NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Weddings are special everyday, but on October 10, 2010, Sujel Fernandez and Juan Rodriguez of Washington Heights found perfection.
“She picked the date, and I agreed. He can never forget our anniversary, never. Yes, Yes,” the couple said.
The couple tied the knot in a traditional Catholic ceremony. She’s a 33-year-old hospital administrator. He’s a 36-year-old NYPD officer who remembered an old wives’ tale, just for the day.
“Back on October 10, 1910, there was a man who regained his hearing that night at 10:10 at night, and every night after that, at 10:10 at night, he would tap his ear for good luck, so it’s a beautiful thing,” he said.
Saint Rose of Lima Church in Washington Heights hosted another bride walking down the same aisle later in the afternoon. These were just two of the more than 31,000 ceremonies scheduled for 10/10/10, according to “Brides Magazine.”
In Las Vegas, couples gambled on the lucky date. Entertainer Donny Osmond even hosted ten couples tying the knot.
In South Korea, close to 7,000 couples joined together in a mass ceremony.
Back in Brooklyn, Moe Massoud wanted a wedding date that would be considered lucky and numerical. “Believe it or not, years and years ago, I always hoped this would be the day,” he said.
But it’s not just about luck. North Carolina couple Mark and Amanda Moore married at 10:10 a.m. The groom said, for him, it was just about an anniversary date that’s easy to remember.
Sunday morning services at most churches kept many couples from tying the knot at 10 a.m.
There are just two more lucky number dates left: 11/11/11, and 12/12/12. Then that’s it until the year 3,000.