Couple Who Survived Deadly Arkansas Tornado Weds Amid The Wreckage Of Their Home

The deadly Arkansas tornado made Angie Ryall and Randy Wright realize just how short and unpredicatable life can be.

So the couple, who planned to wed later this month, moved their wedding up and tied the knot amid the rubble of their former home, Yahoo News reported.

Ryall was home alone when the tornado, that ended up claiming 15 lives and an estimated 328 homes, struck. She managed to survive the storm by staying inside, though their home was destroyed.

"I couldn't believe she lived. It's amazing," Wright, told KARK.

This past weekend, clad in casual T-shirts and shorts, the couple wed beside their destroyed home.

"We wanted it to be meaningful," Ryall told KARK.

After the ceremony, guests formed a work party to continue the long process of clearing the wreckage and rebuilding.

Last month a Connecticut couple also chose to embrace love despite life's challenges, when they got married in front of the ruins of their home which was destroyed in a fire.

And another newly married Arkansas couple may have their wedding to thank for saving their lives. Mark Patterson is certain that his family would have been hit by the tornado if they had not been away from their home getting married when it struck.



  • Photos Courtesy of Cheryl Wiesner
  • Photos Courtesy of Cheryl Wiesner
  • Photos Courtesy of Cheryl Wiesner
  • Photos Courtesy of Cheryl Wiesner