Irma-Hurricane Wedding

Lauren Durham, left, and Michael Davis, both members of the Air National Guard, pose at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The couple were planning to get married on a beach next weekend but were deployed to assist in the relief efforts for Hurricane Irma. Instead they got married Sunday in fatigues in a vast hangar filled with rescue vehicles and paramedics. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on the second weekend of September. Instead she got married in fatigues, with no makeup, in a vast hangar filled with rescue vehicles and paramedics just hours before she would rush into a hurricane to try to save her fellow Floridians.

She and her fiance, Michael Davis — both of them senior airmen with the Air National Guard — were deployed indefinitely to assist with the rescue. They let their out-of-town guests know they’d probably miss their own wedding and headed to the Orange County Convention Center to wait out the hurricane with hundreds of other relief workers before being sent into the state’s most devastated regions.

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