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10-10-10 big draw at wedding chapels

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Churches, banquet halls and other wedding venues across the country were extra busy yesterday as couples seeking a perfect 10 rushed to tie the knot on a once-in-a-century milestone: Oct. 10, 2010.

In Las Vegas, long a destination for weddings, one marriage-license bureau extended its hours from 6 p.m. to midnight to accommodate the crush. Hotels and churches on New Hampshire's Atlantic Coast were booked long before Oct. 10.

Wedding-related businesses said the day was perhaps the most sought-after wedding date since July 7, 2007, when the lucky 07-07-07 marked the calendar. Some 10-10-10 couples even chose to take their vows at 10 a.m.

One pastor in Nevada married 30 couples at various venues yesterday, including one couple aboard a helicopter hovering 1,000 feet above the Strip's bright glow.

"This is kind of a neat way to spend my retirement years. It keeps me in good health and keeps my mind alert," the Rev. Jim Hamilton of Henderson's Sunrise Community Church told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Renee Fletcher, hostess at the Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel, said it staged more than 40 weddings yesterday.

Megan Powell, a 26-year-old who married a nightclub and restaurant operator, said her Las Vegas wedding was "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get married on 10/10/10."

"That day will never happen again," she added.

Her new husband, Scott Frost, called it "fun" that "we'll have something unusual in common with a big chunk of people. We'll have a much greater probability of running into couples with the same anniversary."

Tamara Tom, 28, of Fairfield, Calif., was following a tradition when she married Robert Harper at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. The couple said they will celebrate 10 years of being together on Dec. 10.

"We thought it would be fun to have all 10s as our anniversary," Tom told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

At the Antique Angel Wedding Chapel in Reno, owner Beverly Van Dusseldorp said all dates with multiple similar numbers bring out more newlyweds, but especially yesterday's.

"It's just like Valentine's Day," she said. "It's a magic day."

Btw, did anyone play the lottery yesterday?

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Oct 11 @ 9:30PM  
Hey straddle!!! How's about we go for 10-12-10 ..... it's too late to get to Vegas tonight!! Since you're all single now and stuff....

I did see on the news about all those weddings... More power to them! lol

Oct 11 @ 9:33PM  
Hey straddle!!! How's about we go for 10-12-10 ..... it's too late to get to Vegas tonight!! Since you're all single now

Okay, me and my private jet will pick you up here within the next 3 hours. Be ready for Vegas, baby!

Oct 11 @ 9:37PM  
Be ready for Vegas, baby!

I'm ready for everything!!!!!!!

Oct 11 @ 9:38PM  
Hey can I be a witness ??? I wanna go to vegas too

Oct 11 @ 9:46PM  
I'm ready for everything!!!!!!!
Got your wedding gown all picked out?

Hey can I be a witness ??? I wanna go to vegas too
Sure, the more the better!

Oct 11 @ 9:49PM  
Whooooo Hooooo Road Trip ... or Airplane Trip !!

(somehow that just doesn't have the right ring to it does it ??)

Oct 11 @ 10:07PM  
"a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get married on 10/10/10."

Hmmm... wonder if they did things like that back in 10/10/1010??


Oct 11 @ 10:14PM  
A local couple had their baby at 10:10 a.m. on 10/10/10, no it wasn't cesarean it just happened that the baby was born at that time! Pretty cool huh?

Oct 11 @ 10:17PM  
A local couple had their baby at 10:10 a.m. on 10/10/10, no it wasn't cesarean it just happened that the baby was born at that time! Pretty cool huh?
That is pretty cool!

Oct 11 @ 10:41PM  
I must have been high when i got married, but i wasn't in a helicopter i'm glad thats over

Oct 11 @ 11:12PM  
Looks like the little idiot ran my views up just now.

Oct 12 @ 12:55AM  
I just thought of something weird. Lola had 10 puppies on 10/10/10. Had not even thught of that until now.

Oct 12 @ 9:45AM  
I had a friend point out to me today that there are 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays this year in October. She said she read somewhere that happens every 800 years or so.

Just a little something to think about.

btw....I wanna be a witness too....I wanna go to Vegas and have some fun!

Oct 12 @ 11:46AM  
heck with them my b day will be 11-11-11 next year

Oct 12 @ 12:02PM  
Boy...there is alot of info coming out of this blog! I had my birthday on 10/10/10...and thanks for the birthday wishes you kids sent me on Pinks blog!...also, the bar my birthday party ended up at had a wedding group there. I thought, who gets married on a Sunday? I guess that was a big deal. Lola with ten pups?! and then the 5 fridays etc...what else????

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10-10-10 big draw at wedding chapels