Couples appear in court to say ‘I do’ on Valentine’s Day

On Friday, eight Valentine's Day weddings took place at Fulton County Magistrate Court.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County courtroom was packed Friday, but not for a trial.

It was for a mass wedding. Not far away, Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen was in Marietta, where brides and grooms also took their Valentine’s Day vows.

On Friday, eight weddings took place at Fulton County Magistrate Court.

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Ronnie Gross and Spencer Lewis had to appear at Fulton County Magistrate Court on Friday, but for all the right reasons.

"Today is a celebration of love. Of friendship. Of family,” Judge Cassandra Kirk said.

And matrimony. For the first time, Kirk performed weddings on a Friday in the spirit of Valentine's Day.

"An opportunity to love and to be loved," Kirk said.

The court has a special room just for weddings. They held eight on Friday and the judge's administrative assistant Mary Shimell took the pictures.

"People just seem to really be loving it. So, I’m all about it," Shimell said.

Gross and Lewis met two years ago.

“We were on the same team working at Home Depot,” Lewis said.

Gross got down on one knee over dinner in the Dominican Republic.

“Right when it came time to do my whole 'I love you, will you marry me speech,’ this “The Office” awards show, like The Dundies on “The Office,” starts going on right next to us. So, we have to pause in between applause. ‘Let’s hear it for Steve in sales,’” Lewis said.