A couple’s wedding vows took an alarming turn when the bride’s ring fell into the waters of Lake Tahoe during the ceremony.
Andrew and Marlee Kent, from Vancouver, Washington, were getting married on a dock at the scenic Northern California lake when the groom dropped the ring, according to reports.
Until that moment, everything was perfect, the bride recalled.
“It was going off without a hitch, and I was thinking in my head, ‘No weddings just go without a hitch, or did we just crack the code,’” Marlee told KTXL.
Things went south during the ring exchange.
When Andrew took Marlee’s diamond ring out of its box, it fell onto the dock and through a gap in the boards into the lake.
“Honestly, I thought, this can’t be happening,” Marlee told CBS13. “Like, that didn’t just happen.”
“Like, what are the chances?” Andrew added.
Though Andrew considered jumping into the lake to retrieve the ring, the minister convinced him not to, CBS13 reported.
A couple lost the bride’s wedding ring during their recent ceremony at Lake Tahoe, when it fell into the lake between the cracks of the dock they were standing on.
Instead, they completed the ceremony.
“Inside I was like, okay, we’ll get it back,” Marlee told KTXL. “We’ll get it back.”
The couple later turned to the Tahoe Scuba Diving Facebook group for help, the station reported.
The group’s founder, Phil Abernathy, came to their rescue the next day.
The couple got the bride’s ring back the next day with the help of a local scuba diver.
“It’s one of those, the sooner the better, don’t hesitate,” Abernathy told KTXL.
According to the station, Abernathy spent about 30 minutes moving rocks under water around before he found the ring.
“I’m so thankful to have my ring back, but either way it’s a great story to tell our kids one day,” Marlee told CBS13.