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Tallahassee kicks off 2021 with the first wedding of the year and the New Year's Baby

Posted at 6:54 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 18:54:49-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The first wedding of 2021, presumably, didn't take place in a church or banquet hall. It happened at Junction at Monroe.

Cathi and Joel Martin married on New Year's Day at 12:10 a.m., deciding on the wedding venue just three weeks ago.

"We did the whole New Year's Eve toast, and then Joel got up on stage, sang me a song, and I walked out in my wedding dress and we got married there, right on stage," said Cathi Martin.

In front of friends, and strangers, the couple said 'I do' during Cathi Martin's band's, "Queen of Hearts," show.

"Why put it off. Why don't you guys do it and why not do it New Year's Eve when we're already there, and let's make it a big thing," said Cathi Martin.

While the Martins were saying their vows, another Tallahassee first took place at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare; the first baby born in 2021.

"Who can plan something like that ya know, it just happened," said father Michael Grubbs.

Michael and Adionne Grubbs welcomed their son Micah Grubbs into the world at 12:01 a.m.

Having a baby in a pandemic can be scary for parents, but the Grubbs are all in on their New Year's Day miracle.

"Even though I couldn't be at home this was like the next best place I could be. People realize how much of a superheroes health care providers are, so I was just so thankful to be around them yesterday," said Adionne Grubbs.

As of right now, there has not been a New Year's baby born at Capital Regional Medical Center.