A designer fashion show and door prizes awaited the attendees made up of newly engaged couples ready to plan their weddings.
"I don't think we need to put people in unnecessary risk," said Andy Goddardthe legislative director of the Virginia Center for Public Safety and the father of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.
The Capitol grounds are now closed, and a state of emergency remains in effect.
A cold front moves through bringing strong winds and much colder air today. This cold air will linger through Tuesday.
House fire investigated in Appomattox County