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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- Dozens of couples rush to chapels across
the metro to tie the knot on December 12, 2012, better known as "12-12-12."
"If we don't do it today, we'd have to wait 100 years to do it again," said Tu Dao, a groom as he prepared for his wedding at the Courthouse Chapel in Downtown Oklahoma City.
Dao and his bride, Vivian Chu are just one of 30 couples who wed at the Courthouse Chapel Wednesday. The
chapel even took in some couples who walked in last minute hoping to get married on the last repetitious day of the century. Officials
at the Courthouse Chapel say this is the most weddings they have seen in a single day in 2012, even ousting Valentine's Day.
"12-12-12, you can't forget it," said Justine Elder, a bride who got married at Boulevard Chapel in Edmond.
For Elder, 12-12-12 was the day she always imagined getting married, and her husband, Clint Daily, popped the question to ensure plenty of time to plan a 12-12-12 wedding.
"Twelve is her favorite number," he explained.
Planning a mid-week wedding was not easy for Elder and Daily. The biggest challenge was securing a venue that could accommodate them on a Wednesday.
"I searched a lot of places," Elder recalls.
When she secured Boulevard Chapel, Elder's dream of a 12-12-12 wedding became a reality. Officials at Boulevard Chapel say the day as much in demand as 11-11-11 weddings last year.
With no more repetitious days left for the century, officials at both Boulevard and The Courthouse Chapel expect sequential days like 11-12-13, to be popular wedding dates.
Posted: Wednesday, December 12 2012, 10:28 PM CST
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Tornado hits OKC suburb, kicking up debris
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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A tornado kicked up debris in an Oklahoma City suburb and threatened a number of tourist attractions on historic Route 66 before growing into a larger storm that rolled across rural parts of central Oklahoma.
Television footage Sunday showed a tornado at Edmond . The storm threatened a novelty soda-pop store and a historic barn in the small town of Arcadia, then grew into a larger storm as it moved northeastward a few miles north of the Turner Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Storm Prediction Center had forecast a moderate risk of severe weather in Oklahoma and adjacent portions of Kansas and Missouri.
TV video also showed power flashes from transformers blowing out as they were hit by high winds or debris.
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