One Wichita man spent months planning the perfect New York City proposal, only to have Hurricane Sandy crash his romantic plans.
According to KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, Kansas resident Jordan Doom flew girlfriend Natalie Vandervort and her family to New York City under the guise of visiting Vandervort's sister. Doom's proposal went off without a hitch -- they enjoyed a six-course meal, he got down on one knee, Vandervort said "yes" -- but now Hurricane Sandy has left the couple stranded in the city.
The pair had hoped to return home on Monday, but with airports in the region closed as the storm surges toward the East Coast, the Wichita couple's trip has been extended at least until Wednesday.
Still, the bride-to-be hasn't let the superstorm dampen her excitement over the engagement.
"I was completely blown away," Vandervort told KWCH, "I said 'yes,' obviously -- everything's been a whirlwind since then."
Click through the slideshow below to see six natural disasters that caused major wedding day distress.
Tornado Destroys Wedding Reception
These newlyweds were completely unprepared for the tornado that completely ruined their outdoor wedding reception in Crown Point, Indiana. The storm shows no mercy for the poor bride and groom, destroying their wedding tent, cars, and just about everything else in its path. Horrifying.
Hailstorm Hits Wedding
This hailstorm struck one couple's big day, forcing event organizers to scramble for cover underneath the colorfully decorated tent. The video is dated August 9, 2008.
Storm Rattles Reception
Groomsmen, bridesmaids and a handful of family brace themselves against the windy storm that hit this couple's wedding reception. Despite their efforts to hold down the collapsing tent (and everything in it), many end up drenched by the non-stop torrent of rain.
Hurricane Strands Wedding Guests
In <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-photos_n_939227.html" target="_hplink">August 2011</a>, Hurricane Irene stranded <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/vermont-flooding-wedding-helicopter_n_942756.html" target="_hplink">Marc Leibowitz and his bride Janina</a> in Pittsfield, Vermont -- with about 60 wedding guests. As many as a dozen guests had to be airlifted by helicopter to safety, after the flood waters washed away the only road leading out of town. How's <em>that</em> for a wedding to remember?
Earthquake Shakes Wedding Photos
Couples posing for their wedding day photo-session were interrupted by a terrifying<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-566755/Pictured-The-moment-Chinese-earthquake-wrecked-church--middle-couples-wedding.html" target="_hplink"> 7.9 magnitude</a> earthquake, which hit the Sichuan province on <a href="http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/23/from-china-disaster-caught-in-a-wedding-lens/" target="_hplink">May 12, 2008.</a> Amazingly, no one was hurt -- but the <a href="a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-566755/Pictured-The-moment-Chinese-earthquake-wrecked-church--middle-couples-wedding.html" target="_hplink"" target="_hplink">century-old French missionary church </a>they had been standing against was in ruins.
Dust Storm Disrupts Wedding
On September 10, a dust storm swept through <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/25/dust-storm-arizona-wedding_n_1031558.html" target="_hplink">Gus and Jennifer Luna's outdoor wedding ceremony</a>. Despite the disruption, the bride and groom exchanged their vows (in front of one very determined officiator), and loyal guests braved the storm in honor of the couple.
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