Couple elopes at Portneuf Medical Center; CEO performs wedding ceremony
POCATELLO — Looking to remove some stress from their already stressful lives, a Portneuf Medical Center patient and his fiancée decided to elope and tie the knot in the hospital’s chapel Sunday.
Bradly Orr is currently being treated for cellulitis in his arm. Orr and his fiancée, Amber Walters, were ready to take their vows last Wednesday, but postponed their nuptials due to circumstances beyond their control. On the day they were to wed, Walters brought her soon to be husband into the hospital because of the infection. Shortly after arriving at Portneuf, the couple talked about getting married in their hospital room.
When the couple suggested it a member of the nursing staff, the Portneuf team kicked into gear with the goal of making their day extra special. Destini Alvarado, CNA, used her lunch break to run home and grab a wedding dress and makeup. Jess Kaminski, RN and Kimbriel Alvardo, RN served as the couple’s witnesses. Don Atwood, RN secured flowers that were donated by the Portneuf Auxiliary to make a bouquet and boutonniere. Finally, Dan Ordyna, CEO, came to hospital in his best suit to perform the wedding in the hospital’s chapel.
“The staff made a horrible time in our life into a precious, memorable moment that I will always remember,” said Amber Walters.
After first meeting in Shelley, Orr and Walters have been friends for 22 years. They both now live in Pocatello and are looking forward to starting their lives together.