Einstein Hospital Wedding

Shawna Hannon and Pedro Ortiz were finally married on Friday at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Their ceremony came after 10 years of togetherness and marked the end of a week-long struggle to obtain a marriage license before Ortiz undergoes a risky heart surgery.

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Hospital staff decorated the nurse's station for Mrs. Ortiz's walk down the "aisle."
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Hospital staff took a break from their busy day to watch the couple's touching ceremony.
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The bride's niece served as her flower girl and her sister was the single bridesmaid.
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Mrs. Ortiz's son, Jimmy, walked her down the "aisle."
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Mr. and Mrs. Ortiz managed to fit their family and friends into a converted conference room for the ceremony.
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Judge Maria McLaughlin of the Court of Common Please officiated the ceremony.
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The couple exchanged vows and promised to love, comfort, honor and keep each other as long as they both shall live.
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The newlyweds share their first kiss.
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Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Ortiz exchange smiles after being pronounced husband and wife.
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The happy couple's dream wedding finally became a reality.
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