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Couple ties the knot under the Giant Wheel at the State Fair

A couple from West Leydon, New York decided that the biggest ride at the fair would be the perfect spot to get married.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A couple from West Leydon, New York decided that the biggest ride at the fair would be the perfect spot to get married.

As the bridal march rang out, Coral Grenier was perched high above the fairgrounds waving to her love below.

There was no aisle or church in this wedding. Instead, the groom waited for his wife-to-be at the bottom of a Giant Wheel.

“It's very unique and individual and we are a very unusual couple,” said Neal Grenier.

“It just symbolizes how everything comes full circle and how life has its ups and its downs, but everything comes around in the end. As long as you are still having fun and you keep going around, it's all good,” Coral said.

The happy couple came up with the idea while they were riding the wheel last year - a favorite spot for them and the children who brought them together - and taught them to fight hardship with a little fun.

The couple has three disabled children that were in similar situations in the same hospital.

“They are the reason our life is the way it is. They are the reason why you smile through everything and you just keep going an we've made that life together,” Coral said.

After the ceremony, it was off to the funhouse for a family portrait, a stop by the cotton candy booth and a hike down the midway for some fair games.

The couple had Dinosaur Bar-B-Que delivered as they begin their new anniversary tradition at State Fair.

“We never dreamed it would be this big, but that was the point of getting married here. This is where we bring our kids every year. This is what we do,” Coral said.

One of the managers at the fair said this is the first time in his 45 years of working fairs that he agreed to shut down a ride for a couple, but the family's story touched him and he couldn't resist.

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