Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Mon, June 9 2014 at 11:08 PM, Updated: Wed, June 11 2014 at 9:58 AM
Bend, Ore.-- A wedding picture captures the most beautiful moment in a couples life. But for Mike and April Wolber it also captured something terrifying as the Two Bulls Fire broke out near their wedding venue.
"It completely changed the plans of our day and changed the course of what we thought everything was going to look like," said Groom, Mike Wolber.
The grooms brother, Kaleb Wolber said sirens started blaring right before the bride walked down the aisle. They were told Rock Springs Ranch would have to be evacuated.
"I remember looking at the pastor, Liz, saying, 'I have to marry April today and I have to marry her here,'"said Wolber.
But the Wolbers said firefighters and the owner of the ranch then had a change of heart.
"She runs down and says we can do it! It can happen! But we have to get out of here really quickly," said Kaleb Wolber.
They had to move quickly through the ceremony and moved the reception to their back-up location at Drake Park.
"In light of everything that happened there was not a sad face to be seen. Everyone was cheerful and happy and working so hard to move everything from A to B. It was just unreal," said Kaleb Wolber.
Needless to say, the newlyweds now have quite the story to tell.
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NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.
She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.
Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.
She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”