Couples who are about to hold a wedding learn to prepare for the unexpected: traffic jams, late guests, maybe a young flower girl or ring bearer going rogue. But what happened to this couple--along with their entire wedding party--just before the ceremony is the stuff that brides' nightmares are made of.
On the way down to their Alexandria, Virginia ceremony, bride-to-be Liz Copeland and her groom, Harry Stein--as well as their bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and grandparents, two wedding photographers, a rabbi, and wedding planner--stepped into an elevator together (a total of 24 people!). As the elevator began traveling downward, it suddenly came to a quiet, complete stop. They were in between floors, and they were stuck.
At this point, most brides in her shoes would understandably panic, but Copeland remained calm. She even smiled and joked as the group waited for the Alexandria Fire Department to arrive, summoned after photographer Christy Kissick of Kissick Weddings Photography (who never stopped snapping pics!) hit the elevator's emergency call button.
Comfortable that the event couldn't start without them, the entire group stayed cool until help arrived. And once they were safe, the rest of the day went off without a hitch. Needless to say, this couple's crazy wedding memories will never be forgotten.