Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A 98 Bottles Wedding Makes National News!

On Sunday 98 Bottles hosted a wedding reception for Dana and Brian, the two brave lovebirds who refused to let the federal government ruin their wedding day.  
Government shut down didn't stop these two!

Bride, Groom & guests watch news coverage 
For over a year they had planned to say their vows at their favorite spot in Yosemite National Park and then host a party for friends and family two days later at 98 Bottles.  Dana had dreamed of getting married at the top of Glacier Point since she was 8-years-old, but then the unthinkable happened...last Monday the government was shut down including all national parks.  So despite the $5,000 deposit they put down, they were told their wedding could not take place.

Being a surgical nurse, Dana is no stranger to challenges.  So once she recovered from the reeling news, she and Brian packed up and headed to Yosemite anyway.  None of the vendors they had hired at Yosemite were willing to take a chance of losing their park privileges so the daring duo, with close friends and family to help, moved barricades from the parking lot and got married at the spot of their dreams!  Their efforts were highlighted on The Today Show, Good Morning America and Channel 10 news.

The video clips of the ceremony and news coverage was a highlight at the 98 Bottles party Sunday.  What a blast! Good for you guys!  Such an auspicious beginning bodes really well for a long, happy life together.  Thank you for sharing it with us.