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Valentine's Day weddings

For the fifth year, Justice of the Peace and non-denominational minister Marie Tyler Wiley married couples in the Meeting House at Olde Mistick Village for free on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2013. Wiley says she lives vicariously through the couples she marries, making-up for a rushed elopement with her husband 24 years ago. Couples need a valid marriage license from the town and can choose from one of five ceremonies of varied duration and style.

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Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley steps back as Michele and Christopher Belden share their first kiss as husband and wife at the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. This is the fifth year that Wiley has offered the free officiations. Couples with a valid marriage license in the town could choose between one of five ceremonies of varied length and formality. Wiley married six couples by noon.

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Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley, right, marries Dennis Schermerhorn and Karen Gallo in the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Gallo and Schermerhorn had been waiting to close on the sale of a house before they tied the knot but when they saw the free Valentine's Day ceremonies offered they decided to take the plunge.

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Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley, right, hands the wedding rings to Dennis Schermerhorn and Karen Gallo as she officiates their marriage in the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley, left, steps back as Dennis Schermerhorn and Karen Gallo share their first kiss as husband and wife in the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley, right, snaps a photo of Dennis Schermerhorn and Karen Gallo after joining them in matrimony in the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Newlyweds Lisa and Kevin Huggard, of Norwich, send the flock of mallard ducks flying as they move into position for some wedding photos after being married by Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley in the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The Huggards had been making different wedding plans but saw the free ceremonies offered by Wiley and decided to take advantage of the opportunity. "It's a dream come true for us," said Lisa.

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Bride Lisa Huggard sports a pair of ruby red heels with her wedding dress as she poses for photos with her husband, Kevin, after being married by Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley at the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Michele and Christopher Belden, of New Britain, gather on the dais with Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley, center, for their wedding ceremony as their children, Anthony, 14, left, with Christopher, Jr. 16-months on his lap, and four-month-old Elyana on the lap of her grandmother Linda Boucher, right, look on at the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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With a rose bouquet donated by the previous bride between them, Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley marries Michele and Christopher Belden at the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley makes the pronouncement of marriage with a flourish for Michele and Christopher Belden at the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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Michele and Christopher Belden pose for photos after being married by Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley at the Meeting House in the Olde Mistick Village in Stonington Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

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