KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Valentine's Day is meant for expressions of love. One of the ultimate expressions of love is the act of getting married. And that's what a dozen couples did at the City Market.
They had all the traditional trappings: the cake, the rings, the flowers, the music and the photographers.
John Navarre was the reverend who married 12 couples at the City Market’s three hour wedding extravaganza that they called the "Tie the Knot" event.
He performed a marriage every 15 minutes.
"It's more of a marathon than a sprint but enjoyable still," he said.
Ted Luce provided all the music playing guitar and singing.
"It's a better gig than doing four hours in a bar, absolutely. And you get to see people starting a new life together and you just get inspired and energized by that," he observed.
"Everyone's wedding is memorable and then to make it even more memorable by doing it on Valentine's Day here in the River Market, it's just , I think it's just a very special romantic thing," Navarre said.
The free ceremonies included wedding cupcakes donated from Bloom Bakery and flowers from Dutch Flowers, both in the City Market.
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