Local couple could miss destination wedding due to east coast blizzard

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TWINSBURG, Ohio – The east coast blizzard may be over, but many travelers are still feeling the effects of the nasty storm.

On Saturday, thousands of flights were delayed and canceled, and on Sunday, it was the same situation.

"My initial reaction was to kind of freak out,” said Karyn Pokorny.

She and her fiancé Nick Brown live in Twinsburg and are supposed to be getting married in Punta Cana on Thursday. The wedding has been set up for a while, but now they couple is worried they’ll have issues flying to Baltimore on Monday. That’s where they have to connect before they can head south.

"The airline says it'll be fine and we think the storm is going to be over on Saturday, so I think they'll have enough time to get ready,” she said.

It’s hard not to stress though. By law, they have to be in Punta Cana at least three days in advance if they want to get married there.

Brown said if worst comes to worst, they will reschedule. They’d prefer not to since family and friends are also flying in for the big day.

"I figure if we get into Baltimore and we have an hour lay-over as it is, if it's extended, I figure we're already on the ground and as soon as they open the airport, we're in the air. So it’s better than scrambling for another flight in some other city somewhere,” he said.

In the meantime, they’re staying cautiously optimistic and are routinely checking their flight status. They’re certainly not alone, many are keeping a close eye on what’s happening.