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A Texas couple took their wedding day to the next level when they decided to say “I do” during the solar eclipse on April 8th, just as it was reaching 100 percent totality. “It was powerful,” the groom, Kelby Noack, told Fox. “It was awesome.”

When Noack, a medical sale representative, and Giselle Vento, a music teacher, got engaged three months ago, they felt like the stars aligned in their favor. “I love the author Paolo Coello, and every time I read the phrase, ‘I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you,’ it resonated with me,” Vento said. “I’ve always known God has the right person for me. And he’s here.” When the pair was looking at wedding dates, Vento had the idea of having their wedding day be during the solar eclipse. “I remember I was with my kindergarten class, and we were singing a song about the eclipse,” she said. “I thought, ‘You know what? That would be cool.’”

They reside in Waco, Texas, which happened to be in the path of 100 percent totality of the solar eclipse. Plans were set for Noack and Vento to tie the knot in an intimate backyard wedding at Noack’s grandparent’s house which overlooks Lake Waco. Forecasts leading up to the big day were nerve-wracking, where many thought that there would be clouds or even thunderstorms at the time of the eclipse. As of Monday morning, it was cloudy with a 74 percent chance of rain. “A lot of people had said, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry it’s going to rain on your wedding,’” Vento said. “But we decided to release control and allow it to just happen. That’s something Kelby has taught me — to allow life to come as it comes and be grateful for it.” When Monday morning rolled around, the skies were gray. “Even just waiting for the wedding to start, it was pretty cloudy,” Noack said. “You could see [the eclipse] and then you couldn’t see it.” Vento chose two beautiful songs that incorporated the sun and the moon as they walked down the aisle. Noack walked to the altar to “Clair de Lune” (Moonlight) by Claude Debussy where Vento walked down the aisle to “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles. By 1:30 p.m., the skies cleared and the total eclipse was in full display. “It was perfect,” Noack said. “I can’t believe that the clouds opened up the way that they did.” As the pair finished saying their vows, they got to enjoy the four minutes of full totality. “It was something that was beyond understanding,” Vento said. “Just magical. We all got to experience the wedding and then the magical corona.” According to Vento, this was everything she could have dreamed of. “And people just came together — our families, everybody and everything aligned for us to be able to do this. And when I walked out and saw everything — I just thought this was beyond my prayers. This was beyond what we were expecting.”

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