Love and luck for newlyweds

YOUNGSTOWN — Whether it was by design or by coincidence, couples who chose Saturday, 7/7/07, as their wedding date were hoping their special day would provide an auspicious start to the lives they would be sharing.

As they would on any warm weather Saturday, a   steady stream of wedding parties flocked to Mill Creek Park’s Fellows Riverside Gardens to have their pictures taken where roses, begonias, hostas and marigolds were blooming. This date falls only once a century and, coincidentally, in 2007, it fell on a Saturday, which is a popular wedding day.

Among those getting married in an outdoor ceremony in warm and sunny weather in the Kidston Pavilion at the gardens were David Kyser, 22, and Bridget McBride, 21, both of Salem, who had been dating for almost five years.

“I just thought we need to have 7-7-7. It’s a lucky number, and I thought that would be kind of neat, and then, the closer it got, we realized that it was a really big deal,” Kyser said. “I hope   it brings a happy marriage and our lives are fulfilled.”

For more about the weddings, see Sunday's Vindicator and

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