PHOENIX (KSAZ) - They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, but for one valley couple, rain in the forecast meant they'd have to make some major last minute changes.
Moving your wedding venue indoors can be a major hassle, if not impossible at times, but a Phoenix hotel came to the couple's rescue.
Have you ever had to change a huge event at the last minute? It's not fun, but imagine rain in the desert on your wedding day.
They didn't see it coming until the night before. The forecast called for rain that would ruin an outdoor ceremony and reception. So the maid of honor went to the front desk. They were staying at the Hyatt hotel that night. Marta Logan knew the day her sister dreamed of her whole life was in for a huge nightmare, so she asked the woman at the front desk one rather innocuous question.
"I think I'm going to need a ballroom, you think you can whip one up for me for tomorrow? And she looked at me kind of stunned, but at the same time, completely relaxed and said, 'I'll see what I can do about it.'"
That's how it started the night before when the forecast proved that an outdoor wedding wasn't going to happen for her sister Anna.
"On the morning of my wedding, I was getting my hair done and my wedding planner says 'Maybe we should think about rescheduling' and my world just came crashing down," said Anna Anota.
"Everyone from the caterer, to the florist, to the cake. Everyone just was determined," said Hyatt director of events, Gillian Frothingham-Gordon.
In stepped the Hyatt, and staffers were able to scramble everyone in the nick of time.
"We are well versed in doing events and pop ups, but I think this was a first for both of us ever doing a 'day-of' pulling off a wedding," said Frothingham-Gordon.
"It was just amazing how it all came together. I really didn't think it was possible due to things like catering, alcohol.. things like that," said Anota.
"When you do weddings, there's always that payoff. You build a bond with these couples and I think we were able to build a bond with them in less than six hours," said George Romero, Hyatt's events sales manager.
"Wow, it's actually going to happen," said Logan.
But she knew that a quick switch like this wasn't going to come cheap, or was it?
"When she said.. waiving the ball room fee.. at first, I looked at the hair girl and I go, I didn't hear that, right?"
"How do you say no to a bride that you can't have your wedding?" said Frothingham-Gordon.
"I kept thinking.. that.. all the good that maybe I have done and my sister was finally getting paid back in some way. I just kept thinking karma," said Logan.
And sometimes karma can create beautiful memories, in a way that you never expected.
"I'm really glad that it worked the way that it did. It was just a blessing in disguise," said Anota.
And they lived happily ever after.