Getting married at City Hall today with more than 100 couples, wasn’t in the plan for Steve Azzola and James South. They had initially wanted to have their wedding next year, with nice weather. Tonight, on a rainy evening in Seattle, they became a part of history, as the very last couple to exit City Hall after a historic day of ceremonies and weddings.
The couple met six years ago as colleagues at Century Link. When James saw the announcement of ceremonies to be taken place at City Hall this weekend, he convinced Steve that this was the right thing for them.
“I thought it was crazy at first,” says Steve. “Then the more I thought about it, the more I’d realized that it was really cool to be a part of Washington state history.”
The couple says they are thrilled to have friends and family support them, and showing up without much warning. Some family members drove up all the way from Snohomish to witness today’s ceremony. Steve and James began notifying loved ones of their plans a week ago, starting Friday.
Now, as a legally married couple, they said they feel validated and wishes all the couples who helped make history with them, a joyous day and life of love and happiness.