LAKEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mitt Romney made a big impression for some guests of 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.

Several guests in yarmulkes who were standing around turned their cameras away from the couple and a few chased the motorcade around the corner.

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A Romney aide said 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.

Earlier in the day, Romney spoke to supporters in Iowa, saying the U.S. needs to do a better job managing the economy or it could end up like Greece or California.

Romney will be raising money in New York on Thursday as his campaign prepares for a bus trip through battleground states and a decision on a running mate.

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