Floodwaters force bride to take a boat to her wedding

Floodwaters force bride to take a boat to her wedding

PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A Heartland bride’s wedding day had a soggy start.

Carmen Hadler started off her wedding day at 5 a.m. by boating herself, her mother and her sister their vehicle. To make matters worse, the trolling motor was broken, so they had to use oars to get across.

Not a dreamy wedding experience, but in the end, Carmen married her husband.

This was not an unheard of experience at the home. A previous owner’s daughter also had to be boated out for her wedding day in 1973.

Carmen and Shane were wed on May 11 during the flood of 2019. (Source - Carmen Hadler)
Carmen and Shane were wed on May 11 during the flood of 2019. (Source - Carmen Hadler)

Fortunately, their home was not damaged by floodwaters despite being forced to boat to their home for 43 days during the 2019 flood.

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