07/06/2012 05:48 pm ET

Wedding Weather: Huge Storm Crashes New Jersey Wedding

True love can always weather the storm.

Last weekend, New Jersey couple Josh and Krista Sand tested this axiom quite literally when a windstorm nearly destroyed their June 30 wedding, reports.

The "super derecho" storm, as it's called, struck Friday night, the evening before the wedding. According to, the storm knocked out power to South Jersey and pelted the region with golf ball-sized hail.

But the bride and groom didn't let turbulent weather ruin their Big Day.

The next day, with the power still out and fallen trees everywhere, the Sands were determined to go through with the ceremony. Despite a few obstacles -- like the unity candle's wick breaking -- the two were married.

However, while the Sands made it through their "I do's," their weather woes weren't over yet. The bride's father, Jim McCormick, decided to call off the reception at the nearby Smithville Inn on account of no running water and "warm beer."

Mother Nature has come between couples on their Big Days before. Earlier this year, a Florida couple tied the knot during a tropical storm, and another set of newlyweds has the photo of a lifetime after a tornado formed in the distance during their May wedding.

Click through the slideshow below to see other weddings that weathered the weather.

Natural Disasters At Weddings