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A couple is getting married at an airport's baggage claim, where they met

CBS News logo CBS News 4/20/2019 Sophie Lewis
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You may not think of an airport as the most romantic location. But for one couple, it's where it all began. 

Michelle Belleau and Ron Peterson will tie the knot Saturday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport's baggage claim, where they met. 

"Cocktail Attire, but seriously, we don't care," the couple wrote on their wedding website. "Come as you are."

It's apparently a first for the airport, which said 120 guests have RSVPed. 

"To our knowledge, we have never had a wedding at the airport," a spokesperson for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport told CBS News on Saturday. 

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According to, the couple met 12 years ago when Belleau's boss asked her to pick up a client from Los Angeles at the airport. That client turned out to be Peterson, and they've been together ever since. 

"He said he really wanted to get married at the place we first met," Belleau told earlier this month. "I couldn't think of anything more perfect."

Belleau and Peterson now live full-time in Los Angeles. But they maintained a long distance relationship for years, and the airport became a bittersweet landmark.

"It was both the happiest place and the saddest place," Belleau said, as the couple were either saying goodbye or reuniting in that spot.

The wedding ceremony will be held at baggage claim No. 6.


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