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Navy Sailor Greets Bride at the Altar In Airport

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Two high school sweethearts tied the knot in a place you would least expect, the middle of an airport.

Navy Sailor, Dylan Ruffer says he wanted to marry Madison Meinhardt the moment he laid eyes on her, after returning from an 11 month tour off of the war-torn coast of Syria.

His bride was in the middle of the airport waiting in her wedding dress when Dylan's plane landed at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Dozens crowded near the escalators to welcome Dylan home, and witness a beautiful wedding of the two 19-year-olds from Chester, California.

"What I was going to say, what I was going to do." said Dylan, moments after exchanging vows, "Trying not to be sick by being so nervous!"

"He never got a rehearsal. He did pretty good!" Madison giggled as she reassured her new husband.

The two had planned to marry a year ago, but Dylan's deployment was unexpectedly extended. Three weeks ago, Madison e-mailed the airport and said they wanted to be married as fast as possible.

The airport and numerous local businesses set it all up, complete with everything from flowers and a D.J. at the reception, to a limo and honeymoon suite. Washoe County even pulled some strings to get the marriage license taken care of, while Dylan was still in Syria.

Dylan's family says they were overwhelmed by the of, not only of Dylan and Madison, but the entire community.

"I think our heart just all went out to them." said James Ruffer, Dylan's grandfather, "To see them so much in love and knowing that we had something very special planned for them."

The Ruffer family says Madison will join Dylan to start their lives together in Virginia, some time next month.

Written By Adam Varahachaikol

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