BOSTON (WHDH) - On a wedding day, it’s customary to be flanked by bridesmaids and groomsmen when the wedding bells chime. However, when Patrick Mahoney arrived to his own wedding, it was alongside a police escort.

When Mahoney’s ferry to his wedding on Thompson Island broke down at a dock on Saturday, there was only one way to meet his bride at the altar. In the back of a harbor patrol vessel.

When members of the Boston Harbor Patrol learned that the groom was sitting on a broken ferry, with an ocean between him and his fiancée, they sprung into action to get him on board a harbor patrol vessel.

“I guess if there’s anything to go wrong and be overcorrected in the way that it was, getting a police escort to your own wedding is a pretty good sign that things will align for you I guess,” said Mahoney.

With 18 minutes to get him to the church on time they rushed Mahoney to the island with six minutes to spare.

“My wedding day was the best day of my life. Hopefully, this will give them something to remember,” said Mathews.

In addition to the groom, the officers also escorted several other members of the wedding party to the island, including the photographer and DJ.

Mahonui’s escort, Officer Joe Mathews, returned to the island to congratulate the couple after the ceremony.

“This is the greatest night, and I am sure it’s only gonna get better,” said Mahoney.

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