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Wedding Party Gets an Unwanted Guest -- Irene

Groom Onell Goven said "a little bit of rain" wasn't going to stop him from enjoying his big day.

Onell Goven doesn't believe in hurricanes.

Even so, Goven, his new bride and wedding party found themselves pelted by the opening rainbands associated with Hurricane Irene's approach on New York City Saturday afternoon. 

The bride and groom took shelter under the Sailor and Soldiers' Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to take advantage of the rare dry spot for a quick photo op.

Goven and his new wife, both from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, were married earlier on Saturday.

"I don't think it's going to be that bad," Goven said hopefully, perhaps in a bid to lift the spirits of the bride, who had to dash through driving rain in her white wedding dress to a waiting limousine. 

"Besides, I don't believe in hurricanes," he said, chasing after his new bride into the rain. 

Steven R. Russell August 28, 2011 at 05:21 AM
Doesn't sound to me like God was a welcome Guest at this wedding party. I'll bet this guy "believes in hurricanes" now.
Quana August 28, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Did u get hit by the hurricane Mr. Russell? We sure didn't!!! GOD IS GOOD because He made sure our day still turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! Now the question is do YOU believe in hurricanes now??? ~THE BRIDE
vanessa August 28, 2011 at 01:49 PM
congratulations to this couple who didn't let the weather stand in their way of love...
rashawn August 28, 2011 at 02:11 PM
God is good congratulations to tha bride and groom Brownsville never ran never will especially from dam Irene
Lureena August 28, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Congratulations to my cousin and her husband Oneil! God is good and made sure you guys took your vows and said your I Do's baby girl!!!! Many Blessings to you guys!!! We serve an awesome God!!!!
Moudsie August 28, 2011 at 02:30 PM
yeah, really, he "doesn't believe in hurricanes." What kind of a stupid statement is that? What about hail storms? Snow storms?
Joe Papierz Jr August 28, 2011 at 02:38 PM
People, save the personal stuff for your Face Book. Do you really think people World Wide are interested in your personal giggles, jokes and games? Remember, WWW stands for "World Wide Web" Keep it relevant, please.
PamQPratt August 28, 2011 at 02:47 PM
Whatever Mr. Russell and Moudsie? What kind of name is that anyway!? God is an evident factor in this couples life! They had a beautiful day!! And a love like theirs surpasses any kind of weather with God in the midst of it!! Congratulations Quana and Oneill. It was a true blessing to share in your special day!
latoya August 28, 2011 at 03:17 PM
BVILLE baby ...to Mr Russell and Moudsie ..the statement intent was that as a new yorker and a Groom for the day - he believed in marrying the love of his life, and no hurricane or any other kind of natural disaster would interrupt that! Quana (Onell) ...congrats and many blessings on your nuptials. I wish you many years to come ...(And avoid the naysayers..like the above).
Tina August 28, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Congratulations and Best Wishes to you both. Just goes to show that you both have the Best Love for one another and the Hurricane Irene was not going to stop you both. May you both live a very happy and healthy life together. God Bless You Both....
Neiqua August 28, 2011 at 05:16 PM
Congrats to my BIG SIS & MY BROTHER-IN LAW (ONEIL)! Through RAIN, SLEET, SNOW, or HURRICANES yesterday would have still been SPECTACULAR! TRUE LOVES ALWAYS OVER COME ANYTHING! As for you MS. Russell GROW UP... God washed away their sins as they UNITED AS ONE!!! This was a MAGICAL event, as I'm THANKFUL I WAS A PART OF YOUR DAY!!! I LOVE YOU SIS
Neiqua August 28, 2011 at 05:18 PM
Obviously not a guest in your life for you to speak with such ignorance!

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