News

Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo

Wildfire sparks amazing wedding photo

'BURNING LOVE:' Newlyweds Michael Wolber and April Hartley pose for a picture near Bend, Oregon, as a wildfire burns in the background. Because of the approaching fire, the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony and the wedding party was evacuated to a downtown Bend park for the reception. Photo: Associated Press/Josh Newton

BEND, Oregon (AP) — A wildfire that disrupted an Oregon couple’s wedding also gave them the photograph of a lifetime.

Michael Wolber says a fire truck rolled up at Rock Spring Ranch near Bend with sirens blaring and the wedding party was told to evacuate Saturday.

The Oregonian reports the minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony. Everyone cheered and began to evacuate to downtown Bend’s Drake Park for the reception.

As guests headed for the cars, wedding photographer Josh Newton took some photos of the couple with the wildfire raging in the background.

Wolber called it “the most beautiful ceremony either of us could have ever imagined.” He and his wife, April Hartley, live in Aloha and both work at Nike.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Lewiston Man Gets Time Served In Slaying Case

Fresh
Sebastian Moody

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A Lewiston man charged with falsifying evidence into the investigation of a slaying has been sentenced to time served.

in Local

Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Found Hiding In The Woods

Fresh
MANSIR MUG

GARDINER, Maine (AP) - A man suspected of robbing a Gardiner pharmacy of prescription medications has been captured after an hours-long manhunt in the woods.

in Local

Review Of Cod Decline Report Set To Begin

Fresh
GENERIC COD

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Regulators are set to begin reviewing a report that says the amount of cod spawning in…

in Local

Norridgewock Man Faces Cemetery Conundrum

GENERIC TOMBSTONES

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) - A Norridgewock man says he was shocked to find members of another family buried in his family's plot in a town-owned cemetery.

in Local

OOB Man Charged In Killing Sent To Psych Hospital

GENERIC COURT LARGE

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - An Old Orchard Beach man charged with beating and stabbing his grandmother to death in the home they shared, then setting it on fire, has been sent by a judge to a state psychiatric hospital for a 60-day evaluation.