Originally published in The Huffington Post
When Brenda Wilson got in her friend’s car on Christmas Eve, she thought she was going to a late-night Christmas party. She didn’t know that she was actually headed to the local fire station — for her own wedding.
Just after midnight on Christmas morning, Brenda and Eryn Willson were married at the East Jordan, Michigan, Fire Hall, in a ceremony Eryn planned as a complete surprise for Brenda.
The couple of seven years are volunteer firefighters at the East Jordan Fire Hall. One week before Christmas, the fire chief and one of the couple’s friends came to Eryn with the idea to surprise Brenda with a firehouse wedding.