Dozens marry in Bernalillo County Metro Court on Valentine’s Day

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Dozens of couples spent Valentine’s Day in Bernalillo County Metro Court tying the knot.

“I broke a sweat, I was a little nervous but I’m really, really excited,” said Manual Marquez.

“I just can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him,” said Cecily Marquez.

It’s one of the most important days of their lives.

“I’ve been looking forward to this day now for a really long time,” said Avery Gover.

And they’re spending it in court.

“It seemed like fun,” said Alexandra Gover.

Tying the knot, on the day love is celebrated throughout the world.

Avery Gover said, “Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect day.”

To pledge themselves to each other.

“I Manny, take you Cecily, to be my wedded wife.”

“I Cecily, take you Manny, to be my wedded husband.”

Through the good times and bad.

“To have and to hold, for better or for worse,” said Alexandra Gover.

Avery Gover said, “For richer or for poorer, to love, honor and cherish, from this day forward.”

As long as they both shall live.

A moment better than they could have imagined.

“Feeling great, feeling married,” said Avery Gover.

Leaving with hopes of a life time of happiness ahead.

Avery Gover said, “It’s just a new chapter that we can start writing together.”

The weddings were held free of charge. Even walk in couples were accepted, if they had already gotten a marriage license. By the end of the day, nearly 100 couples were married by ten judges who had volunteered their time.

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