Wildfire creates a once-in-a-lifetime wedding photo
A wildfire that disrupted a couple's wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime.
A fire truck rolled up at Rock Spring Ranch near Bend, Oregon with sirens blaring Saturday. The wedding party was told to evacuate, The Oregonian reported.
The minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony. Everyone cheered and began to evacuate to downtown Bend's Drake Park for the reception.
As guests headed for the cars, wedding photographer Josh Newton took some photos of the couple with the wildfire raging in the background.
Michael Wolber called it "the most beautiful ceremony either of us could have ever imagined." He and his wife, April Hartley, live in Aloha and both work at Nike Inc.
"It's terrible to be evacuated from your own wedding," said Lisa Clark, a fire information officer. "But it's a story for the rest of their lives and nothing that could be duplicated."
The wedding venue was on the edge of the fire. Deputies and fire trucks were driving through the area telling people to evacuate as a precaution.
Newton, the photographer, said he's heard from many people, including firefighters, about his photo.
"I've actually heard a lot from the wildfire community and they are totally amped on it!" he said.
Critical thinking challenge: Did the fire make or break the wedding, and why?