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    Costumed County Staff Available For Halloween Marriage Ceremonies

    "I Boo... er, Do!"

    Date(s) - 10/31/2017
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

    County Clerk-Recorder's Office


    The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Division is offering Contra Costa couples the unique experience to have their Halloween wedding officiated by a costumed staff member.

    Though the final list of characters will not be available until Halloween, past costumes have included characters such as a witch, a pirate, a zombie, the Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Rosie the Riveter and others.

    Deputy commissioners in classic robes will also be available.

    Staff says holidays such as Halloween and Valentine’s Day and unique numerological dates, such as December 13, 2014 (12/13/14) tend to increase the number of ceremonies and Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla said staff tries to be accommodating when they can.

    “Obviously those looking to get married on Halloween are looking for a memorable experience. It is fun for everyone,” Canciamilla said.

    The Clerk-Recorder Division has a long tradition of couples coming to the office to get married while in costume. Many couples show up with guests in costume as well. Several years ago, a couple saw a ClerkRecorder staff member in costume and requested that person officiate their wedding.

    Starting in 2013, it became the office norm to give customers the option to have costumed officiants on Halloween. Upon arrival, the couple is handed a list of characters who can perform the ceremony.

    In addition to the unique wedding venue, there will be some holiday-themed decor inside the office and one of the Clerk-Recorder ceremony rooms. The Clerk-Recorder’s office will have some other tricks and treats for visitors as well.

    Ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. and are held until 3:30 p.m. To make a wedding appointment or for more information, visit www.contracostacore.us.

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