On Valentine's Day, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough officiated the wedding of Bronzeville couple Ivan Bujan, 34, and Charles Long, 40, in the Cook County Clerk's Vital Records Bureau office downtown.
Their marriage date fells on the seventh anniversary of the day the Illinois Senate passed marriage equality ( Feb. 14, 2013 ). The couple received a free dinner, flowers, show tickets and a commemorative marriage certificate.
Yarbrough chose the couple by drawing their name from a fishbowl Feb. 11.
Photos by Bryan Docter/Cook County clerk's office