Couple Gets Married in NJ Courthouse Bathroom After Mother Gets Ill

January 25, 2018 Updated: January 25, 2018

A New Jersey couple decided to get married in a courthouse bathroom after the mother of the groom had an asthma attack and had to be taken away just moments later by an ambulance.

Brian and Maria Schulz were set to tie the knot at the Monmouth County Courthouse when Brian’s mother suddenly suffered an asthma attack.

As she waited in the women’s room for an ambulance, a spur-of-the-moment decision was made to have the ceremony in the bathroom.

The couple didn’t want to wait 45 days to get married, which they would have had to if they let the opportunity slip by.

After sheriff’s officers suggested the ceremony could be held in the bathroom where the mother was, the couple agreed.

“The couple was clearly upset about the mom and having to postpone their wedding in which they would have to wait another 45 days for a new marriage license to be processed. Since the sheriff’s officers were concerned about the mom and did not want her moving from the ladies room, S/O Leonard Maxfield kicked his thinking into high gear, why not get married in the ladies room? The future Mr. and Mrs. were on board and so was the Hon. Judge Katie Gummer who performed the rather unusual ceremony,” the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

“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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