Volcanic ash disrupts wedding plans for Lake Charles couple - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Volcanic ash disrupts wedding plans for Lake Charles couple

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A couple from southwest Louisiana almost didn't get married this weekend as a result of the airline backup caused from the volcanic ash in Iceland.

The groom, Josh Albers, is a soldier who got caught in backed up air travel when trying to fly home from Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday.

"Actually when I made it to the airport and they said the volcanic ash was covering the skies, I didn't think I'd ever be able to fly back," said Albers.

This left Jill Hanson unsure of her wedding date which was only six days later.

"I was afraid to call it off in case he did make it," said Hanson.

But after looking for a good deal on-line, Hanson was able to get her groom back home on a $1500 plane ticket.

"It didn't hit me until I was running halfway down the airport that I was on my way home to get married," said Albers.

But when you thought the stress was over for the couple, it was only the beginning of getting last minute wedding preparations under control.

"We ordered the cakes, then canceled the cakes, and then re-ordered the cakes," said Hanson. "We're trying to throw everything together at the last minute."

But when April 24th arrived, it was as if the couple hadn't missed a beat. 

"It just shows that a volcano may erupt, but it will be okay with us," said Hanson.

"There's always something that's going to get you, but we got the better end of it this time," said Albers.

The newly weds plan to relax here in the U.S. for a few weeks before starting their life together in Germany.

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