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Family Reunion & Wedding Collide In Best Way When Tornado Sends Everyone To Hotel Basement

A man and woman smile as they dance in a dark room. A group of smiling people hold up lights near them

Some people say that rain on your wedding day is good luck. If that’s true, it seems that Alex and Sarah Schilke will have plenty of it for years to come. Their Lake Geneva wedding took place at the Grand Geneva Resort. Although their ceremony went off without a hitch, the weather drastically changed by the time the reception started. The wedding was supposed to be outside during this portion, but an active tornado warning forced them to change their plans.

Guests and resort employees alike found themselves rushing to the basement… where a family reunion was taking place. Amidst the chaos of moving so many people to this space, the lights went out. More scared than ever, everyone huddled together, trying to make the most of the situation. But if Alex and Sarah were feeling disappointed by the turn their big day had taken, that quickly changed when a kind singer offered to perform so they could still have their first dance.

@jkjones5 A tornado in Lake Geneva brought a wedding party into the basement of the hotel where our family reunion was happening! They hadn’t had their first dance yet and I happened to have my guitar. The power was out so everyone put up their flashlights and we tried to give the bride and groom a special moment. I’m extremely grateful I was able to sub in to sing and congratulations to the happy couple! @Schilkus @Sarah Hipke #foryou #foryoupage #perfect #wedding #tiktok #tornado #edsheeran #musician #viral #blackout #lakegeneva #dancinginthedark #flashlight ♬ original sound – Jack Jones

Best of all, this kind man wasn’t even a wedding guest. Instead, he was in the basement for the family reunion. But as luck would have it, the singer, whose name is Jack Jones, had his guitar on him. Although he wasn’t able to play the song the couple had taken dance lessons for, he was able to deliver a sweet rendition of Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

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“The power was out so everyone put up their flashlights and we tried to give the bride and groom a special moment,” Jack writes when sharing a video of the moment. “I’m extremely grateful I was able to sub in to sing and congratulations to the happy couple!”

@alex_schilke Not even a tornado and a power outage could stop this incredbile wedding and outpouring of love from happening! I love you so much @Sarah Hipke and I can’t believe we got to share this moment together! Guess you could say we can weather any storm and all of lifes “twists” and turns! ALL CREDIT FOR THE PICS AND COLLAGE TO THE AMAZING DERRICK PARSONS!! Go check him out at his instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/derrickpars?igsh=cHpoNjVqbjVyeGlp and his website -> www.derrickparsonsweddings.com #weddings #firstdance #weddingfirstdance #foryoupage #foryou #lakegeneva #grandgeneva #tornado #hopecore #married #wholesome #weddingday #schilkepalooza #rainonyourweddingday #weddingphotographer #jackjones #edsheeran #perfect #grandgenevaresort #xciteentertainment #loveofmylife #unexpected ♬ original sound – Alex Schilke

“Sarah couldn’t have imagined that our first dance would end up going like this, but we wouldn’t change a single thing about it!” Alex happily shares in the comments of Jack’s video. “Thank you to everyone for making it so magical!”

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In the above video, as shared by Alex himself, we can see some of the best photos from that moment, thanks to their amazing photographer, Derrick Parsons.

“Not even a tornado and a power outage could stop this incredible wedding and outpouring of love from happening!” Alex writes in the caption. “I love you so much, Sarah, and I can’t believe we got to share this moment together! Guess you could say we can weather any storm and all of life’s ‘twists’ and turns!”

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