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Fire-scuttled wedding a go

After Okanagan wildfires forced a last-minute change of plans for a husband- and wife-to-be, the couple has found a happy ending to the stressful ordeal.

Tyler Balaban and his fiance Ronny had planned to marry along Okanagan Lake at Fitzpatrick Family Winery at Greata Ranch Saturday, but the Mount Eneas wildfire forced the evacuation of the property Wednesday, ruining the couple's plans, eight months in the making.

Most of the wedding's attendees were flying in from out of town, from as far away as Europe and Australia, so rebooking the date was out of the question.

On Thursday, Balaban told Castanet they were looking for a last-minute venue change somewhere in the Okanagan.

“This was the place, this was our dream spot to get married,” Balaban said.

On Friday, Balaban took to Twitter to say they have “an amazing new venue locked down.”

While he didn't specify on the exact location, the couple's dream of an Okanagan wedding came true Saturday.

“What an adventure! After wedding, will be reaching out to everyone who was willing to lend a helping hand. Humans are amazing,” Balaban posted to Twitter.



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