LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Mitt Romney is crashing a New Jersey wedding.

The Republican presidential contender’s motorcade rolled into a fundraiser Wednesday evening as a bride and groom were posing for pictures in the parking lot outside the hall in Lakewood, N.J.

Several men in yarmulkes who were standing nearby turned their cameras away from the couple, and a few men outside the hall chased the motorcade around the corner. Whether they were members of the wedding or Romney supporters from the heavily Orthodox Jewish community was unclear.

A Romney aide says Romney met the bride and groom and took pictures with them before his fundraiser, which raised $1.5 million.

Guests to Romney’s event were advised they needed to leave promptly. The wedding was set to start at 6 p.m.

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