Current The Voice contestant, Jay Allen and his fiancée, singer/songwriter, Kylie Morgan revealed they are unsure of their wedding plans at this time as hurricane Ian continues to threaten Florida.
The country artists took to social media on Monday (Sept. 26) to update their concerned fans, friends, and family on the status of their celebration that is currently slated to take place in Fort Myers Beach, FL on Saturday, Oct. 1.
“Hey y’all, wedding/hurricane update. As of right now, it’s not looking great, so we figured we’d jump on here and update everyone. Basically, we’re asking all of our guests, if you’ve been invited to our wedding, please postpone your flights to Friday. We’re going to be sending out a shoutout and update on Thursday morning to let everyone know if we’re going to be having this wedding on Saturday or not,” Allen said, feeling defeated but hopeful at the same time.
He continued, “We’re asking for everyone to please be patient and standby and just please pray. We believe that God has a plan for us and our wedding – our special day – whether its going to happen this Saturday or another Saturday. So please read the subject below, we’ll go into more detail down there – but just asking for lots of prayers and if you’re our guest, please standby, we’ll send a shoutout on Thursday. We love each and every one of you so much.”
Many residents and visitors have already been prompted to evacuate the sunshine state as it’s about to be a little less sunny. The hurricane is predicted to make its way to Florida as early as Tuesday, leaving the lovebirds in a state of concern for all the guests that are set to join them for the ceremony on Saturday.
“We love y’all, thank you so much,” Allen said before ending the video.
A storm may be on the horizon, but they still find a way to embrace their love and support for each other.
“Prayers have already been answered cause I got you babe. I’ll marry you in a hurricane,” Morgan wrote in response to her soon-to-be husband’s Instagram post.
Fans quickly took to the comment section to give some words of encouragement and send good weather predictions their way. One user could especially relate to the stress, sharing that their wedding took place during a hurricane in 1999.
“We got married during Hurricane Irene in 1999 a lot of our family weren’t able to fly in but we definitely weathered the storm and what a party we had!!! They say if it rains on your wedding day it’s good luck and we are proof because we are still married almost 24 years later. Enjoy the party it will be one you never forget.❤️ 🎉🥂 🌀 🙏🏻.”
Allen and Kylie Morgan first met during a writing session years ago and instantly clicked. He then took the next step when he popped the question in 2021 on their sixth anniversary of dating and she happily said yes. The public engagement took place in the midst of their set on the Whiskey Jam stage, a place they had both been to together many times before.
“It was such a full-circle moment,” Morgan told People. “When I first moved to Nashville at 19 years old, I would be at Whiskey Jam every single Monday because it was just always the place to go and network. It was just really cool to go back to where it all began and really close the deal.”
“I knew I wanted to make the proposal a part of the show,” explained Allen. “We both have always had the itch to be in front of people and she specifically has always just loved being in the spotlight. We’ve been to hundreds of Whiskey Jams together, so it just kind of felt right. It felt right in my gut.”
At this time, it is still unclear whether or not they will have to postpone their special day.