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Shutdown throws wrench in couple's wedding plans

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SEDONA, Ariz. -

Thousands of people are being turned away at national parks because of the shutdown. And that includes a New Jersey couple who came all the way to Arizona to tie the knot at the Grand Canyon.

Talk about a wedding day nightmare. The government shut down, forcing this bride and groom to make some major last-minute adjustments.

They had planned to wed overlooking the glorious Grand Canyon. The couple, not wanting to delay their wedding set for today, Oct. 2, had to move their locale to Sedona.

"I blame Congress," says Genevieve Jeuck. "I blame the fact that our government is so stubborn that both sides cannot make a compromise, that they can't sit down and talk, stomping their feet like children."

"There are so many people in parks, people that can't go to museums. People from all over the country, that come to this country because it's the greatest," says Michael Sallemi, groom. "To see what we offer and there's so much we're missing out on."

Refusing to let the government snafu get them down, they were married at Merry Go Round Rock in Sedona. However, they will have a battle to get some of their deposits refunded.

FOX 10's Linda Williams reports.

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