A New Jersey couple married each other in a courthouse bathroom after the groom’s mother started feeling sick, according to a Thursday report.
Brian Schulz, 26, and Maria Schulz, 21, ended up performing their ceremony in the ladies’ room between toilet stalls and a sink so that the groom’s mother could witness the wedding ceremony despite her sickness, the groom told the New York Post.
“We were sitting outside of the courtroom and waiting to go in and my mom gives me a call and says she’s having trouble breathing,” Schulz said.
“She was not looking well. Her face was very pale, and she was profusely sweating,” the groom added. He quickly left to tend to his mother’s needs, joking that the bride’s family thought he had gotten cold feet.
The sheriff’s office gave the mother oxygen, and the couple did not want to reschedule their wedding since it would take 45 days to get their license processed again, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
Leonard Maxfield, one of the officers tending to Schulz’s mother, suggested that the young couple gets married in the restroom so that they wouldn’t have to postpone the wedding.
Judge Katie Gummer agreed to switch the ceremony to the bathroom to accommodate the mother’s needs.
Schulz did not mind the unusual venue, despite planning a more traditional wedding for the future. “It’s not going to be as good as the first one. You can’t beat that,” he said.
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