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Ridgewood native didn’t let Sandy spoil wedding day
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012 LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2012, 6:45 AM
BY LAURA HERZOG
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS
Despite some complications from Hurricane Sandy, Vanessa Graves and Jon Goodwin tied the knot last weekend.
The idea is enough to make anyone panic, but it was a reality that Ridgewood native Vanessa Graves and her then-fiancé Jon Goodwin tackled head-on last week because days before, Hurricane Sandy destroyed a year’s worth of wedding plans.
Miraculously, they pulled the big day off on the originally scheduled date – and ended up with a great story.
Goodwin and Graves, a 2008 Ridgewood High School graduate, originally booked a Nov. 3, 2012 reception at Berkeley Heights’ Berkeley Plaza. The couple, who were engaged on Oct. 29, 2011 after about seven years of dating, also planned an afternoon ceremony at Grace Church, where Graves’ father, Jeffrey, is a youth pastor.
Then the hurricane hit, and an avalanche of obstacles came with it.