LARKSPUR, Colo. (CBS) – Planning a wedding in Colorado in 2013 has been tough. Wildfires closed some venues, and then came the September floods which washed out locations and roads. Then, finally, this week’s government shutdown closed national parks, and many of those in Colorado provide a nice backdrop for wedding pictures.
One self-confessed romantic started a Facebook page called “Save My Colorado Wedding” to help displaced couples.
The page created by wedding photographer Sara Roshan connects couples like Nicolette Vassar and Clinton Sistrunk with alternative wedding spots to keep their nuptials on track.
Vassar and Sistrunk are getting married Friday night but not at their original location. Instead of The Red Lion in Boulder Canyon, which is inaccessible due to flood damage on Highway 119, the wedding is moving to Perry Park.
“The Perry Park County Club has so been so helpful and so kind,” said Vassar. “This is beautiful.”
The move meant scrambling to inform guests of changes and getting deliveries changed.
Vassar and Sistrunk admit there were a few tears along the way with the disrupted plans, but in the end it was a lesson about compromise and a life together.
“It’s just one of those stepping stones,” Vassar said. “We’re taking it in strides, it’s not the first time we’ve changed plans and it won’t be the last.
“The only thing that matters is we’re together.”
Colorado Floods: How To Help
The recent floods are impacting families and communities throughout Colorado, so CBS4 has compiled a list of ways you can support the local communities impacted by the floods.