Happy couple marry in Parramatta on memorable day

GRANT Duong will have no excuse to forget his wedding anniversary. 

He married his wife, Hoang Phuong Dao, on the 12/12/12 - the last triple date of the century and the perfect wedding date of the century. 

Mr Duong, 26, and Ms Dao, 26, took the next step in their relationship and said ‘‘I do’’ in a civil ceremony at the Registry Office in Parramatta on Wednesday.  

Ms Dao said she liked the idea of having her wedding on the special date.  

‘‘My father-in-law was the one who suggested the date,’’ Ms Dao said. 

‘‘December 12, 2012 is the last day of the cycle, there is no thirteenth month and a date like this won’t happen again for many years. 

‘‘We decided that we wanted our wedding anniversary to fall on this day because it’s such a memorable date.’’

Mr Duong and Ms Dao met while while they were both students at Kingsgrove North High School. 

‘‘Grant asked me out when we were in year eight but I said ‘no’ because I wasn’t ready,’’ Ms Dao said. ‘‘In year 10 he asked me out again and this time I said ‘yes’.

‘‘We have been together for over 10 years.’’

The newly wed couple are looking forward to their future together. 

‘‘We want to buy a house and then have kids,’’ Ms Dao said. 

‘‘But first of all we really want to build up Grant’s renovation business.’’

Like Mr Duong and Ms Dao, another 122 couples tied the knot at Registry Offices around the state and of those couples 27 were married in Parramatta. 

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