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Local Couple Ties the Knot as Part of National Trend on 11/12/13


David's Bridal reported more than 3,000 couples will share the same anniversary, and one local couple is part of that trend.

USA Today reported this year's numbers show an increase of nearly 800 percent compared to the 370 who tied the knot on the same day last year.

We all know the traditional saying.

"The luck, 'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," Newlywed Haley Hansen said.

Those blue tights and bright, pink heels are worn by the new Mrs. Hansen.

"I actually proposed with a Ring Pop," Justin Hansen said. "That was the actual proposal. Of course she said 'yes,'"

Justin and Haley met eight months ago and were engaged five months later. It may seem like a quick turnaround for their simple idea of love.

"One day I saw a picture of her, and I thought she was gorgeous," Justin Hansen said. "Ever since then, we've been together."

The Hansens said they picked the date 11/12/13 to get married on because they think it's lucky.

"I wanted it to be on a memorable date that people would remember," Haley Hansen said. "Next year, it'll (the next sequential date) be 12/13/14, but that's too close to my birthday. It had to be this year."

More than 3,000 married on 11/12/13, according to David's Bridal. The report also said the sequential pattern is popular for couples they love dates that have patterns.

Mrs. Hansen isn't an exception.

"She just loves the whole numeric lining up," Megan Gangetzloff, Haley's cousin and Maid of Honor, said. "She thinks it's good luck. It works for them. It works for me."

For the Hansens, planning for this date, which falls on a Tuesday, had their family and friends gathering on an nontraditional day of the week.

"I wish it would have happened on a weekend," Nadean and Todd Kuehl, Haley's parents, said. "It would have been nicer."

But its the timeless emotion that has their families hoping for their happiness and everlasting love in their future as they walk down the isle.

"I don't consider it being stuck," Justin Hansen said. "I'm lucky."

The next big sequential date does come next year as 12/13/14, and bridal shops anticipate big numbers because it falls on a Saturday. However, after that, it won't come again in this lifetime.


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