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The march down the aisle was in a busy lane in Denver last month

Author: Joey Bunch - September 7, 2018 - Updated: September 7, 2018

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Here’s some good news for Colorado’s hopeless romantics: Love is in the air in Denver.

The city Clerk and Recorder’s Office broke a record for marriage licenses in August: An “astounding” 1,123 couples got hitched in the cow town.

That broke the old record set just last August, when the city wrote 985 marriage citations. Ten of the last 13 years, August has been the biggest month for Denver I-dos. Maybe it’s the high cost of living alone in an expensive city or the craft beer, but last year Denver issued its most marriage licenses on record: 8,406.

“Marriages are one of the highlights of this office, Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson said in a press release.

She added, “Despite the busy pace, our amazing staff makes the moment special for each couple.”

If you’re so inclined, you can apply online and make an appointment for your government-stamped nuptials.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.