Why Wait? Returning Sailor, Fiancee Wed at Airport
Reno-Tahoe baggage-claim area hosts the reception
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2013 7:03 PM CST

(Newser) – They were supposed to get married a year ago, but Dylan Ruffer's Navy deployment off the coast of Syria got extended. So when Ruffer finally arrived back home at the Reno-Tahoe airport last night, he and longtime sweetheart Madison Meinhardt made up for lost time: The 19-year-olds got hitched inside the airport, reports TucsonNewsNow. And the reception? In the baggage-claim area, of course, reports AP. Airport employees pitched in by decorating, notes MSN. "He never got a rehearsal," says the former Ms. Meinhardt. "He did pretty good."