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Friends help woman after Florence washes away wedding plans

September 15, 2018

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — Katelyn French was at a loss when her nine months of planning to be married this weekend in North Carolina’s mountains was washed away by Hurricane Florence.

But then family and friends in Florida’s Panhandle stepped up to give her and her fiance, Matt Parsons, a dream wedding a little closer to home.

Her aunt, April Crosby, opened up her home on a lake in Chipley, Florida for the wedding.

French tells Panama City television station WMBB that her aunt told her not to worry since the wedding was going to be “fabulous.”

Friends and family set up benches in front of the backyard lake, strung lights from trees and folded cloth napkins in preparation for Saturday’s nuptials.

French says what seemed like a disaster ended up being a blessing.

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Information from: WMBB-TV, http://www.wmbb.com/

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