San Diego Marine Returns Home to Flash Mob Wedding

An Ocean Beach bride who had very little time to plan her wedding wanted her day to start with a bang.

Marine Sgt. Corie Draughn just returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan Monday. 

With the help of dozens of friends and her fiancé, Joshua Parsons, she became the show-stopping finale to a flash mob on the O.B. pier Saturday evening at approximately 6 p.m.

The bride, dressed in a flowing white gown, walked through a parted sea of dancers to meet her groom at the end of the pier. The couple's friends participated in the dancing crowd as well. The spirited flash mob danced around her as she grinned, walking to meet her fiancee. 

The couple met at the end of the pier and exchanged their vows, promising each other a lifetime of love. 

Draughn was a member of the Marine command for the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The group returned home to Camp Pendleton from the Middle East. 

Draughn’s family is in Ohio, but the couple wanted to get married in San Diego.

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