What happens in Shell Beach stays in Shell Beach?
October 2, 2013
Santa Maria residents Melinda and Julian Hale married on September 1 overlooking the ocean on a Shell Beach cliff.
The couple met in Las Vegas.
“Apparently not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” the Hale’s wedding website states.
But, what happened in Shell Beach nearly stayed in Shell Beach because it was stolen in Orcutt.
After waiting nearly a month, the Hales expected to see the video footage of their wedding on Sunday. Videographer Nik Koyama set out to deliver the footage, but a thief broke into Koyama’s car in Orcutt and stole his laptop and the hard drive holding the wedding video. [KCOY]
“Everything was lost. It’s all the speeches, the bad dancing, the vows,” Melinda Hale told KCOY. “I felt devastated. This footage is absolutely irreplaceable and second to the birth of a child, this is the most monumental special event in someone’s life.”
But, Hale decided to try and recover the missing Shell Beach memories. She and Koyama posted signs offering a $500 reward and no risk of prosecution.
On Monday evening, a woman called Koyama, saying she found the hard drive with the video and purchased it.
Hale awarded the $500 and recovered the missing wedding footage.
“I’m relieved to see it in front of my eyes,” she said.
Now, only the laptop is missing.