PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — In a wedding dress and snow boots, Sally Faulkner made her way up the front steps of the Providence Public Library to Adam Irujo, the man she plans on spending the rest of her life with.
It wasn’t your typical wedding ceremony, with strong wind gusts and piles of snow making it difficult for Faulkner’s parents to help her up the stairs, but it will certainly be memorable for the Lincoln couple.
When Faulkner and Irujo first saw this weekend’s forecast, they were worried the major snowstorm would ruin their special day.
But ultimately, they both decided they would do whatever it took to preserve the wedding date on their marriage certificate, which is roughly five years to the day they matched on a dating app.
“We have a few cutting boards with that date on it, a couple of mugs,” Faulkner added. “So today is the day … 1/29!”
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Fast forward to Saturday afternoon, when they tied the knot amongst some intense snowfall surrounded by their wedding party, all of whom were bundled up in winter apparel.
“We thought it was going to be be really hard, and then it all came together,” Faulkner said. “The Providence Public Library worked with us so well … I think it was just meant to be.”
The celebration ended with some photos and a brief “snowball fight” reception before the group walked back to their nearby hotel.
The couple’s formal indoor ceremony has been rescheduled to Sunday, which is when all of their friends and family will attend.
“We’ve got people here from all over the country,” Faulkner said. “From Oregon, Washington … my family came from Maryland and his family came in from all over New England.”