Groom jokes 2020 'has not been the best year' before lightning strikes at wedding ceremony

  • 05 Sep - 11 Sep, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
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From the coronavirus pandemic to "murder hornets" to an asteroid heading towards Earth, there's been plenty of reasons why people feel that 2020 needs to come to an end – and those sentiments have now been perfectly reflected in a video of a Massachusetts couple tying the knot. Aaron Sawitsky and his new wife Denice were getting married over the weekend when a large lightning bolt suddenly struck over their waterfront ceremony along with a booming sound of thunder. The moment, which was captured on video by Aaron's cousin, was particularly chilling and ominous as it came just seconds after Aaron joked about how terrible the year has turned out to be thus far. "Let's face it, 2020 has not been the best year," the groom quipped to his guests, who all laughed before the massive lightning bolt struck. Almost every person in the clip appeared to be shocked at the irony of the moment, including Denice, who was seen turning to the guests with her jaw wide open. Aaron later posted the video on his Instagram, writing alongside it, "Mother nature has one wry sense of humour. Thankfully no one got electrocuted and we finished our vows before the rain started!" "The timing was pretty epic," Aaron said, noting that they felt fortunate that no one was hurt by the lightning bolt. "It so perfectly captures the experience of 2020 so far," he added. "So, I think the only thing you can do is look at it and be like, 'Yup. Yea that’s 2020.' And kind of laugh."