Josh Granade was not planning on missing his wedding this weekend, but after he was hit by a car on Bobby Jones Expressway, the plans changed. (WRDW-TV / July 30, 2012)
Since our story aired, News 12 has spoken with a manager at Enterprise Mill. He says they are more than willing to work with the couple about rescheduling the reception. He says they can only discuss changes about the deal with family members because they are the ones on the contract.
News 12 at 6 o'clock / Monday, July 30, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- "The first thing he said to her was I love you and I'm sorry," revealed Matron of Honor Lyndsie Sutton.
An apology coming from Josh Granade to his fiancee, even though he was the one that got hit by a car. That's because this accident happened only five days before the couple was supposed to get married.
"Right now, they've been canceled. No wedding. Everything is postponed. We'll have to see how the recovery is and everything and then go from there," Sutton said.
Granade was picking up clothes that fell out of his truck on the side of Bobby Jones Expressway when he was hit.
Fort Gordon soldier Matthew Harvey stopped to help moments after witnessing the accident.
"We took my shirt off and basically cut my shirt up and used it as Band-Aids and tried to seal up some of his wounds," Harvey said. "It could have been far worse than it is. I'm just glad that he's actually able to survive that type of accident and to later on be able to get married still."
Now Granade is in the ICU with a broken leg and wrist and injuries to his shoulder and liver.
Sutton says the couple planned on having the reception at Enterprise Mill, and the venue is still asking to be paid in full.
"No exceptions, because she signed a contract saying she would pay everything, so they want money by Friday, and there's nothing we can do," Sutton said.
They offered to reschedule, but there are no Saturdays available for the rest of the year.
"They shouldn't have to stress out about that right now, I don't think. With everything else going on, that should be the least of their worries," Sutton said.
She says the couple is still in high spirits even though their seven-month engagement will have to last a little while longer.
"She's not mad at all. She just wants him to get better and get out of the hospital ... and get married," Sutton said.
Even though the accident isn't a laughing matter, Sutton joked that this is a good test before the couple spends the rest of their lives together.
They have not rescheduled their wedding date yet. They're waiting to see how Granade's recovery goes.