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Couple weds in courthouse bathroom after mom falls ill

Brian and Maria Schulz moved their wedding ceremony into the courthouse bathroom after the groom's mother had difficulty breathing.

Brian and Maria Schulz moved their wedding ceremony into the courthouse bathroom after the groom's mother had difficulty breathing. | Video frame

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey couple recently changed their wedding venue from a judge’s chambers to a courthouse bathroom after a relative had an asthma attack.

Brian and Maria Schulz were set to tie the knot on Jan. 2 when the groom’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 EMTs.

If they 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, Judge Katie Gummer performed the ceremony.

The groom’s mother is doing fine.