On August 14, 2003, New York City was rendered powerless under a massive power outage. Some people get stranded on trains, some get stuck in elevators, and some… get married.
Traffic lights were not working, which made it difficult for people to travel. Refrigerators were out, which was a major food safety issue. People braved the summer heat without air conditioning, and relied on electric lights and candles at night. But even amid all the chaos, love prevailed, and couples got married.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the 2003 blackout, we’re working on a story about weddings affected by a two-day blackout. Did you get married during the 2003 blackout? Did you go to a wedding during a power outage? Do you have any interesting stories from that time? We’d love to hear from you.
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