SAN ANTONIO -

San Antonio area love birds flocked together early on Valentine's Day to tie the knot at the Bexar County Courthouse.

The annual free Valentine's Day mass wedding was held Friday morning on the steps of the courthouse.

The first wedding started just after midnight, at 12:01 a.m. Rev. Joe Sullivan performs the ceremony for hundreds of couples.

"We can remember this night for the rest of our lives," said one participant. "It will help me remember when to buy gifts and there's a lot of love in the air."

Several ceremonies are held through throughout the day at different times. Couples must have their marriage license to participate.