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For NJ couple, vows come between the storms

Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Thomas Carroll, 48, of Hoboken, N.J., center left, gives a kiss to his new bride, Stephanie McClure, of Smyrna, Ga., as a small party cheers for them moments after they were married by city clerk James Farina at Hoboken City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. The couple was scheduled to get married on Nov. 3, in Point Pleasant, N.J., but Superstorm Sandy washed away their wedding. Meanwhile, residents of Hoboken voted in the presidential election on Election Day in a polling place located in the adjacent room. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Thomas Carroll, 48, of Hoboken, N.J., center left, gives a kiss to his new bride, Stephanie McClure, of Smyrna, Ga., as a small party cheers for them moments after they were married by city clerk James Farina at Hoboken City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. The couple was scheduled to get married on Nov. 3, in Point Pleasant, N.J., but Superstorm Sandy washed away their wedding. Meanwhile, residents of Hoboken voted in the presidential election on Election Day in a polling place located in the adjacent room. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP Photo)

Jonathan Carroll and Stephanie McClure picked Election Day to form their own perfect union.

In truth, it picked them.

Tuesday fell between last week's mega-storm and an oncoming nor'easter, making it imperative for the Hoboken couple to tie the knot or risk another delay.

So they were married at Hoboken City Hall while voters were casting their ballots across the hall.

Carroll says their original plans to be married at a banquet hall in the shore community of Point Pleasant were wrecked by Sandy's devastation of the area. He says the hall told him when they reopen he can hold a reception there for friends and relatives.

On Tuesday, some of the wedding party who couldn't make it watched via picture phones.

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