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image Scott Schmidt and Brandi Adams stand together as Judge Mack Dow officiates their wedding and mother of the bride Rita Adams takes photos at the Gordon R. Hall Courthouse Wednesday. Several couples chose to get married on the date 12-12-12.

December 13, 2012
Couples flock to tie the knot on 12-12-12

It was almost noon on Wednesday when Brandi and Scott Schmidt exchanged vows and said, “I do,” but their wedding date was significant to them beyond the obvious reasons.

The couple had specifically chosen to tie the knot on Dec. 12, 2012 — or, more concisely, 12-12-12.

“I’m very big into numbers and this is the last triple-digit day we’ll get for a hundred years,” said Brandi. “We were just lucky enough to get noon — we didn’t pick noon, but we got it.”

Although the newlyweds live in Tremonton, Brandi’s family is from Tooele County so the couple chose to get married at the Tooele County Courthouse — and they weren’t the only ones.

Philip and Elena Dunn, of Tooele, were also married by Judge Mack Dow Wednesday. Philip said the date would be an easy one to remember, and Elena Dunn said the couple did not want to wait until the next auspicious date came around to get married.

“It was either Wednesday or 11-12-13, and we didn’t want to wait that long,” she said. “It just felt right in our hearts.”

Outside of the courtroom, six couples were married by Tooele County Clerk Marilyn Gillette, according to Gillette.

“Usually if we do three in a week, that’s a lot,” she said. “Most of them had called and made a reservation — one or two just showed up and one canceled — so it made for a busy day.”

Two babies were born at Mountain West Medical Center, as well, on Wednesday. According to the hospital, both deliveries were induced.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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