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New Jersey Couple Gets Married in Courthouse Bathroom After Groom's Mom Suffers Asthma Attack

Had the couple postponed the nuptials they would have had to wait another 45 days for a marriage license, so one cop suggested they just do it in the bathroom

What to Know

  • Brian and Maria Schulz were at a New Jersey courthouse to get married recently when Brian's mom suddenly had trouble breathing
  • She thought she was having an asthma attack and was taken to the women's bathroom at the Monmouth County Courthouse
  • Had the couple postponed the nups, they would've had to wait another 45 days for a marriage license; so they got married in the bathroom

A New Jersey couple changed their wedding venue from a judge's chambers to a courthouse bathroom when the groom's mother had an asthma attack, a highly unusual, but memorable ceremony captured on video in the ladies' room. 

Brian and Maria Schulz were set to tie the knot when Brian Schulz's mother had difficulty breathing. She was taken to a women's room at the Monmouth County Courthouse, where sheriff's officers administered oxygen and called EMT's. 

If the couple had postponed the wedding, they would have had to wait 45 days for a new marriage license. So one of the officers suggested holding the ceremony in the bathroom. 

In a video posted on the sheriff's office Facebook page Wednesday, Judge Katie Gummer performed the "rather unusual" ceremony, the post said. 

"We are pleased to report that Mr. and Mrs. Schulz are doing great and so is mom," the Facebook post said. "They were touched that Sheriff’s Officers and the Hon. Judge Gummer went out of the way to make their day memorable and special."

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