These Marines have their Times Square marching orders for matrimony – and they couldn’t be happier.
After an epic 19-hour journey, the pair of Marines who won a contest to wed on-camera during the New Year’s Eve festivities stormed into the city with bright smiles and slightly sore bums.
“We’re just so glad to be here,” said a beaming Geoffrey Dubie, 23, after the nearly day-long trip.
Dubie and Bethany Phillips, who met while serving in Iraq, won an all-expenses-paid wedding at the Crossroads of the World, which will be streamed live at www.GetMarried.com.
The couple expected to fly into New York on Sunday, giving them several days to prepare for their big day.
Then came the blizzard.
Stranded in Atlanta, the love-struck Marines quickly realized their options were limited.
“That’s when we started thinking planes, trains, automobiles – any way we could to get here,” said Phillips, 25, a nursing student at Florida State College.