In early March, Carla Kitzmiller, a title clerk at the Indiana car dealership Thomas Kia of Highland, went to work with a problem. She and her fiancé, John Porter, wanted to be married April 1, but because of Covid regulations, their options seemed limited to eloping at a courthouse near their home in Munster, Ind. “The girls I work with started talking, and they were like, ‘No! You can’t have family at the courthouse,’” Ms. Kitzmiller said.
Kara Kawanna, who works in billing at the dealership, was particularly opposed. “We knew Carla would want her mom to be there,” she