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Louisiana couple weds as a hurricane grows closer — just like the bride's grandparents

Posted at 9:24 AM, Jul 13, 2019

Hurricane Barry is coming in strong into Louisiana this weekend, but so is one couple's love.

Jean Paul and Maria Templet had scheduled their wedding for July 12, but as the day grew nearer, Barry grew stronger.

The couple decided to go ahead with their special day since it now seemed to be a family tradition.

Maria said that her grandparents got married during a hurricane 69 years ago.

"We just said we'll have faith and go with it," Maria Templet said.

Paul believes the hurricane means their wedding will be extra lucky.

"You wet a knot, it gets tighter...and they say rain on a wedding day is good luck. Well, we got a hurricane," he said,

Canceling that wedding day was not an option for the couple.

"You don't cancel a marriage," Jean Paul Templet said. "You don't cancel a wedding under any condition."

As Maria Templet prepared for her big day, she said she took a deep breath despite the unusual circumstances.

"At the end of the day, we get to be married, and nothing is going to stop that," she said.

Not even a hurricane.

This story was originally published by Katie Easter on KATC in Laffayette, Louisiana.