Wedding fever hits Notts register offices for Valentines

Register officers in the county are set for a busy weekend with 34 couples set to tie the knot in Nottinghamshire this Valentine’s Day.

The register offices, managed by the county council, undertake wedding and civil partnerships at approved venues across the county all year but bookings have been exceptionally high in the run up to this weekend.

One couple who will be exchanging vows this Valentine’s Day is David Mann, 45, and Joanne Harrison, 50, from Lincoln.

The couple who have been together for one year, but known each other for seven, are having their wedding ceremony at The Gilstrap Register Office in Newark.

My husband wanted to get married on Valentine’s Day as it’s romantic.

Joanne Harrison, who is set to have a Valentines wedding.

“We are embracing the romantic theme by having touches of red to our outfits.”

Valentines ceremonies to be taking place in the county:

• Mansfield Register Office – 11 weddings
• West Bridgford Register Office – four weddings and one renewal of vows
• Worksop Register Office – 10 weddings
• Newark Register Office – three weddings
• approved venues – six weddings.

Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Safe Committee, said: “Valentine’s Day tends to be a popular day for couples to get married in our register offices and as it falls on a Saturday this year the number of weddings booked is even higher than usual.

“Whatever day of the year you choose to tie the knot, our priority is to make your ceremony special and tailored to you and your partners’ wishes.”

Valentine’s Day history

Every year on February 14 people around the world exchange gifts and cards with their “valentine”, usually their significant other.

The ‘day of romance’ is named after Christian martyr Saint Valentine and dates back to the 5th century.

If you want more information about Nottinghamshire County Council’s registration service call 0300 500 80 80 or visit this webpage.

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