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Leavenworth turns small wedding into big party

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You may have heard of a flash mob, but what about a flash wedding? You may have heard of a flash mob, but what about a flash wedding?
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. -

At one time Ashleigh and Michael Smith planned to elope.

Then friends talked the Olympia couple into a small wedding, which they would hold during Oktoberfest in Leavenworth.

When they got to the Bavarian-themed town last weekend, friends conspired with Oktoberfest organizers to hold the wedding on the festival stage.

That's how a small, six-person wedding turned into "flash wedding" with 1,200 guests.

Oktoberfest organizers told The Wenatchee World (http://bit.ly/10rFai1 ) they can't promise such a party for future couples but they're glad it worked out for the Smiths.

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