Lucky in Love

Their first kiss was in the lobby at Caesar’s Palace and that’s where he popped the big question one year later. Afterward, Erin Winter and Dahl Hansen walked across the street to The LINQ Promenade and rode the High Roller observation wheel twice.

On Dec. 13, the couple will again board the High Roller, this time to tie the knot inside one of its 28 cabins. They’ll join thousands of other couples who are expected to get married in Vegas on the last sequential wedding date of the century – hundreds on the High Roller.

“We look forward to telling our grandchildren that we were married in Las Vegas, on the High Roller, on 12-13-14,” says Winter.

Sequential and fun number combinations are considered lucky dates for marrying in Vegas, the marriage capital of the world. The county issued more than 4,000 marriage licenses for 7-7-7 and close to 4,000 for 10-10-10.

Across Las Vegas, wedding chapels and venues are preparing for the popular wedding date. Strip hotels’ chapels including the Luxor, MGM Grand, the Cosmopolitan and Bellagio are offering 12-13-14 weddings.

Most of the city’s wedding packages have been booked for months. High Roller weddings, on the other hand, will happen on a first-come, first-serve basis for multiple couples per cabin starting at 10:11 a.m. Interested couples are expected to begin lining up as early as 8 a.m. with marriage license in hand. Ceremonies are free to brides and grooms until 12:13 p.m., and will be followed by a champagne toast and commemorative photo.

Aspiring groom Ken Johnson is putting aside his fear of heights to take the plunge with his fiancé Lori Kenney on the world’s tallest observation wheel.

“Stepladders are a problem for me,” says Johnson, “but the 550-foot tall High Roller isn’t. Go figure!”

Steve Pokorny and April Park got engaged in Orlando, Fla., but they are also tying the knot on the High Roller, which he considers “a larger than life attraction for a larger than life day,” 12-13-14.

“We really wanted to have something special,” explains Pokorny. “The last corresponding day in the century is a pretty nice way to do that.”