ISLE OF PALMS, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston couple isn't letting Hurricane Matthew destroy their wedding that was supposed to happen on Edisto Beach.
Lauren Beck has been planning for the big day for almost a year and a half. Last weekend Hurricane Matthew came through Edisto Beach and left severe damage to the Marina where the wedding was supposed to happen.
"When we were evacuating she says grab my dress," said Lauren's dad, Peter Beck. "I said Lauren, if the house blows apart and that dress is ruined there isn't going to be a wedding. She says come hell or high water there will be a wedding, take the dress."
Lauren's parents have a home on Edisto Beach that suffered some damage from the flooding associated with Matthew.
Despite the damage to the family home, and the wedding venue, Beck said she wasn't going to let Hurricane Matthew stop her from tying the knot to her fiancé, Matthew.
"What are the chances of that?" said the groom Matthew Frisch.
"We've basically been telling everyone we've been redirecting Matthew," Beck said.
Beck said the phrase came from one of the military officers cleaning up the town.
"He was going to his general to tell him to send every able body to Edisto because they need it the [most]," Beck said. "So I said, you tell that General to make it snappy because I've got a wedding Saturday. He said sir, you need to redirect that wedding."
The phrase stuck.
However, Beck said having to re-plan a wedding in one week hasn't been easy.
"I just want to sit down and relax," she said. "I feel like I haven't slept. My heart has just been racing."
She was able to find a new venue in Mt. Pleasant, rearrange the food, coordinate the music, and find sleeping arrangements for out of town guests, those details confirmed Thursday.
"[She's been] awesome," Beck said. "Not a lot of people could pull that together."
"I'm just really thankful for some very important friends and family that have come together to help us," Lauren said.
Now with a little more than 48 hours until the big day, the couple is trying to focus on the positives.
"I feel like there are people's weddings that just get forgotten, and this one never will be," Beck said.
"We'll have a story to tell the rest of our lives," Frisch added.
The say rain on a wedding day is supposed to be lucky, but what does a hurricane named Matthew mean?
"Yeah it must be real good luck," Frisch said. "It was meant to be I guess."