Auto department employee Greg Scott Ford exchanged vows Saturday with Corissa Otto, whom he met two Valentine Days ago.
The Wal-Mart wedding was a first for 5th District Judge Eric Ludlow, who administered the vows Saturday at a store in the Bloomington section of St. George.
"I know what Greg was thinking ... 'I'll kill two birds with one stone. I'll go ahead and check in, then I'll take a break and get married,"' Ludlow said.
Otto wrote friends by e-mail earlier in the week that, "We don't know what we are doing for the rest of the weekend because we are so darned broke, but we do know that we love each other and that with love, anything is possible," according to The Spectrum of St. George.
Ford used the opportunity to buy some his own children some last-minute dress clothing just before the wedding, while Otto used a store restroom to change into her wedding dress.
"I'm happy for her," said Stephanie Bauman of Cedar City, a shopper who was among the onlookers. "You really have to applaud someone trying to save a little money with this economy."
The wedding vows were momentarily interrupted by an "attention all associates" store announcement.
The marriage makes for a family of nine - she had six children, he had two and together they have one more.