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Bloomington Couple Weds on December 12, 2012 At 12:12 P.M.

At least one couple in Monroe County waited until Wednesday to get married, in order to take advantage of the numerical significance of the day. It’s an opportunity which won’t come for another 89 years.

Steven and Amaraji Lewis exchanged rings Wednesday, but not until 12 minutes after noon. In other words, December 12, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.

“I got married on this date because she said she wanted to get married on this date,” Steven Lewis says.

“It’s a special date it’s not going to repeat itself for many, many years to come so I figured it’s going to be one of a kind,” Amaraji Lewis says.

Amaraji’s parents weren’t able to be there, but City Clerk Regina Moore helped hook up the young couple and Amaraji’s parents who are in England via technology.

“We’ve done several weddings where a family member couldn’t be present and we’ve used technology,” she says. “They Skyped them in and I think that there really grateful for the ability to be there by spirit.”

Officials say the Lewis wedding was one of eight in Monroe County on 12-12-12.

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