By Mike DeNardo

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — On this Valentine’s Day, about 70 couples tied the knot in huge wedding ceremony in Atlantic City, NJ.

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For some of the couples at the big Boardwalk Hall wedding, it was Day One of their marriage.

But for Mimi and Elmer McNamara of Cherry Hill, NJ, it was “21,915 days, today,” said Mimi. “Actually, today is the first day of the rest of our lives!”

The McNamaras (top photo) renewed the vows they made 60 years ago.

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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“We’ve been coming for six years, ever since it started,” Mimi tells KYW Newsradio.  “And it’s just so lovely and everybody is so nice. It just seems like a great big wedding reception!”

And Elmer, ever the romantic, says getting married on Valentine’s Day has saved him money:

“I don’t have to buy an anniversary present — I just buy a Valentine’s present!” he said with a laugh.  And luckily, Mimi laughed too.

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