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Santa Ana, CA – Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen proudly introduces a cutting-edge service set to elevate the wedding experience for couples at the historic Old Orange County Courthouse located at 211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701. Starting on Friday, May 17, 2024, couples exchanging vows at this iconic venue will have the opportunity to privately live stream their civil ceremony, extending an invitation to loved ones worldwide through Zoom. This innovative offering builds upon the department's commitment to modernization and accessibility, now seamlessly integrated across all Orange County Clerk-Recorder marriage units.

"Our live stream service represents a milestone in enhancing couples’ wedding day," said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. "By overcoming physical barriers, we help couples to unite with their cherished guests, regardless of distance, fostering a truly inclusive celebration of love in real time."

Upon completion of the marriage license process, couples will be invited to opt-in for the live stream service. A secure, password-protected link will then be provided to the couple for sharing with desired invitees via email or text message. Utilizing the Zoom application on their electronic devices, guests will watch the ceremony in real-time, allowing for a shared moment of joy and connection. Notably, this service incurs no additional cost to the couple, although guests are advised to consult their internet or cellular providers regarding potential data charges.

The advantages of live streaming on Zoom are plentiful, offering a solution for guests unable to attend due to health considerations or travel limitations. Moreover, couples can celebrate their special day by engaging a global audience, fostering an unforgettable experience regardless of geographical boundaries. With Zoom's user-friendly interface requiring only an internet connection and the link, participation is effortless and accessible to all.

For any questions, please call the department’s information line at (714) 834-2500 during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. 

For media inquiries, please contact Billy Le at 714-834-2248