Irenes Wedding

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:00pm

Bride-to-be named Irene hopes Hurricane Irene won't interrupt her beach wedding this weekend.

They have the same name and apparently they have the same plans to head to the Connecticut shoreline on Sunday.

Irene Rios, a West Haven woman who shares the same name as the hurricane barreling up the eastern seaboard, is supposed to get married to her fiancé on Sunday afternoon at Savin Rock, overlooking picturesque Long Island Sound.

Hurricane Irene will alter their plans.

“It looked like Hurricane Irene wanted to come to Irene’s wedding,” Irene's fiancé, David Knauf, said.

The couple has been planning the outdoor shoreline wedding for more than a year now.

“I’m very disappointed and it was really bothering me the past few days,” Rios said. “I’ve been watching the weather like crazy.”

The backup plan is to move the ceremony and all 120 guests indoors to the conference center.

The couple is hopeful the storm doesn’t force evacuations, which could force them to further change their plans.

“It’s sort of got us on the edge of our seats,” Knauf said.

Guests are coming in from all over the country.

They’re just crossing their fingers that one of them doesn’t show up.

“An uninvited guest,” Rios said while smiling. “Irene is uninvited to Irene’s wedding.”

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