A Valentine’s Day wedding
February 14, 2011 by Chris Dunn
I had just put my lunch in the microwave when the newsroom got a call and my editor sent me hurrying a few blocks down to the county administrative center.
Someone was getting married on Valentine’s Day!
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Douglas White places the ring on his bride Christina's finger after saying his vows in a ceremony conducted by York County Commissioner Chris Reilly on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the York County Administrative Center. Reilly said that every Valentine's Day, at least one couple is married by a county official.
I arrived ahead of them and, after I couldn’t find any signs of a marriage ceremony, was about to leave when I ran into the couple entering the building. Everything went smoothly from there.
They almost had me sign as their witness, but a woman waiting in an office came along and volunteered.
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Having just arrived at the York County Administrative Center, Douglas White and Christina Case of York Township pause outside the second-floor elevator, unsure of where to meet York County Commissioner Chris Reilly on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, for their marriage ceremony.
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Christina Case and Douglas White, of York Township, wait for York County Commissioner Chris Reilly to marry them in a quick ceremony on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The two have been together for about a year and decided last week to get married. "We thought, 'Why not on Valentine's Day?'" Case said.
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Having spoken their vows and exchanged rings, newlyweds Christina and Douglas White kiss in the York County Administrative Center on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The Whites decided last week to get married, and a woman waiting in a county office acted as their witness.
Once again — Happy Valentine’s Day!