A bride and groom-to-be by the name of Riley and Dillon Murphy gathered at the Hulihe’e Palace in Kailua-Kona (otherwise known as Hawaii’s Big Island) with a group of their closest relatives and dearest friends for a beautiful wedding reception along the beachside.

It was meant to be a stress-free jovial occasion, but unfortunately for the newlyweds, mother nature had slightly different plans. The itinerary of beachside events in support of the wedding appeared to be going according to plan, but what the wedding planners could not have anticipated was that the ripple effects of Hurrican Darby would generate several big waves in their area. As the waves got bigger, many attendees began to turn their attention to the water as they “oohed and awwed,” seemingly without a care in the world. As the waves intensified, a few of the bystanders jokingly predicted that their party was about to get hit by a massive way…and moments later, that’s precisely what happened.