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11-12-13: “A Date to Wed”


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — It was a day of work for most of us, but it was a memorable Tuesday for Alexa and her soon-to-be husband Daniel.

November 12, 2013 was a popular day for weddings because of the rare combination of numbers in the date: 11-12-13.

The bride, Alexa Smith-Shepard said, “I thought that my fiance’ may be less likely to forget it if it was… and I just thought is was a special day, a unique day to get married.”

Bridesmaid Jennifer Sullivan said, “I had to take the day off to come here to get my hair done and go to the wedding.”

She had the salon all to herself, getting ready for this evening. Later this week, others will join from all around the country to celebrate. Mother of the Bride Cathy Serrenho-Smith said they held a, “small wedding today with immediate family. Saturday we are having the big reception and since she is already married she asked her grandfather to marry them like the movie Princess Bride. She is one of a kind, so for her to pick the date I’m not surprised at all.”

Alexa wasn’t the only one walking down the aisle. At the Log Cabin in Holyoke, we found another bride who was getting married on this very cold, but special day. Bride Christine Chivas Shea said, “we’ve been together now 12 years and we said we’re picking a date and it happens. And the likely response, Jack says won’t have any excuses to forget their anniversary. Groom Jack Shea said, “It was an easy day to remember.”

The time of year and day of week isn’t very popular, but the Log Cabin is more than happy to be the host. The Log Cabin’s Peter Rosskothen said, “mid-week weddings are very rare. But when you get a day like today 11-12-13, its kind of cool and we’re happy about that.” Wishing a day of luck and lifetime of love for the couples who tied the knot today.

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