By Kristine Sorensen

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Today’s date is 12-12-12 and it will be the last time in almost a century that this will happen again, where all three numbers in the date repeat.

One local couple decided to take advantage of the special date to get married and the ceremony was even held at 12:12 p.m.

Brian Allen and Amy Johnston were meant to be from the moment they eyed each other in a restaurant six years ago.

“She walked in the door, I was sitting with my friends. When she walked in, I said, that’s the kind of girl I could marry right there,” Brian said.

“I have to admit I thought same thing. I know it sounds a little corny, but it was love at first sight,” Amy said.

They’re a cute couple and family. Their new baby – C.J.- and Brian’s son, Dakota, were all together at the courthouse today.

So why 12-12-12?

“We’ll never have this opportunity again. So, it seemed like a good day to take advantage of that opportunity,” Amy said.

It was Amy’s idea, but they think alike.

“I thought it was a once in lifetime chance, Liked everything about it and be less likely to forget it,” Brian said said.

Judge Donetta Ambrose was thrilled to preside over the ceremony.

She already knew Brian and Amy because they work in the courthouse. Amy is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division, and Brian is a Deputy U.S. Marshal at the courthouse.

With a countdown, the ceremony started at 12:12 p.m. with colleagues, friends and family gathering for the civil service.

The vows were followed by the exchange of rings. As Amy struggled to hold back tears, the two became one on 12-12-11, which will be a wedding date to remember.


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