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Rainy wedding day; good news to a Tahlequah couple

Wedding days should be filled with sunshine and smiles, not too many of us pray for rain on the big day.

As News on 6 reporter Rick Wells explains, a Tahlequah couple not only prayed for lots of rain, they danced for joy when it came.

Andrew and Esther Wineinger have been happily married now for about a month. It poured down rain the afternoon of their wedding and they couldn't be happier about it. In fact, when it looked like it wasn't going to rain, they were upset. Esther Wineinger: "We were kind of disappointed, we thought man, it's not gonna rain."

What? When they bought the engagement ring last summer, they registered for a store contest called Wedding Showers Bring You Dollars. If it rains on your wedding day, the store will buy your engagement ring. Todd Mutzig: "As long as it rains in Tahlequah one inch, we'll refund their money up to $2,500."

So that's what happened, when their March 11th wedding day rolled around, it started out sunny then in the afternoon it really came down. Andrew Wineinger: "A windshield wipers on high kind of thing."

Meanwhile, inside the church it was pandemonium. Esther Wineinger:"about 2 o'clock we were in the church it started raining, we started dancing around, whoo-hoo it's raining. Then we were like, ok it needs to stop now so we can do outdoor pictures."

The ring looks perfect doesn't it? And those pictures they were worried about, turned out just fine. Red roses and the dress she said was perfect too. Esther Wineinger:"I didn't want anything girly, I wanted to feel like a princess, but wanted to look like myself."

Those big wedding day smiles were made even larger, because they could still smell that one inch rain in the air on their wedding day.
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