JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — A rural Missouri couple must replace hundreds of dollars worth of items after their car was broken into during their wedding on Saturday.
Arcadia’s Dianna and Daniel Sikes planned a fairytale wedding day. They had the ceremony in front of the historic Sandy Creek Bridge in Jefferson County.
“It was beautiful. The location was beautiful. Having our whole family close by was just amazing,” said Dianna.
Unfortunately, the fairy tale did not have a happy ending. After the brief 15-minute ceremony, the newlyweds went back to their car to find the windows were broken and everything inside was gone.
“We noticed right away that both of my passenger-side door windows were broken,” Dianna said. “I told everyone… we just got robbed!”
Dianna and her matron of honor had their wallets stolen, along with checkbooks, Social Security cards, medication, a gun and even season tickets to Six Flags, where the couple was planning to honeymoon.
“We literally exchanged vows and in the middle of our ceremony this happened. So the thieves waited when they saw we were all busy and not paying attention to the vehicle,” Dianna said.
The park does have surveillance cameras around the parking lot, but the couple say lightning strikes days before the wedding blew up many of them, so there may be no footage of the crime. A dense line of trees also blocked the entire parking lot from the bridge, making it easy for the thieves to escape undetected.
Despite the hours and money they’ve expended exchanging items and their car, Daniel and Dianna say they won’t let this crime get between them.
“It won’t ruin anything between us,” Daniel said. “If anything, it will make us stronger. It will make me more defensive and protective.”
Dianna added, “This was my and my husband’s wedding anniversary and nobody, whatever they did, was going to take that special day away from us.”
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident and is asking anyone with information to come forward. You can submit tips by calling 636-797-5515.
Meanwhile, Dianna’s family GoFundMe launched to help with the cost of replacing their stolen items.
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