September 27, 2009

N.Y. firefighters tie knot atop ladder

Two members of a Long Island, N.Y., volunteer fire department say they chose firefighting as their wedding theme, right down to the bride's veil and boots.

Saturday's nuptials in East Meadow included a line of fellow firefighters with crossed pike-poles and vows exchanged by Mary Carlson and David Paganini in buckets atop the tower ladders.

When the ceremony is over, I was wondering if they were going to spray them with the hose or throw rice, guest Marie Salemy told Newsday.

Newsday Sunday said the bride and groom are members of the East Meadow Fire Department and met at their 2004 Christmas party. The ceremony was held at a fire station with more than 50 fellow firefighters and emergency medical technicians in attendance.

Fire engine sirens blared when the deal was sealed.