San Diego bride doesn't let shutdown stop wedding

Yosemite National Park closed due to shutdown

SAN DIEGO - A San Diego bride did not let the government shutdown ruin her wedding day.

Dana Johnson told Team 10 Troubleshooter Cristin Severance it was her dream to get married in Yosemite National Park since she was 8 years old.

Johnson and her fiancé paid $5,000 and planned for a year to get married in Yosemite on Friday. She thought her dream was ruined when the government shutdown closed the park on Monday.

While her wedding planner and photographer scrambled to come with a plan B for Johnson days before her wedding, Johnson told Severance she was ready to just get married on the side of road in Yosemite.

On Friday, Johnson sent Team 10 photos of the bride and groom kissing underneath a highway sign that reads, "Yosemite National Park closed due to government shutdown."

Johnson would not say if she entered the park illegally and got married. She would only say her ceremony was "beautiful and exciting" and that "my childhood dream happened."

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