WATCH: Groom admits ‘2020 has not been the best year’ seconds before terrifying lightning strike interrupts vows

MARION, MASS. (WHDH) - A Massachusetts couple is thankful that an approaching thunderstorm didn’t ruin their wedding ceremony over the weekend — though a terrifying and ominously timed lightning strike during their vows is going viral.

In the shocking video, the groom, Aaron Sawitsky, can be heard admitting, “Let’s face it, 2020 has not been the best year,” drawing a laugh from those in attendance before a powerful lightning strike can be seen hitting the lake behind them and emitting a thunderous boom.

“The timing was pretty epic,” Aaron said. And it so perfectly captures the experience of 2020 so far. So, I think the only thing you can do is look at it and be like, ‘Yup. Yea that’s 2020.’ And kind of laugh.”

He and Denice were set to be married in June however, they were forced to push their date back four times due to coronavirus concerns.

“When we rescheduled it we said, ‘No matter what happens we are getting married August 22,” she said. “That was an important part. No matter what happens, it might just be the two of us but we’re getting married that day.”

So, with 36 of their loved ones nearby, they prepared for their socially distant ceremony.

“As we were getting ready, we could start hearing thunderstorms in the distance and that was unsetting,” Aaron said. “It was also very surprising because there was nothing in the weather forecast — like on any forecast,” Denice added.

The couple says they were able to finish their ceremony without a hitch and thankfully, there were no injuries.

 

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