More Than 40 Couples Tie the Knot on Valentine's Day

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    Valentine's Day was extra special for several couples who decided to get married. More than 40 couples tied the knot at the Tarrant County Courthouse Friday. (Published Friday, Feb 14, 2014)

    Valentine's Day was extra special for many couples in Fort Worth who decided that was the day they wanted to get married.

    Over at the Tarrant County Courthouse more than 40 couples tied the knot. One of the only days the courthouse is decorated with balloons, flowers and candles is on Valentine's Day.

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    NBC 5 was there when the first few couples came before the judge to get married. It may surprise you who wanted to get married on Valentine's Day.

    "It was his choice," said bride Barbara Johnson.

    Johnson's new husband, Don, said there was a reason he wanted them to get married on Valentine's Day.

    "It's a special day and she will be the most important thing in my life,"  he said.

    Johnson was not the only groom who picked Valentine's Day to get married.

    "I have been wanting to get married for a good while," said groom, Jason Flores. "We finally went through and got married and I thought, 'Why not on Valentine's Day?'"

    Each couple had several reasons why they wanted to get married.

    "He's gentle," said bride Blanca Bujanda-Flores. "He's patient. He accepts my children as his and I don't think I could ask for anything better."

    "She is beautiful," said Jason Flores. "She is very kind. She makes me laugh. Once I started talking to her, and went on a couple of luncheons, I just fell in love with her."

    All of the couples we spoke with said this is one day they will never forget.

    "It's kind of surreal," said Bujanda-Flores. "It hasn't sunk in yet. It's a good thing. Our family is happy and I think that is what matters."

    Each couple was given a small gift by the judge at the end of the ceremony.