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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyFebruary 19, 20181min415

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.



Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirFebruary 15, 20171min168

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the 10th annual Valentine’s Day bash at the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office — catering to anyone who felt moved by the occasion to tie the knot — was a hit.

In keeping with tradition, judges and clergy were on hand to perform free marriage ceremonies for couples. Food and beverages were available for the couples, and there even were drawings for gifts from local businesses and others.

A follow-up e-missive from the office today dished some more details on Tuesday’s festivities, including that 100 couples walked out of the office with a freshly inked marriage license:

“What an amazing day it was,” Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson said. “We had a wide variety of couples sharing their love with us today.

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

The theme of the celebration was “Picture Perfect”, and the day was just that at the Clerk’s office.

 



Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirFebruary 9, 20172min231

If you happen to stop by the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office this Valentine’s Day, it won’t be just love that’s in the air but also marriage — marriages, to be precise. (They do go together like…well, just like the song says.) Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson is hosting her 10th annual “Valentine’s Day Event,” at which the office provides one-stop shopping for the marriage-minded.

It’s particularly helpful for those soon-to-be-blissful couples that are in a hurry and want to get it all done at one location. Here’s the announcement from Johnson’s office:

Judges and clergy will be on hand to perform free marriage ceremonies for couples. Food and beverages will be available for the couples. Drawings will be held for gifts from local businesses, elected officials and other city agencies.

Probably also a good option for couples on a budget. And who isn’t by the time they arrive at the doorstep of matrimony?

Here are the rest of the details, courtesy of the Denver Clerk and Recorder:

WHAT: Picture Perfect – Denver Clerk & Recorder’s 10th Annual Valentine’s Celebration

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax, Dept. 101

The media are invited to attend.

Marriage licenses are $30. Ceremonies are free.
Couples are strongly encouraged to apply online before coming to the office. www.denverclerkandrecorder.org