Facebook page 'saves' flood victims' weddings

Volunteers team up to find new venues, vendors

DENVER - A team of volunteers launched a Facebook page to help "save" weddings that were scheduled in venues damaged in the flood.

If rain on your wedding day brings good luck, Josh Bundy and Lacy Wilkinson should buy a lottery ticket.
Their wedding was scheduled last Saturday in Estes Park.

"The hotels started calling our guests on Thursday saying they were canceling because they evacuated. That's how we found out that we need a plan B," said Wilkinson.

They never thought about canceling their big day.

"I couldn't cancel on her -- there's no way!" said Bundy with a smile.

Enter wedding photographer Sarah Roshan, who launched the "Save My Colorado Wedding" Facebook page.

"This is the only way I know how to help. I don't build houses and I'm not a firefighter, and I was watching the news and I wanted to do something," said Roshan.

Working with a team of planners, photographers and florists, she created spreadsheets, called for help and coordinated with more than 100 displaced couples. She is working with 200 venues to find availability for couples who need last-minute places to tie the knot.

"And I know there are more who need help. We want to get the word out that we can help them," said Roshan.

"This is so overwhelming for these people who have spent a year or more planning their wedding. For them to have to uproot and re-plan is heartbreaking and also very stressful."

In just one day, Josh and Lacy's rehearsal dinner and wedding were completely re-planned, moved to Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur.

With the help of friends, family and total strangers, love and a lot of luck found a way.

"This flood has turned our story -- it would have been great -- but we appreciate it even more because it was able to happen in spite of the things against us," said Wilkinson.


Learn more on the Save My Wedding Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/savemycoloradowedding