True Love That Turned Tragedy into Romance

The day before Chad Dennis was to marry Holly Ryffel, Chad lost control of his car in a horrific accident. He was driving on a dark, slippery gravel road on St. James Island in South Carolina when he lost control of his car. He flipped the car four times and landed in a marsh, upside down. The car filled with water, but he was able to escape, walk 70 yards back to the road and then walked a mile and a half back to his home.


He thought that he would be all right, but once he got back to the house he noticed a severe pain in his back that was masked before because of adrenaline. His mother took him to the hospital and they discovered he fractured his L1 vertebrae. Most people thought the ceremony would be off... but they were wrong!

Chad and Holly put their vows to the test and decided to move on with the ceremony. Loving each other in sickness and in health was no joke to this couple.