Fla. first responder couple keeps wedding date despite hurricane

Mexico Beach firefighter Bryon Hughes and Panama City Police Detective Cori Clark got married despite the destruction Hurricane Michael brought

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — A first responder couple who has been dealing with the destruction of Hurricane Michael did not let the weather stop them from getting married.

FOX17 reported that Mexico Beach firefighter Byron Hughes and Panama City Police detective Cori Clark decided to go through with their plans and were married just 11 days after Hurricane Michael devastated the area.

The couple, who had initially decided to cancel the big day, changed their mind at the last minute and exchanged vows “among the debris,” according to wedding photographer Sarah Lynsey.

"Their love is stronger than a hurricane, so they decided to keep their wedding date and location," Lynsey said on Facebook. "We were surrounded by their fellow officers and firefighters as they said 'I do' among the debris and on the backdrop of a stunning sky."

Lynsey said the wedding lifted the spirits of the town.

"I know their story will encourage so many others to love stronger than any storm ever could," she said.

The photos of the wedding have since been shared by more than 22,000 people.


It's been 11 days since Hurricane Michael hit our little town. Cori and Bryon had their big day planned for months....

Posted by Photography & Art by Sara Lynsey LLC on Sunday, October 21, 2018


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