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Couple Forced To Move Wedding Ceremony In Just Seven Days After Government Shutdown

Posted at 7:24 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 19:24:08-05

SAN DIEGO (NBC NEWS/WLWT) – A couple has been scrambling to rearrange their intimate wedding ceremony in just one week after the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.

Amanda McLearn-Montz and Ian Buchta planned to marry at picturesque Cabrillo National Monument Park in San Diego on Saturday with their 20 closet friends and family members, but the government shutdown has closed the park.

“I’m still disappointed we will not exchange vows at Cabrillo,” the bride-to-be told INSIDER. “Cabrillo is a beautiful place; its gorgeous cliffs and wildlife fit my fiancé and me so well and would have been the perfect setting to make our promises to each other. But we’re making the most of it.”

The couple plans to have a wedding reception in Chicago next year, according to their wedding website.