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Couple beats ice-wedding odds and pulls off big day

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KIRKWOOD (KMOV.com) -

On the morning of her wedding, a St. Louis-area bride was searching for shoes to wear.

"I actually forgot my shoes in Kansas City. So there's been one thing after another," said bride Lindsey Phelps.

She needed them for dancing, of course, at a wedding reception that almost didn't happen.

"Schlafly called and said we have to cancel because the governor issued a State of Emergency," said Mary Phelps, the mother of the bride.

It's the last thing a bride wants to hear the day before her wedding.

"We just didn't know what to do. I was in shock at first, and then cried it out for a while. It was pretty hard," said Lindsey.

"Last week it was 70 degrees. We thought it would be okay if it was warm. Or rainy or cloudy, but never an ice storm," said Mary.

Their wedding planner, Kat Gaines, jumped into action. Before they knew it, another venue right down the street from the First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood, where the wedding will be, stepped up to host.

"It's amazing to see the St. Louis community come together and get behind the wedding," said Gaines.

The owner of Sunset 44 told News 4 he was happy to help the young couple.

"I think maybe we will laugh about it in a few years, or maybe sooner," said Mary.

"People keep telling me that, but in the moment you don't really want to hear it because I don't want that story. I want the story of how everything went perfect. I knew some things would go wrong but I had no idea and didn't anticipate something like this for sure," said Lindsey.

But, Lindsey and her new husband, Robert Graham, will be able to tell the story of how they made it down the aisle in the middle of an ice storm.

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