Jamie Korngold, Rev.
Forrest Church and Rev. Jimmy Allen
Thomas presided over the vow renewal
ceremony on "GMA." (ABCNEWS.com)
18, 2004 --
"Good Morning America" and "Bride's"
magazine introduced you to some wonderful couples who
wanted nothing more than to declare their love for their
lifelong mate in front of the world. When they finally
got that chance, live on "GMA," it was an
couples said "I do" all over again during
"GMA's" vow renewal special in New York City's
Hammerstein Ballroom. Those couples — who have
been married for a total of 2,409 years and have 277
children between them — stood before members of
the clergy and their family members and said they'd
marry each other all over again.
following members of the clergy presided over the amazing
ceremony: the Rev. Forrest Church of the All Souls Unitarian
Church in New York City, the Rev. Jimmy Allen Thomas,
senior pastor of Wesley Union AME Zion Church in Harrisburg,
Pa., and Rabbi Jamie Korngold of Boulder, Colo.
the couples were more than happy with just the opportunity
to renew their vows, they knew a few would also win
a second honeymoon on the Norwegian Dawn, one of the
world's most luxurious cruise ships.
they didn't know was that it was a lucky day for all
of them. All 125 couples won a trip on the romantic
cruise ship, which features a spa with 15 different
treatment rooms and a 24-hour buffet — so the
couples can grab a bite whenever they like.
965-foot-long ship will spend 11 days cruising through
the Caribbean to exotic locales like Antigua and Tortola.
their big surprise was announced on "GMA,"
the 125 couples went wild.
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"Bride's" magazine: Brides.com
• Norwegian Cruise Line: NCL.com
• Vow Renewal Tips: GettingRemarried.com
• Rabbi Jamie Korngold: Adventurerabbi.org
• All Souls Unitarian Church: Allsoulsnyc.org
• Hammerstein Ballroom: McStudios.com
After their big surprise, the couples were serenaded
by Michael Bolton. Bolton, who has just released another
CD under the title "Vintage," sang the classic
hit "When a Man Loves a Woman."