Wedding Party Gets Stuck in Elevator

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: A couple, their parents and a rabbi walk into an elevator…. But it’s actually a real-life story.
ABC News originally reported on a wedding couple and their entire wedding party getting stuck in an elevator just minutes before the ceremony.
Liz Copeland and Harry Stein entered the elevator to go down to the Potomac Riverfront in Alexandria, Vir. Following them were their parents, grandparents, two wedding photographers, a rabbi and a wedding planner. This amounted to 24 people total. Stein told ABC News that elevator was “pretty big” because the venue for their wedding was an old torpedo factory.

“Gee, this is a lot of people, I hope we don’t get stuck.” Liz’s mother said as the doors closed. As Stein recalled, the elevator moved just a couple of feet down but there was no crash, “It just stopped.”
What to do now? First, Christy Kissick, one of the photographers pushed the emergency call button, which dispatched the Alexandria Fire Department. Next? Pose for pictures, of course!

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When asked how the bride-to-be remained calm, she said “If I freaked out, other people would’ve freaked out, and it would have ruined the rest of the day.”

The fire department arrived and the rest of the wedding was a smooth ride.

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ht_elevator_wedding_01_lb_151014_4x3_992“Because of the delay,” Copeland said, “we were treated to a beautiful sunset ceremony.”

Life has its ups and downs, but stay positive and things usually have a way of working out for the better.

Thanks for reading,

– Caleb

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