Provo bride-to-be watches as wedding plans go up in flames

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  • Saharanne Buffalo, IA
    July 28, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    I had a house fire in Dec 1997. I know what they are going through. Mine burned to the ground because it was old and a wooden frame. I lost everything I ever owned including pictures over 100 years old. I pray they are back on their feet rather quickly. Bless you and your family.

  • bw00ds Tucson, AZ
    July 27, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    Yes, it is sad--but it is not. They made it out alive, thank God! (And most of their pets, too.) But it is a tough loss and I'll keep them in my prayers.

  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    July 27, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    My heart hurts for this family. I hope everything works out for the best both for the wedding and your future as a family. I hope you have "enough" for joy on your big day and for your entire lives.

    Small anecdote: My daughter was very stressed about her own wedding eleven years ago. She wanted things to be absolutely perfect. And of course they weren't. Some things ordered arrived late or were the wrong thing. When she asked me what she was going to do, I suggested that she talk to her fiance. Best advice I've ever given her! I will never forget what he told her. "Honey, this is not about our wedding. This is about our marriage.It's not about the ceremony or the honeymoon, it is about the rest of our lives together" The wedding was beautiful even with some things that seemed "essential" missing. I'm so grateful that they are still happily married with or without the perfect wedding. Good luck. I hope everything will go well for you not only on your wedding day, but forever. May you always have enough.

  • MormonSean Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    This is just very sad.

    If there is any one thing I know, it is that with prayer, faith, and keeping the commandments- anything is possible.

    Especially with a wedding, you may not expect it but one may find after a tragedy like this that people can show an overwhelming amount of love and help. I hope that is the case here. Even if it isn't, happiness and blessings can still be found and good can come of it (though sometimes it's obviously hard to find or not in the way we want).

    I hope this girl and her family can feel love and support from those around them and find good in this. Wedding planning is stressful enough to begin with.

  • Gemini Australia, 00
    July 27, 2013 6:33 a.m.

    Oh this is so sad. I'm from Australia and when similar things happen that are reported in the newspapers or TV, someone organizes a collection of some kind, or businesses come forward and donate to replace lost goods. Even a car or a garage like this would be replaced. Maybe Deseret News could perhaps organize some help from local businesses if the family's losses could not be recouped by Insurance? Seems like a nice thing to do given all that has been lost - more so if they did not have home owners insurance. Maybe this could be the catalyst - people of Provo unite - help this family out - especially this young lady pre wedding!!

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    July 26, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    So sad. We just had a homemade wedding in our family. So much work and money goes into these plans!