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Record number of Valentine’s Day nuptials at Denver Clerk’s Office

Author: Adam McCoy - February 19, 2018 - Updated: February 19, 2018

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A match made… in the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s office. A record number of matches, in fact.

Love was in the air at the Denver office earlier this week with more than 100 couples tying the knot for Valentine’s Day.

Judges and clergy volunteered their time to perform ceremonies for 103 couples, Clerk Debra Johnson said.

“What an amazing day it was,”  Johnson said. “To have a chance to be part of that much love is so beautiful for everyone in my office.

“We can’t thank the sponsors enough for helping make their wedding day special for so many people,” Johnson added. “Local businesses donated gift certificates; other elected officials and City and of Denver agencies donated gifts.”

It is the 11th year Johnson’s office has held a Valentine’s Day celebration, providing one-stop shopping for all all marriage license needs.

The office issued some 8,406 marriage licenses in 2017, a 5 percent increase from the previous year. In the office’s annual report, officials note innovations sped up wait times from 45 minutes in 2011 to 35 seconds last year.

Adam McCoy

Adam McCoy

Adam McCoy covers Denver-area politics for Colorado Politics.