Groom Rescues Wedding Guests Stuck in Winter Storm

Groom Rescues Wedding Guests Stuck in Winter Storm
Mon 18-01-2016

Jeremy Landry married Sarah Isherwood on Saturday and their reception was at the St. Joseph's Lakeside Community Centre, near the Town of Antigonish.

A couple had a white wedding, when a snowstorm temporarily trapped people at their wedding reception.

Dinner started at 6 p.m. and by 9 p.m., about 60 centimetres of snow had fallen outside. The idea of having everyone stay overnight at the centre was pondered, but ultimately decided against.

The heavy snowfall meant vehicles parked outside the community centre were buried.

"All you could see was just windows and mirrors. The rest of it was just covered," said Landry.

Some guests got their cars stuck in the parking lot while trying to leave, while others made it to the road only to get stuck there. 

Even though it was his own party, Landry went home, got his pickup truck — which has a plow — and started plowing out his wedding guests.

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"It was snowing that hard that we both had to put our heads out the window so we could see where we were going. It was coming up over the front of the plow, right over the headlights and onto the hood of the truck. It was that deep," said Landry.​

As the night wore on, neighbours came out and helped shovel and plow out guests, but there was just too much snow.

In the end, the families of the newlyweds took in relatives who couldn't make it back to their accommodations.

Landry spent all night driving people home in his truck. At around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, he was finally reunited with his new wife. 

"I was definitely worried about him. I didn't really have a phone on me, so I wasn't really in touch with him, but I knew everybody else was looking out for him," said Isherwood.

Source: CBC