Twosomes who are into lucky numbers and palindromes two-stepped it to the Old Orange County Courthouse to be wed on 2-22-22.
Afrouz Alvarez came to the picturesque courthouse, built in 1901, to marry Enrique Alvarez. This was a special day for the Tustin couple who met online during the pandemic and married on Afrouz’s birthday Tuesday, Feb. 22. “Life brought us together,” they said.
Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen kept courthouses open later into the evening due to high demand for the lucky date. The department also hosted special candlelit ceremonies in the evening.
Extended hours were also offered at offices in Anaheim and Laguna Hills.
Gary Coronado has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 2016. He is a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature photography for images of Central Americans risking life and limb as they jump aboard the trains from southern Mexico bound for the United States and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist in breaking news photography for team coverage of hurricanes. He began freelancing for the Orange County Register and relocated to south Florida in 2001, when he was awarded a fellowship through the Freedom Forum. Coronado grew up in Southern California and graduated from USC.