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New York honeymooners say ‘yes’ at Canada-US border

On a quiet street in Burke, New York, family and close friends stood on Friday afternoon to watch Karen Mahoney and Brian Ray commit to each other. The couple, who now live in Cadyville and are both ski instructors, met decades ago. They had each been previously married and reconnected. They believe fate brought them together. When Mahoney got engaged six months ago, she knew her father, mother and 96-year-old grandmother, all of whom live in Canada, were to be at her wedding. (for updates on travel between the Canada-US border) and it would say, “The border is extended. The border is extended.” Our fingers, our toes, everything was crossed. On August 21, they announced that everything was closed. We knew we had to do something to have mom, dad and grandma here, ”Mahoney said. ‘at the makeshift ceremony, better known as the Canada-U.S. border, to exchange their vows. “That’s all I wanted,” said Mahoney. to her and to me too, ”said Ray. The feeling was going both ways. “To make (their marriage) official and everlasting, yes, it’s touching,” said Paul Mahoney, Karen’s father. girl in the aisle, he said witnessing his wedding across the border was the best thing to do. “We wouldn’t have missed it. Not for the world,” he said. we will be with her (in spirit), “said Nadia Mahoney, Karen’s 96-year-old grandmother. As border restrictions prevent Karen Mahoney’s parents and grandmother from going to her official wedding On Saturday, they feel lucky to have been in attendance for the couple’s exchange of vows.The love for the new Mr. and Mrs. could be felt on both sides of the border.

On a quiet street in Burke, New York, family and close friends stood on Friday afternoon to watch Karen Mahoney and Brian Ray commit to each other.

The couple, who now live in Cadyville and are both ski instructors, met decades ago. They had each been previously married and reconnected. They believe fate brought them together.

When Mahoney got engaged six months ago, she knew her father, mother and 96-year-old grandmother, all of whom live in Canada, were to be at her wedding.

“So every month when we looked (for updates on travel between the US-Canada border) and we said, ‘The border is extended. The border is extended. “Our fingers, our toes, everything was crossed. On August 21, they announced that everything was closed. We knew we had to do something to have mum, dad and grandma here,” Mahoney said.

That’s when the couple said “Yes” to the makeshift ceremony, better known as the US-Canada border, to exchange their vows.

“That’s all I wanted,” said Mahoney.

“Having (her family) here to be a part of (the ceremony) meant everything to her and to me, too,” said Ray.

The feeling was going both ways.

“To make (their marriage) official and everlasting, yes, it’s touching,” said Paul Mahoney, Karen’s father.

While Paul Mahoney wished he could walk his daughter down the aisle, he said witnessing his wedding across the border was the best thing to do.

“We wouldn’t have missed it. Not for the world,” he said.

“We’re not going to be there (Saturday) but we’ll be with her (in spirit),” said Nadia Mahoney, grandmother of Karen, 96.

As border restrictions prevent Karen Mahoney’s parents and grandmother from attending her official wedding on Saturday, they feel lucky to have been in attendance for the couple’s exchange of vows.

Love for the new Mr. and Mrs. ran on both sides of the border.

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Cnn