It seemed like disaster had struck when the backyard went dark and the music stopped at a Michigan wedding. But quick-thinking guests saved the day after the power went out at the reception and their truck gets all the credit.
According to the Detroit Free Press, married couple Harish Thiruvengadam and Swetha Shailendra, who are both engineers at Ford, became the heroes at the Michigan event by plugging the lights and sound system into their Ford F-150 hybrid pickup truck, which has an onboard generator.
Stormy weather had already delayed the reception in Farmington Hills by close to two hours, so when the power outage happened, the groom was ready to call it a night. But then his pal Harish remembered his truck’s capabilities.
They backed the truck up onto the lawn, took the cords, and stretched them across the lawn. They then connected the cords for lights and the sound system into power strips and hooked them to the outlets in the bed of the truck. With the help of the F-150, the party lasted until 2am!
Ford CEO Jim Farley posted a video of the moment the truck’s power turned the lights back on at the wedding, tweeting that he loved “seeing the F-150 save the day,” and thanking the Ford employees for their ability to “bring the party back to life!”
Source: Detroit Free Press
Last weekend, there was a power outage during this couple's wedding. Thankfully their friends—two @Ford employees—used their F-150 PowerBoost hybrid with Pro Power Onboard to bring the party back to life! Love seeing F-150 save the day.🛻⚡️🎶💙 pic.twitter.com/CXcFJz9Q44— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) August 18, 2021