It was a slow afternoon on Friday, July 25, in the Logan County Clerk's office.
With a 4:30 p.m. courthouse closing time, staffers were preparing to leave for the weekend when, half an hour before closing time, the doors burst open and a couple in full wedding apparel, complete with someone holding the bride's wedding gown train off the ground, came rushing into the office.
The couple had planned their wedding down to the smallest details.
And, every detail was taken care of - or so they thought.
As Christina Marie Farris, 28, and Everett Allen Spears, 27, both of Pecks Mill, were preparing to exchange their wedding vows, the minister casually asked who had the marriage license.
According to Norma Miller, an employee of the county clerk's office, neither did because the couple had forgotten to apply for a license.
"This couple came in - she already had her wedding dress on and he had on his suit," Miller said. "(Co-worker Collette) Vinson and I looked at each other and wondered what they were going to do. They said 'We want to get our license.' We were thinking 'You've already got your wedding gown on...'"
Miller said that by then it was almost 4:20 p.m. and, as the clerk's office crew was hurrying to finish the application before closing time, the couple explained their rush.
"She said they had a full church of people and the pastor asked where the license was and the bride said 'Ohhh