A San Lorenzo couple’s dream wedding was almost ruined by the U.S. government shutdown, but strangers decided to help make that dream wedding come true.
Joy Miller and Adam Brown’s dream was to say “I do” at Yosemite National Park. The couple chose Yosemite because they both camped there during their childhoods, and Brown even proposed to Miller in the park.
After the Oct. 1 government shutdown, Yosemite National Park was closed — along with the couple’s marriage plans.
According to an article in Euronews, Miller cried for two days straight after finding out Yosemite was going to be closed.
After the shutdown they told their story on local television, and the help came pouring in.
Bloomfield Farms and Events in Petaluma donated their space for the couple’s wedding, and San Francisco chef Jen Stakich donated her kitchen and crew to help make the wedding dinner. A Petaluma Brewery donated beer, a winery donated wine and many others pitched into the wedding — in total, 20 strangers were able to help the couple experience a dream wedding.