Hurricane Irma forces West Chester couple to change wedding plans

Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 18:18:54-04

WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- A local couple planning a small gazebo wedding in Savannah, Georgia, has had to change their plans because of Hurricane Irma.

Brian Humanic proposed to Donna Groh in April.

"Right off the bat, we knew we were going to get married in Savannah," Groh said.

She had shown Humanic photos of Savannah. They arranged to get married in the gazebo at Whitefield Square Friday, but the officiant and photographer urged them to cancel.

"They had Hurricane Mathew come through last year, and so they had very high concerns this year and wanted to protect their clients," Groh said. "So, her suggestion to us was to either cancel or reschedule due to the threat of Hurricane Irma."

Groh said she's disappointed but knows her problems are small by comparison. 

Speaking with one of the wedding vendors, "I let her know that I understand my situations isn't near as to what their's is and that we would keep them in our throughts and prayers," she said. 

Now Groh and Humanic will be marrying at his sister's house in Mason, where a local receptiion was planned anyway. She said they're hoping to honeymoon in Savannah. 

"The best laid-out plans are not always what they're supposed to be," Groh said. "I'm a true believe that everything happens for a reason and I think there's a reason that we're supposed to get married gere in front of our family and friends instead of down there in Savannah."