The newlyweds kiss after being pronounced husband and wife at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Nov. 18 in a midnight ceremony. Photos courtesy Tony Cordero
Sometimes, fairytales can come true.
When Navy Seaman Apprentice Dylan Ruffer heard Pastor Todd DuBord say, “You’ve been waiting 11 months for this. You may kiss your wife,” nearly a year-long separation from fiancee Madison Meinhardt ended.
Madison and Dylan, both 19, were forced to cancel their Oct. 12 wedding when Dylan’s deployment on the USS Gravely off the coast of Syria was extended.
Madison had nearly given up hope of marrying her Chester High School sweetheart when she learned that her fiance would be flying into Reno on Nov. 18 for a week’s vacation before resuming duty in Norfolk, Va.