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A group of 25 gather inside a trolley as they prepare to go to the home of Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura to set up a wedding that only the couple knew about.

Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

Members of the flash mob wed team pull the runner for the ceremony out of a truck that was "late" carrying tables and chairs for Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura's retirement party. They surprised their family and friends on Sunday when they decided to get married at their home in Schaumburg.

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Katie Rieger goes over the flash dance with about 20 volunteers in preparation for Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura's surprise wedding.

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Mario Reyes directs the flash mob wedding team members as they quickly set up chairs for Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura's flash mob wedding.

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Mario Reyes makes sure Mike Rizio has the flowers centered on the arch before the wedding.

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Katie Watkins explains to Libby Watkins and her father Judge Edward Fiala how they are going to walk down the aisle during their surprise wedding.

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Miriam Cruz reacts when she found out her neighbors of 18 years were getting married in a flash mob style service.

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Libby Watkins and her father Judge Edward Fiala prepare to walk down the aisle.

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Libby Watkins wipes away tears as she sees the crowd of people that are welcoming her and her father before they walked down the isle on Sunday.

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Libby Watkins and her father Judge Edward Fiala walk down the aisle.

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Family members of Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura get out their cellphones for photos as Libby appears in her wedding dress. The family was surprised on Sunday when the couple decided to turn their retirement party into a flash mob wedding at their home in Schaumburg.

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Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura surprised their family and friends on Sunday when they decided to have a flash mob wedding at their home in Schaumburg.

Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

Mike Conjura makes a face to the crowd after Libby Watkins made a funny remark during their vows.

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Libby Watkins laughs with excitement before getting married to Mike Conjura.

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John Schomer, a friend of Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura, gives the wedding rings to Kim Panzarella who helped set up the event.

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Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura surprised their family and friends on Sunday when they decided to have a flash mob wedding at their home in Schaumburg.

Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura surprised their family and friends on Sunday when they decided to have a flash mob wedding at their home in Schaumburg.

Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura get ready for some pictures and try to relax after quickly getting married in a flash mob styled event.

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Mike Conjura hugs Rob Ruisz and Libby Watkins hugs Maria Vasquez after their flash mob wedding.

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Mike Conjura dances with excitement before his soon to be wife Libby Watkins walks down the isle.

Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

Libby Watkins and Mike Conjura surprised their family and friends on Sunday when they decided to have a flash mob wedding at their home in Schaumburg.

Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 6/26/2012 12:08 AM

About this Gallery

People thought they were going to a retirement party for Schaumburg police officers Mike Mike Conjura and Libby Watkins. But then a flash mob converted their back yard party into a wedding ceremony, and the two exchanged vows between shocked and tearful guests.
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