Thanks to Storm Emma, this Irish bride not only arrived fashionably late - but in the back of a squad car. 

The whole country of Ireland was essentially shut down with the unprecedented bout of snowfall. 

Brazilian woman Ione Porto never thought it would be snow that would get in the way of her entrance on her Big Day. 

A beautiful bride gets a Garda Escort to her wedding in Monkstown today! Fair play

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Alas, the bride arrived just 10 minutes late - but only thanks to 

A limousine had been hired six months ago to transport her to Monkstown parish church. Due to Storm Emma's treacherous conditions, the limo company had to call and cancel the ride on Porto's wedding day to Cork man Glenn Cooper (below).

Ione Porto and Glenn Cooper (Facebook)

Ione Porto and Glenn Cooper (Facebook)

The couple had decided on the date as it was their third wedding anniversary.

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“We’ve been both determined and defiant to keep this wedding going,” the groom told the Irish Times.

Indeed, the best man, Brian Keenan, even walked six kilometers through the blizzard from nearby Dublin town Sandyford before a kind stranger dropped him the rest of the way. 

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No-one was in better form than the groom's father, Philip Cooper. The Clonakilty native told the outlet that were it not for the blizzard of 1947 - none of this would be happening in the present day.

“That’s when I was conceived, although he could not be exact. “That snow lasted a long time. It lasted in West Cork until June, I think,” said Cooper who was born in March 1948.

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