Newlyweds lose everything in flood 1 day after wedding

Newlyweds lose everything in flood 1 day after wedding

Newlyweds lose everything in flood 1 day after wedding

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DENVER -- A Golden couple is searching for a new home, after their house was destroyed by flooding -- just one day after their wedding.

"I've never seen my wife look so beautiful," said Tim Bennhoff, who calls last Friday, the day he married his wife, Jessie, "the happiest I've ever been."

Just 24 hours later, the couple was opening wedding gifts with family, when they received a call from their landlord.

"It was just pure shock. You don't believe it," said Bennhoff, who had lived at the home for three years. "You don't think 'Hey, tonight of all nights, there goes my house."

As heavy rains swept through Colorado, everything at their Golden home, in the lower level of a duplex, was underwater -- including their two dogs, Buck and Izzie.

"Everything was soaked," said Bennhoff, who admits the couple was renting and didn't have insurance. "It smelled like death in there. Everything was floating."

Tim estimates the couple lost 95% of their belongings, though Buck and Izzie were able to make it out with the help of a good Samaritan.

"This is all terrible, but these are things," said the newlywed. "We're alright, our pets are alright... So at the end of the day, everything is just fine."

The couple's mother-in-law has started an online fund to support the couple as they rebuild.

To pitch in and help the newlyweds purchase new furniture, clothes, and home essentials, visit

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