It may have been one of the worst blizzards to ever hit the East Coast, but Ashley Burlage wasn’t about to let that stop her from marrying her fiancé, Casey. So braving the rough snow storm and the strong winds, the blushing bride took the subway from her SoHo Hotel to St. Paul the Apostle in the Upper West Side—all in the name of love.
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It started when a citywide travel ban was issued following the wrath of winter storm Jonas, prompting Ashley to cancel the limo ride. Still determined to make it to her wedding, she and her loyal bridal party rode the subway instead.
Turns out, it was more than just her entourage that were supportive. The priest who officiated the wedding initially made plans to wed the couple in the hotel instead. There was even a kind taxi driver who offered her a ride just so she could make it. But Ashley wanted that day to be more adventurous, so she boarded the subway to the chants of encouraging strangers screaming “Subway wedding!”
“Everyone was in really good spirits, so I knew that somehow we were getting married,” Ashley told ABC News. “We took all the bridesmaids and about 40 guests all piled inside,” she added.
Amazingly, more than a hundred of their 200 guests showed up to the wedding despite the weather condition. Ashley, in her Ugg boots walked through the snow with a fluffy white coat to keep her warm.
The day proved to be a success nonetheless as the couple were pronounced man and wife.
Looking into the bright side, Ashley is just happy to make lifelong memories. “It was just a lot of fun, our pictures are going to be next level,” the new bride said.