12-12-12 Dream Wedding Comes True After Wedding Venue Closes - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

12-12-12 Dream Wedding Comes True After Wedding Venue Closes

Sharon Brown and David Harrison tied the knot on 12-12-12



    Two days after a wedding venue abruptly closed putting Sharon Brown and David Harrison's wedding in jeopardy the couple tied the knot thanks to an outpouring of community support. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012)

    Two days after a North Texas bride thought her big wedding day would never happen is celebrating on 12-12-12.

    A community came to her rescue after the wedding venue she picked closed without notice.

    For Sharon Brown, 12-12-12 will go down as the day her dream wedding came true.

    "This is the happiest day of my life," said Brown, preparing for her big day.

    12-12-12 Brings Wedding Rush to Justices of the Peace

    [DFW] 12-12-12 Brings Wedding Rush to Justices of the Peace
    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.
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012)

    However, just 48 hours ago, it seemed like it wouldn't happen. Sharon got devastating news that her venue,Cappella Court Gardens, had closed without warning and left her in limbo.

    "It's a really weird to experience. Your happiest day, as well as the worst day of your life in the same week," said Brown. "It was devastating for the past few days my stomach is still upset. Although I am happy, there's still some apprehension there."

    "We will never forget what happened to us, we'll never forget all the pain, we'll never forget, you know? If we hadn't been told we would have showed up at Cappella Court [gardens] on Tuesday for rehearsal," said groom David Harrison.

    In Garland, the police department told NBC 5 they are now investigaing a felony theft complaint against the company, with the amount ranging between $1,500 to $20,000. The Attorney General's office is also urging all couples impacted to file a complaint with their office through their web site.

    The set-back is not taking away from a day that happens once in a lifetime. 12-12-12 marks the end of numerical repetitions in this century, but for this couple, it's the beginning of a new life together.