I hate that the event did not play out. But, I like @DaveP043 stated, from a completely selfish standpoint think I will be fully available for next year or the year after. I am actually setting aside the money WELL in advance so any issues that pop up like I had this year, will have no bearing on me applying.
I'm sorry for this bit of news, I can only guess how much work you two have both put in to make this a possibility. From a completely selfish standpoint, I don't think I'll have any nieces getting married next fall, so I hope to be able to put my hat in the ring for the East team when the time comes.