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Couple of 15 years marries during total solar eclipse

Posted August 22

— The solar eclipse was a once in a lifetime view for many people, and now one couple can even say they got married on this special day.

They traveled from California to Marysville, Kansas for their wedding.

Andy Doukas and Carrie Sims aren't your everyday couple.

"We're here in Marysville to get married, to get hitched, and it's his birthday!" Sims said.

So, it makes sense they traveled more than 1, 600 miles to exchange vows.

"Marysville is so near and dear to my heart and we love this town, and it just seemed like the perfect place."

That wasn't the only special thing about their day.

From taking wedding photos as the moon covered the sun to lighting off sparklers during the 90 seconds of darkness, Doukas and Sims say it was a moment they were not going to miss.

"We're going to take a year to celebrate and we'll be back here one year later for an anniversary party."

Their dogs Chauchy and Chloe served as best man and maid of honor, respectively.

The couple says the total eclipse was a total success and will be in Marysville, Kansas until Thursday.

When they head back to California, they plan to have a big reception and plan to travel after that.

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