Marriage licenses issued by the Douglas County District Court.
Dot and Gary Beckner are sitting on their living room couch, near the Douglas County Fairgrounds, blissfully recounting their unusual love story. They're close enough you couldn't get a piece of paper between them. Gary's arm is draped gently around his wife's shoulders. They're both 53 and have been married "nearly 11 months."
Darrell and Carol Falen have warm memories of their wedding day. It was June 23, 1956, at Winfield's First Methodist Church.
In January 2001, Randy McIntosh and Sarah Walker were paired up in a game of pool at Emerson Biggins in Lawrence, where Randy was a manager. Sarah, a Kansas University student, needed a partner, and her friends coaxed her into "flirting with him."
Laura Korb and Brad Reischman, both of Tonganoxie, found love in the same place that their parents did: high school.
Memorial Stadium is a special place for a pair of 2005 Kansas University School of Law graduates.
Late one evening, about a year ago, Jim Lanius was visiting with Valerie Paulsen in her living room. Jim brought up the subject of marriage, something he'd danced around before during their four-year relationship.
Just more than a year ago, Rita Manning lived in Fresno, Calif., and was trying to figure out what to do with her life. She had raised five of her late husband's children, fought through major health problems and was looking for a way to shift gears and move on. She was 48.
About a week after their wedding, Lea King and her husband, Andy, both 31, were talking about the big event in their lives.
Customizing the wedding experience to reflect personal tastes and creating new traditions is a popular trend for today's couples. In the case of Jackie Dubois and Adam Miller, that meant turning a daily routine into a wedding day ritual.