Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wedding in a blaze!

This is beautiful White Point Beach Resort in Liverpool Nova Scotia -- just a short 40 minute drive from my house. Or I should say this was White Point. Saturday afternoon the main portion of the resort (the most prominent part of the lower picture) burned to the ground. No one was harmed, and the hundreds of tame bunnies that roamed freely on the resort were fine as well.
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But I guess even fire cannot quench true love. I thought the following was a wonderful story.
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(Taken from a local news feature) "Nancy Rogers was lacing up her wedding dress and putting the finishing touches on her makeup when word came of a fire spreading through the lodge where she was to be married.
The 32-year-old bride-to-be walked out of her cabin at White Point Beach Resort at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday to see smoke pouring from the hotel's main hall.
And even though flames were shooting 20 metres into the air and black smoke could be seen for several kilometres, Rogers and her fiance, Michael, decided to plow ahead with the ceremony she had been planning for months.
"We decided that the most important thing was that we wanted to get married and we were only an hour late," she said Sunday from her home in Halifax.
"It was definitely a memorable day."
Rogers and some of her 45 guests, including a woman from Russia who lost her passport in the fire, were evacuated from their rooms and some of the cabins that dot the resort's white-sand beach.
She said it wasn't until after the ceremony that she realized how bad the fire was and that all of her wedding gifts and flowers had been destroyed.
"It was completely engulfed and everything was up in flames," she said. "We lost all of that stuff, but that's not important to us. We got the most important things."
The couple's wedding pictures include some that show the burning resort in the background, as well as fire trucks."

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Isn't that a wild story! What wedding pictures those will be!
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Reports so far say that the fire was not intentional; and the owners state that they will rebuild which is not just a relief for that little community but for those of us who love it as well. This is where all the overnight orientations for the international students are held. Also, my girlfriends and I have had many evenings eating at their first class dining room and drinking wine in front of the fire in our cabin later. It's a really special place.
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8 comments:

Pat MacKenzie said...

What a story they'll have to tell for years to come. It's too bad such a beautiful place burned down but good that no one (or bunny) was injured.

Chatty Crone said...

Pat is right - that is one story that will remain with them forever.
sandie

Pamela Gordon said...

That sure was quite a fire and certainly a day that couple will never forget! I think I stayed there once with my aunt and uncle in a cabin back in the 60's. Not sure if that's the place and have always wanted to go back there to see it. I wrote my name on the cabin wall along with hundreds of others so doubt that wall is still visible! LOL

TARYTERRE said...

What a gorgeous place. How sad to see it destroyed by fire. Everything they lost can be replaced. Thank goodness nobody got hurt. But what a way to start a marriage. This is a story they are going to be telling for years.

Sweet Tea said...

She sounds like a very wise Bride, not a Bride-zilla. She didn't let the fire steal the joy of her special day.
Kudos to her. . .Glad the beautiful place will rebuild and you can visit there again someday!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Thankfully no one was hurt, and they will have fascinating stories to tell their children! I'm a new follower via Empty Nester, and I look forward to seeing more of you. Julie

grandelights said...

I'll bet their grandchildren won't believe what happened on their wedding day.Good that they got some amazing photos.

Nezzy said...

Now that's one flamin' weddin' story.

The wedding here on the Ponderosa wasn't near that eventful, 'cept for the fifty mile an hour winds!!!

Thanks for the very unique story.

God bless and have a fantastic day sweetie!!!