Love in the air: Couples around the world wedded on 12.12.12 (PHOTOS)

by Chi Ibe

On the day your BlackBerry must have been clogged with broadcasts reminding you of how special 12.12.12 is and how your lucky to live to see it, many couples took advantage of the ‘awesomeness’ of the date to celebrate their love by exchanging vows on that day.

Many believe that wedding on that day would guarantee a lifetime of happiness.

From Hong Kong, Manilla, Las Vegas to New York, photos are rich in love and culture.

Enjoy.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia Not only are they getting married on a unique date, they're doing it inside a train alongside a dozen other couples! A bride gives her husband a quick kiss after the two celebrate their nuptials in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

 

New York City If getting married on 12/12/12 guarantees a lifetime of happiness, these couples don't mind standing in line for a little bit before getting a chance to say "I do" at the busy City Clerk's office in New York City.

 

New York City There are a dozen reasons to save this particular date! A bride dressed in white waits with her future husband at the crowded City Clerk's office in New York City, where dozens of other couples get ready to tie the knot on Dec. 12, 2012.
Hong Kong Not willing to miss out on the 12/12/12 wedding boom taking place across the globe, a newly married couple passes by happy friends and relatives after celebrating their wedding day on Dec. 12, 2012.

 

Yogyakarta, Indonesia As brides and grooms across the world prepare to head toward the altar, a group of soon-to-be couples wait patiently as they travel to their own mass wedding ceremony in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 12/12/12.
Manila, Philippines Here's one for the record books! A local official marries 250 couples at a shopping mall in Manila, Philippines.
Las Vegas It's unlikely that these couples will ever forget their 12-12-12 wedding anniversary, but just in case they need help remembering, the famous Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas is selling commemorative T-shirts to mark the special occasion.

 

Las Vegas Has there ever been a better time for a Vegas wedding? Couples flock to the Little Chapel of the Flowers to celebrate the happiest day of their lives on Dec. 12, 2012.

 

Hong Kong Here come the brides! A dozen couples pose at one crowded wedding altar for a wedding ceremony to remember in Hong Kong.

 

Bulgaria This couple is celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime day on a once-in-a-lifetime date! A pair of lovebirds in Bulgaria dance on a car as they make their way toward their wedding ceremony on Dec. 12, 2012. More than 100 couples in Bulgaria chose to celebrate the special day by exchanging vows of matrimony.

 

Moscow, Russia Bundling up in an enormous fur coat, a beaming blond bride can hardly contain her excitement as she and her new husband are congratulated while leaving a registry office in Moscow on Dec. 12, 2012. Hundreds of couples in Russia chose 12/12/12 for their wedding day, hoping the date is a sign of good fortune.

 

New York City They're taking their love to the Big Apple! What better place to say "I do" than in the middle of Times Square, one of the busiest places in the world?
Yogyakarta, Indonesia For these couples, 12/12/12 is a special day for more reasons than one! Brides and grooms in Yogyakarta, Indonesia stand dressed to the nines as they prepare to take part in a mass wedding ceremony on Dec. 12, 2012.
Cologne, Germany Doves, heart-shaped balloons, confetti -- it doesn't get more romantic than this! A newlywed couple gets a proper sendoff after exchanging vows in Cologne, Germany on Dec. 12, 2012. Many believe the strange repeating calendar date will guarantee good luck.

 

Cologne, Germany Doves, heart-shaped balloons, confetti -- it doesn't get more romantic than this! A newlywed couple gets a proper sendoff after exchanging vows in Cologne, Germany on Dec. 12, 2012. Many believe the strange repeating calendar date will guarantee good luck.

 

San Francisco Couples flocked to City Hall in San Francisco, California to mark the momentous day! 12/12/12 marks the last triple date for almost a century, until Jan. 1, 2101 hits.
Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas! Jacqueline Plysier and Dominique Vilay of Paris, France kiss under the glittering Vegas sign after getting maried on 12/12/12. But it looks like they weren't the only ones with the great idea!

 

Hong Kong Can you hear those wedding bells ringing? It's 12/12/12 -- a day on the calendar that only comes around once every one hundred years -- and to mark the momentous date couples all around the world are racing down the aisle to celebrate a wedding day they won't soon forget. From mass ceremonies in Hong Kong (seen here) to blushing brides in Times Square, see who all is tying the knot on this special day

 

Photos Courtesy: NY Daily News

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