From the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel to mass wedding ceremonies in China, thousands tied the knot yesterday.
It happened here, too, in Salisbury Township in a simple ceremony attended by about 50 people at one of the oldest churches in Lehigh County.
At 12 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2012, Kerianne Williams and Broc Pollinger were married at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury.
"We are finally married--- it was wonderful, exciting and quite an emotional ceremony filled with sappy tears," Williams-Pollinger wrote in an e-mail to Patch after the wedding.
Like thousands of couples around the world, they chose the auspicious date to get married for its uniqueness and their belief the numbers will bring them good luck.
"We wanted it to be memorable for our friends and family because they have been waiting for us to finally get married. They all say they knew it would always happen," Williams-Pollinger wrote.
The day was even more special for Williams-Pollinger, who grew up in Salisbury and is the fifth generation in her family to be married in the historic church that dates back to 1759. Her parents, Jeffrey and Shelly Williams, and twin brothers, Stephen and Ryan, still reside in Salisbury.
The couple, who have been together for eight years, met on a blind date at a Salisbury High School dance. They graduated high school in 2007, she from Salisbury and he from Parkland. They attended Lehigh Carbon Community College and graduated from DeSales University.
The couple work at KidsPeace in Orefield and recently bought their first house in in Albrightsville, Carbon County.