It's a day Emily and Mitch Wixom have been waiting for for so long -- renewing their vows and finally getting a true wedding. Every detail has been picked out carefully -- from the dress to the Bishops' House as the venue. But there are some things you can't plan for.
Posted at 10:26 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 04:59:50-04
"You know they say rain is bad thing on a wedding, but what does a fire mean?" asked Emily.
Less than 24 hours before the couple's big day, the foothills erupted into flames. With their historic venue so close to the massive fire, Emily drove to the scene from Nampa at 2:00 a.m. to see if her wedding day was still on.
"There were several fire trucks on the freeway, and I followed them. This is like a bride's worst nightmare," said Emily.
Built in 1889, the Bishops' House is an iconic piece of Boise history. It was even moved piece by piece to its current location from downtown. Those who oversee the property say losing it to the fire would have left a gaping hole in Boise history.
"I was terrified. This house was saved by the people of this community. It can't be replaced. It won't be replaced," said Elizabeth Yates of Friends of the Bishops' House.
In the end, the Bishops' House was not threatened by the fire, and the couple's wedding went off with out a hitch. Even the smoke stayed out of the area -- making it the day they've always dreamed of, with just a darker charred background.
"It's not really how I imagined it," said Emily.
"The fire fighters did a great job making sure it was handled pretty quickly," explained Mitch.
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