It will take more than wind and rain and hail and fallen trees and gusts that exceed 100 miles per hour and falling trees and lack of electricity to ruin these brides on big days.
Millions across North and South Carolina saw Hurricane Florence as an unwelcome guest after he landed on Friday morning, but few more than the couples whose weddings had been scheduled for this weekend.
However, these couples were not ready to give up, and instead of throwing their arms in the air and admitting defeat, instead they planned the perfect wedding again in just a few days.
The venues were changed, hotels changed reservations, flights were reversed and food options were thrown out the window as these couples somehow managed to make the wedding of their dreams come true against all odds.
Home sweet home: Rosie Duchelle and Dean Lally had planned to get married on the Outer Banks beach in North Carolina, but they managed to move their wedding to Baltimore (a couple up)
Tage it: There was also another big change to make, with the couple abandoning their intended hashtag, #RallyWithTheLallys, to one that reflects their new mentatlity: #LallysGoWithTheFlow
Rosie Duchelle and Dean Lally (The Baltimore Sun)
Lally and Duchelle were already in North Carolina during their wedding week, when they knew they would have to be evacuated days before they were ordered. "Yes, I want to."
The couple, from Pasadena, Maryland, had dreamed of exchanging their votes on the Outer Banks beach, but it was not like that when the hurricane approached the land and its path became clearer.
Lally called his sisters and told them that the party was over just as they were preparing to go to the couple and join, news that did not sit well with his brothers.
"We took 10 or 15 minutes to mourn and process it," explained one of her sisters.
"We said that instead of asking them to cancel, keep the date open because we are going to solve something."
And so, they went to work planning a second wedding, with only 48 hours this time, compared to the two years they spent planning that first ceremony.
The couple became involved, calls were made and, after all, the bride and groom along with 150 of their closest friends are ready for Friday night's party at The Villa in Beltsville, Baltimore.
There was also another big change to make, with the couple abandoning their planned hashtag, #RallyWithTheLallys, to one that reflects their new mindset: #LallysGoWithTheFlow.
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Ranesha Wilson and Jeffrey Springer (10TV)
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They kept hope for as long as they could, but on Monday they accepted the fact that their toes probably would not be in the sand when they said, "Yes, I want to."
And then they started planning a new ceremony that would take place a bit more inland in Columbus.
The couple revealed that despite the stress, they have actually had great luck with their place agreeing to reimburse their money and the airlines that work to redirect the flights of family and friends who are flying for the big day.
This daunting task, which would undoubtedly end many relationships, has only served to remind this couple of how correct they were when it came to choosing their future partner in life.
"We're pretty tough, we just have to remember that this is just a moment," Springer said.
Wilson echoed this and said, "We'll get over it, I think it's been like a tidal wave right now."
Then he added: "I've chosen to marry an incredible man and this is the person I'm supposed to be with."
Children of flowers: Cheryl Vaudreuil and Jayne Dabu (above) moved their wedding date to November instead of risking guests getting hurt in a Virginia botanical garden
Greater power: Dabu calmed down praying to his late father while the couple began the task of looking for alternative dates
Cheryl Vaudreuil and Jayne Dabu (The Virginia party)
The botanical garden of Norfolk was the perfect place for Vaudreuil and Dabu to make their commitment for life in the vicinity of friends and family who had decided the previous year when they booked the place.
At that time, however, the two have no idea that an uninvited guest would be torn apart in the game as an ex bitter, and so on September 15 the two will no longer say "Yes, I want". "
It was something that seemed impossible a few weeks ago, even as the storm came closer and closer to the earth.
"I started freaking out with Jayne and our wedding coordinator," said Vaudreuil.
"They said:" Do not worry, do not worry. This never reaches Virginia. "
The Botanical Garden closed on Thursday and Friday to the public and said they would evaluate the damage to determine if Saturday could still be an opportunity for the girls.
They decided to stop that however, fearing for the safety of their friends and family, and quickly booked a new date in the same place.
Dabu reassured himself by praying to his late father as the couple began the task of looking for alternative dates.
They managed to get a place in just six weeks on November 4 – Dather's birthday.
Handle it: Hayley Watts and Sam Hajjar (above) dreamed of exchanging vows in the Bklue Ridge Mountains, but are back home planning a party in Tallahassee
Wing woman: Watts is now "flying" to try to get flowers, cake, music and everything else in place with only 72 hours for everything to come together
Hayley Watts and Sam Hajjar (Democrat of Tallahassee)
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The strong winds and hail and rain that accompany Florence have turned that idyllic grass into a battlefield of fallen trees.
And then the couple heads south, to their home, to Tallahassee, where the boyfriends from high school met.
There, surrounded by friends and family, will make the leap this weekend, with a completely new list of suppliers and details that are still being solved at the last minute.
Watts is now "flying" to try to get flowers, cakes, music and everything else in place with only 72 hours for everything to come together.
"This is the wildest thing I've ever done," Watts said.
"I had my phone die three times in a day because of the number of calls I had to make."
And friends and family are also fine, with most of the area and without hurry to face a storm during the weekend.
"I'm grateful to be here with friends and family who can help me with everything," Watts said.
"I would literally have had a mental breakdown without them, I would have escaped to Florence or something like that."