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Lightning Strikes During Wedding As Groom Says 2020 Sucks

Lightning Strikes During Wedding As Groom Says 2020 Sucks

A couple had the fright of their lives when a thunderstorm struck during their nuptials.

Aaron Sawitsky, from Massachusetts, US, had just finished telling his loving bride how much 2020 had sucked when a bolt of lighting struck just metres away. Yep, that sounds about right.

In the clip, which Aaron shared to his Instagram account, he and his wife-to-be, Denice, can be seen facing one another during an outdoor service, with grey clouds gathered overhead.

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During the video, Aaron can be heard saying: "Let's face it, 2020 has not been the best year."

And just second later a sharp bolt of lightning strikes the lake in the background.

The footage was shared with the caption: "Turn on the sound for this one. Mother nature has one wry sense of humor. Thankfully no one got electrocuted and we finished our vows before the rain started!"

A bolt of lightning struck during the ceremony. Credit: Aaron Sawitsky
A bolt of lightning struck during the ceremony. Credit: Aaron Sawitsky
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Speaking to WHDH, he said that it was kind of perfect.

He said: "As we were getting ready, we could start hearing thunderstorms in the distance and that was unsettling.

"The timing was pretty epic. And it so perfectly captures the experience of 2020 so far. So, I think the only thing you can do is look at it and be like, 'Yup. Yea that's 2020'. And kind of laugh."

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The loving couple had originally planned to get hitched back in June, however, due to the corona virus pandemic they had to reschedule the ceremony.

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Denice told the site: "When we rescheduled it we said, 'No matter what happens we are getting married 22 August'.

But, fortunately, they were able to finish their nuptials and tie the knot as planned. Credit: Aaron Sawitsky
But, fortunately, they were able to finish their nuptials and tie the knot as planned. Credit: Aaron Sawitsky
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"That was an important part. No matter what happens, it might just be the two of us but we're getting married that day."

Speaking about the lighting strike, she said they had no idea it was coming.

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Adding: "It was also very surprising because there was nothing in the weather forecast - like on any forecast."

As Aaron said in his post, he and Denice were able to finish the ceremony and tie the knot as they had planned.

Aaron told NBC: "The wedding evening ended with a rainbow and sunny skies, so hopefully, that's a good omen for what's ahead."

In a separate post, he shared a photograph of them embracing beneath a huge black cloud.

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The post read: "So happy to be married to this incredible woman. Thanks for choosing to spend your life with me Denice McClure."

Featured Image Credit: Aaron Sawitsky

Topics: Weather, US News

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Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]