REDDING, Calif. -- Months of planning goes into creating the perfect wedding and for one couple in Redding, it was no different until the Carr Fire struck.
Not only did the fire ruin their wedding plans but destroyed their home as well.
Brianne Harless and Nick Fiscus along with their adorable son's, like hundreds of others, are without a home tonight after the Carr Fire tore through their community of Keswick Estates.
On Thursday Nick got off of work early to help pack when he saw the flames coming.
He said, “I was getting a little worried there were a couple of firefighters with me and we were just in awe of how quickly it moved.”
Within minutes the fire had jumped the Sacramento River and was headed straight for their home.
The couple had time to get a few things packed before the hit the packed streets with hundreds of others evacuating the area.
Later that day Nick and Brianne got a call from a friend who saw their home destroyed on the news.
What makes their story even more heartbreaking is that before the fire started they were preparing for their wedding which was supposed to be last Sunday.
“We were going to go forward with it but then the smoke was just really bad.” Brianne said, “we had a lot of people coming from out of town and that would fill up hotel rooms which should go to people here.”
The couple's wedding was very important to them, especially because Nick's father is, unfortunately, passing away from cancer.
The couple was planning the wedding quickly and says “we really want him to be there and see him.”
In the middle of sifting through the wreckage of their home, the couple thoughts are turning to how they can plan a full wedding in a time crunch.
Their wedding venue, the Elk's Lodge in Redding, was also evacuated from the fire and they haven't been able to contact the family.
With a lot of the wedding materials now lost in the fire, they both feel as if they need to start planning their wedding all over again.
They say “I don't know where to go because we are starting from scratch... starting at point “A” again planning a wedding other than the dress... the dress is taken care of”
One of the few things that remained in the home was a "love sign" that the couple plans to still use in the wedding
Despite the disaster, Nick and Brianne are strong and showing that love can make it through anything.
They say that “no matter what we will stick it out... we will be okay... even if sometimes we don’t think we are we will be okay”
The couple is now searching for anyone who can donate wedding supplies or anyone who can help them out with planning this wedding in a time crunch.
Anyone who wants to offer services to help email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can donate to their wedding at the following link. https://www.gofundme.com/carr-fire-from-ashes-to-beauty
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