Rep. Jon Christensen, R-Neb., and former Miss America Tara Dawn Holland were married during an emotional candle-lit ceremony.
"You could tell they really love each other. You could feel it," said Cindy Dore of Lafayette, La., who attended Saturday's ceremony in Ashland Place United Methodist Church. "It was sweet and touching. Everybody was crying."
The ceremony began with a choir processional, then Miss Holland, 26, made her entrance and joined the 35-year-old Christensen, at the altar.
Christensen first laid eyes on Miss Holland as she was running through an airport on Valentine's Day 1997.