Betty and Raul Malo, lead singer of the acclaimed country music band The Mavericks, did not have the spring wedding they had hoped for.
Mother Nature had other plans: Hurricane Andrew, Miami, 1992.
"I was swimming through my wedding invitations," says Betty Malo, who was speaking to poet Allison Boyd Justus as part of our podcast Versify. "It was like, 'Screw it, I'm not going to go through an invitation process again.' The dress floated off. So we just eloped. We never had a wedding, nothing."