- Every bride's dream is to wake up on her wedding day to a bright morning with the sun rays peering through her windows
- Kate Fotheringham, however, woke up to pounding rain followed by news that the road to her wedding venue was flooded and impassable
- A distress tweet changed the whole situation when a helicopter tour company offered to airlift the stranded bride to her big day
Thirty-year-old Kate Fotheringham and her 33-year-old to-be husband Wayne Bell woke up on the morning of their wedding to raging rains.
With such prohibitive weather, all signs pointed to their big day ending up gloomy rather than glamorous.
Glamour would become the least of their worries as Kate soon learned that the road to the wedding venue in Wingham was impassable due to heavy flooding.
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A young bride's worst nightmare had just become a reality and she could do little to save the situation.
"It was the most water that I've ever seen in my life and the most that dad's ever seen in his life," she said.
But the couple had two options; to either attend their wedding or attend their wedding. There were just no two ways about it.
That is when she took to social media to share her plight partly to vent but also hoping someone would conjure a workable solution.
At the onset, it looked like hers was an exercise in futility but as she would quickly learn, that blind shot was all she needed to turn a bad situation right on its head.
Someone from a nearby helicopter tour agency bumped on her distress call and offered to airlift her to the venue.
The next tweet from Kate oozed positivity and joy, informing her followers that the wedding had come to fruition after all.
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"Update, I made it to the church and married the love of my life! Affinity Helicopters in Port Macquarie came to the rescue and made sure we all got there. This is the bridge that blocked us from making the 5-minute drive into town! What a day!" she tweeted.
Kate's story took a turn for the better, but it was a stark reminder to humanity that as we make plans in life, there exist other powers beyond our control that hold the potential to bring every meticulous detail to a brutal stop.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a gentleman identified on Twitter as Grand Leech with the handle @_1Leech disclosed how he was able to win a lady he admired on social media beginning with his very first message.
In a post on his personal handle, Grand Leech shared screenshots of how he started the chat and also showed a picture of them together now.
Grand Leech began by complementing the beautiful young lady and mentioned his desire to meet her in person to see more for himself and later added that he is willing to wait for as long as it may take.
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