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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Lucky in Love

Seven is considered a lucky number so when the calendar rolled three sevens on a summer Saturday, couples all across the country planned to tie the knot on 7/7/07. The Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel in Coeur d'Alene has seen the beginnings of thousands of unions in their eight decades in business. Across the street from the Kootenai County Courthouse, where clerks work on Saturdays, the Hitching Post is the busiest wedding chapel in Coeur d'Alene, the city with a heart. Coeur d'Alene is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the Northwest, as much for the honeymoon scenic beauty as for the simplicity of getting a marriage license. In Idaho, couples 18 and over need no witnesses or blood tests and there's no waiting period.
But on July 7, 2007 there was a wait to get into the Hitching Post. One couple stood under the shade of an old oak tree on the courthouse lawn to take their vows, while other wedding parties waited across the street for their turn to get hitched. Cupid was working overtime.

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