests watched the rain come down from their cars, hoping that it would stop – but thankfully, there was someone else who was watching the situation unfold as well.
Throughout the day, 67-year-old Cynthia Strunk and her husband had been watching the Gonzalez wedding preparations from their beach house. Since the Strunks first moved into the house in 1999, they have seen dozens of weddings take place on the beach, but they had never seen one get rained out before.
Heartbroken by the predicament, Cynthia ran up to the bride’s car, soaking wet and without an umbrella, and told Dulce to simply host the wedding in her beach home.
“The bride’s mother started crying at that point and [Gonzalez] said ‘thank you’ and she had tears in her eyes,” Strunk told The Washington Post.
Cynthia simply asked for ten minutes to prepare the house. She told the Post that despite the house usually being pretty messy from their grandkids, luck was on their side; the house was tidy, and since the Strunks are used to having family reunions with plenty of relatives, they had several dozen folding chairs at the ready.
Cynthia arranged and decorated one of their larger rooms “as if it was her own daughter” who was getting married.
When all of the wedding guests were escorted into the house, sheltered from the rain with umbrellas in hand, Dulce was “shocked” by what she saw.
“They had everything set as if we actually planned it,” Gonzalez said. “It was perfect. I told my husband that [the Strunks] were little angels that God sent us.”
The cozy little wedding proceeded wonderfully with a gorgeous view of the rainy beach from the windows. After the ceremony, Dulce’s father delivered a speech thanking the Strunks for their kindness.
“The father was just so appreciative and they were just such gracious, wonderful people,” Strunk told the Post. “We were just happy to do it — and to us, it was no big deal.”
The newlyweds have kept in contact with the Strunks on social media since the spontaneous indoor wedding. The Gonzalezes brought the older couple cake and flowers for the Fourth of July, and Dulce says that she plans on making them dinner sometime soon.
On top of that, the Strunks told Dulce that if she ever has a child, she should bring them by the house so they can see how her marriage began – and Dulce says that she will be more than happy to do so.
Say “I Do” To This Sweet Story And Share It With Your Friends – Photo by Dulce Gonzalez