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Vintage Photos: How Los Angeles Used To Celebrate Valentine's Day

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In our vintage look back at how Angelenos celebrated Valentine's Day back in the 1920s to the 1950s, we've got snapshots from Echo Park to Santa Monica capturing the romantic holiday.

Folks back then didn't have a shortage of homemade heart-shaped decorations and lots of V-day weddings planned. It's not so different from today though, as it's a busy day for L.A. County officials to seal the deal on couples saying, "I do." About 400 couples have registered with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and Clerk to make their vows today, according to City News Service.

Portia Sanders, division manager at the county clerk's Norwalk headquarters told the L.A. Times a ceremony will take place every 15 minutes in their 6 branches.