Couples tie the knot in unison on courthouse steps

by V. FinsterFebruary 14, 2019

Newlywed couple LaShaundra Caesar and Mary Hall, who met on eharmony less than two years ago, said they chose Valentine’s Day to get married because the timing felt right.

"Also, so I can remember it," Caesar said laughing.

The couple was one of more than 30 who were married at 10 a.m. Thursday on the north steps of the Bexar County Courthouse. This was the 30th year the free weddings were offered in bulk to the public on Valentine's Day.

County Clerk Lucy Adame-Clark administered the vows for the 10 a.m. ceremony. Other ceremonies were held at 12:01 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Couple Joe and Teresa Mora said they wanted to tie the knot earlier, but hadn't found the moment.

"When we heard about the ceremony we decided, let's just do it," Teresa Mora said.

Bride Gesalyn Alvarado, who married Adrian Alvarado during the ceremony, was born on Valentine's Day.

"I've always loved the day, and now I have another reason to celebrate it," Alvarado said.

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