Tulsa Couple Say 'I Do' At 11 A.M. On 11/11/11


Friday, November 11th 2011, 7:29 pm
By: Emory Bryan


A lot of people seemed to be waiting for Friday - when the calendar turned over to the 11th day of November in 2011.

It comes once every 100 years – and it's a day to remember for one couple. 

People wrote to tell us about birthdays and anniversaries today, and one wedding. The bride walked in at 11 minutes after the hour of 11 o'clock.

Kori and Zac Jones chose each other first - then chose this date, and this moment, to get married. The bride and groom say it's not much more than a coincidence that came up when they were trying to pick the day.

"'How about on the 11th of November,' and so it just so happened it was 11/11/11," Zac said. "Nothing was open because it's a popular day, so we chose 11 a.m. and the place was open, so here we are."  That "place" was The Broadway in downtown Tulsa.

Actually - it's just the groom who says that. A good friend of the couple, Austin Chadwick, says a regular day wouldn't do for these two.

"We expected nothing less, when they said it's a Friday, November 11th, 2011, at 11 o'clock in the morning, we all said that sounds great," Chadwick said.

The timing of the service was perfect, and there were a few of those moments that make weddings fun - like the runaway flower girl. Then there were the vows written by the groom that he had a hard time delivering through all the tears.

But the wedding in The Broadway was beautiful; there was a kiss at the end, and everyone was happy.

Now back to why they picked Friday, November 11, 2011.

"His old football number was 11, I think that's secretly why he picked it," said bride Kori Jones.

The groom once played for the Tulsa Talons. Maybe it was that No. 11, or maybe he just wanted a memorable date.

"When I said 11-11, she said ‘you should never forget it,' and I've heard people forget their anniversary, so hopefully this will help me remember," said groom Zac Jones.

There were lots of marriages around the country on 11/11/11, and they're not all football players, so it must just be one of those numbers that people like.