WASHINGTON -- A busy rush hour street corner became a wedding chapel Wednesday on U St. NW.
Taniah Smith and Luron Flynn were married at the spot where they met exactly four years ago, surprising passersby on a hot Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center.
"I think its beautiful what they are doing!" said one enthusiastic stranger who was among a handful to stop and watch near a busy bus stop.
"I just invited myself," giggled another rush hour pedestrian.
The couple met on the night of April 10th, 2009 when Luron, then a Georgetown student, was captivated by a woman he saw leaving a nearby nightspot.
"It was her smile," he laughed. "I knew I had to meet her."
Taniah, a bank HR executive, said she was taken aback by the young man, who walked, then ran, then loaded in a car with friends to make her acquaintence.
"It was very romantic," she said. Taniah said she knew the relationship would blossom when she texted Luron on another Saturday evening and he said he was staying in because he was expected in church Sunday morning. "I was sold!" she said.
"The moral of the story is go to church," Luron laughed, as the couple left the intersection as husband and wife.
They plan a traditional wedding celebration in June.
The couple were married by Taniah's father Ronald Walton, who is a pastor in St. Petersburg, Forida. The wedding party included the parents of both the bride and groom and a handful of close friends.