Government shutdown puts couple's dream wedding on hold - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Government shutdown puts couple's dream wedding on hold

Posted: Updated:
CLARKESVILLE, Ga. -

The partial government shutdown has put a damper on a local couple's plans for a dream wedding.

Kayla Parker and her fiancé, Daniel Ott, were engaged under the waterfall at Horse Trough Falls. The two had hoped to commit their lives to each other in the same special place on Saturday.

"Every bride dreams: the perfect location, the hair, the make-up. And it's supposed to be beautiful tomorrow," Parker said.

But the wedding of her dreams will have to wait; the government shutdown has closed the park.

"I cried for about three hours the other day, when I found out it was closed," Parker said.

After a year of planning, their love story has been put on hold.

Kayla made most her wedding accessories, including the bouquets. Everything is engraved with date of Oct. 12. The couple said they'll now hold a reception, but not a wedding on that date.

The future Otts know that -- waterfall or not -- the important thing is that they have each other.

Once the government shutdown ends, they'll reschedule the wedding at the park.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:03:42 GMT
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices