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A woman has married the man who saved her life during the Las Vegas shooting. Want an ad-free experience? According to the couple, who document their relationship on Instagram, they had plans to hold a traditional wedding ceremony but it was postponed due to coronavirus.
After the deadly mass shooting, which killed 58 people and injuredthe couple stayed together throughout the night - before parting ways in the morning to return to their respective homes. thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies.
Start your Independent Premium subscription today. While watching Jason Aldean perform, the couple heard a series of loud bangs, which they originally thought were fireworks.
However, after Monfort asked Melanson to dance, the pair hit it off - ending the night exchanging phone s. Forgotten your password? More about Las Vegas shooting Marriage Wedding love.
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The sound was actually from year-old Stephen Paddock firing shots from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel onto the 22, concertgoers below. View offers. Following the tragedy, Melanson and Monfort stayed in touch, forming a relationship and eventually becoming engaged in Marchbefore marrying in a San Diego courthouse.
Already subscribed? We had a wonderful evening date in the backyard, with a few of our wedding s, a wonderful dinner and champagne.
Chantal Melanson, from Canada, first met Austin Monfort, from California, on 30 Septemberwhen the pair, who were both in Nevada for the Route 91 Harvest festival, found themselves at the same country bar. Log in. Subscribe to Independent Premium.
The next night, on 1 OctoberMonfort texted Melanson to meet him to watch the performances of the final night of the concert together. Then it became, 'Am I going to survive this, how much longer until police can make it stop, and how do we get out of here?
Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Of their instant connection, Melanson said: "He was so easy to talk to, it felt like we knew each other forever.