JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - 10/11/12 is a date some would consider significant because of the number sequence, and a Region 8 couple picked it as the date they wanted to tie the knot.
Raeann Ford of Jonesboro said she and her fiance Justin Hooton of Trumann chose 10/11/12 over 12/12/12.
"I really liked them both, and he said we couldn't do them during duck hunting season," she said.
"Duck season starts November the 17th. I believe and it spans out until the end of January," Justin said. "I told her the only request I had when she picked the date was as long as it wasn't in duck season."
The hairstylist from Jonesboro and the Trumann police officer said they met through mutual friends a few months ago.
"They called and had some tickets to a Cardinals game, and they asked if I would like to go, and they were going to bring a friend along (and) would that be alright with me and I told them, 'Sure,'" Justin said.
"We went and spent all day and all afternoon (together), and we've been together everyday since," Raeann said.
A small group of family and friends attended the ceremony, which began at 4:45 p.m., at West Washington Guest House Bed and Breakfast in downtown Jonesboro.
The ceremony was originally scheduled for 4 p.m.
Craighead County Quorum Court Justice Ken Stacks said he had to reschedule with Justin and Raeann because he had several weddings to perform on 10/11/12.
Raeann and Justin's wedding was number four out of five.
"Normally I don't have but two or three a week, maybe that many, and this unusual date, 10-11-12, has brought out several weddings, and it'll be easy for the grooms to remember," Justice Stacks said.
Mr. and Mrs. Hooton will go on an abbreviated honeymoon Thursday night.
"We're going to go to Tunica for the night, and then we have a cruise booked to Jamaica in May."