Twosday of Love: Coast couples tie the knot on 2/22/22
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - February is known for being a month of love, with more than two million weddings on average taking place across the U.S. each Valentine’s Day.
With a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have an unique anniversary happening this year, couples all over the world chose to tie the knot on “Twosday”, or 2/22/22. It’s a palindrome and so rare, it won’t happen again for 400 years. Read it forward or backward, it’s the same.
One of those wedding took place at the Biloxi Visitors Center, a highly popular venue for couples looking to say “I do.”
“We just got married,” exclaimed newlyweds Scharbra and Pearl Cherry.
Having a special anniversary made for an unforgettable day that they say can only bring them goodwill.
“It’s a positive number and we’re all about positivity. We just want to surround ourselves with love and light. All of our family and friends are here,” they said.
Newlyweds Charles and Bonnie Horvath also chose the special day to begin their lives together.
“We’re at the end of a long journey and we’re gonna start a new one,” said Charles.
Having a wedding anniversary that is all the same number also comes in handy, joked the bride.
“It’s easy for him to remember, 2/22,” said Bonnie with a smile.
With the official ceremony out of the way for these couples, the celebrations with their loved ones began.
“We’re gonna relax. We both work, and we both took some time off, and we’re now going to actually goof around for the next couple of days,” Charles said.
As for Pearl and Scharbra...
“(We’ll) probably get some drinks and celebrate with our friends and family,” said the happy couple.
While it’s not clear yet how South Mississippi’s numbers compared to the rest of the country’s, Las Vegas - known as a premier destination for nuptials - was set to perform a record five million wedding ceremonies on Tuesday.
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