The bride wore camouflage military fatigues, with tan soldier’s boots.
The groom was similarly dressed.
Caitlin Murray, 20, and Sean Whitney, 26, are privates first class in the Army, headed separate ways on respective military assignments.
They decided spur of the moment to get married Thursday at the Albany International Airport after scrambling to secure a marriage license a day after purchasing matching Irish Claddaugh rings.
They faced a tight deadline for their nuptials. Missing their flights was not an option.
Murray had a 2:35 p.m. US Airways flight to catch to Charlotte before completing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Whitney was booked on a 5 p.m. Southwest flight to St. Louis to finish training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan.
When a hastily summoned town marriage officer said. “I now pronounce you man and wife” and the couple kissed, there was warm applause from two dozen strangers and a few airport workers on the observation deck.