Couples Marry on 12-12-12

Dozens of North Texans exchange vows in Fort Worth

By Andres Gutierrez
|  Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:13 PM CDT
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The day was full for justices of the peace across North Texas as brides and grooms lined up to exchange vows on 12-12-12.

Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News

The day was full for justices of the peace across North Texas as brides and grooms lined up to exchange vows on 12-12-12.

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Hundreds of North Texas couples joined couples all over the world in marrying on Dec. 12, 2012.

More than a dozen newlyweds tied the knot at the Tarrant County Courthouse on Wednesday.

"It's my lucky number three times, so why not?" Karen Ramirez said.

She and her fiance finally exchanged vows after seven years. The lucky couple said their vows at 12:12 p.m.

Whether it's superstition or good energy, the reasons for marrying on Dec. 12 were abundant. Many said the date is easy to remember.

"It's something that I shouldn't be able to forget, so I won't forget our anniversary," Charles Kelsing said.

But the date was also something of a family affair for his new wife. Repetitive numbers and marriage run in Lindsey Kelsing's family.

Donna Carlson, her mother, married on Aug. 8, 1988, and Carlson's niece married Oct. 10, 2010. Her daughter's Dec. 12 wedding date was Carlson's idea.

A date like Wednesday's will not occur until Jan 1, 2101.

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