Elopement Wedding

Courthouse elopement in Downtown Columbus

Feb. 2, 2022| Wednesday, Feb. 2, might seem like an odd day to get married, but for Megan McGinnis and Daniel Juarez, it made perfect sense. The pair eloped at the Franklin County Municipal Court at 2:22 pm, driving home their wedding theme of “two-days.”

They were married by Judge Cynthia Ebner (“Bill Murray was busy,” Megan says) with just a few family members in attendance. Their maid of honor and best man took the form of two Lego figurines that rode in Megan’s bouquet; their ring bearer and flower girl were not allowed in the courthouse due to their being a French bulldog and a cat, respectively.

The pair met when Daniel subbed on Megan’s adult rec softball team, the Supermoons; they, along with a third friend, Daisy Ashburn, became inseparable best friends, Megan says, and stayed that way until Daisy moved across the country. “Something changed at that point, or maybe it was just timing, as I was finally single,” Megan says. “We were out at a bar, and he kissed me. I didn’t know I had feelings until that kiss, but we fell pretty hard for each other, and the rest is history.”