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Couple start their married life with an extra dose of luck on 11-11-11

Joel Carbough and Felicia Hernandez, both of Lawrence, smile for family snapshots after they just got married Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 E. 11th St. The officially tied the knot at 11:11 a.m.

Joel Carbough and Felicia Hernandez, both of Lawrence, smile for family snapshots after they just got married Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 E. 11th St. The officially tied the knot at 11:11 a.m.

November 11, 2011

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Joel Carbough, right, jumps in the air in an attempt to click his heels after he and Felicia Hernandez got married Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 E. 11th St.

Joel Carbough, right, jumps in the air in an attempt to click his heels after he and Felicia Hernandez got married Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 E. 11th St.

There’s no doubt that one Lawrence couple is lucky in love.

Felicia Hernandez and Joel Carbaugh were officially married and sealed it with a passionate kiss at 11:10 a.m. on 11/11/11. They walked out of the courtroom at 11:11 on the dot.

“Just like I planned it,” the bride said jokingly with a big smile. She showed up just in the nick of time at 11 a.m., as the groom nervously paced back and forth.

They tied the knot in the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 E. 11th St. and the Honorable Judge Sally Pokorny officiated the ceremony. She just happens to be the judge in Division 2 — or II.

Even though the court system was closed because of Veterans Day, Pokorny came in just to officiate for the couple’s big day.

“Getting married is important, and as a judge there aren’t a lot of fun things that we do and this is a fun thing to be able to do,” she said, just before the ceremony. She thought 11/11/11 was a “great idea.”

Oh, but the lucky 11s don’t stop there.

There were 11 people in attendance if you count the judge, and the groom’s sister Chasity Princivalli just happens to be ... 11. She turns 12 on Wednesday.

“It’s been fun,” she said of the special occasion.

Joel and Felicia said they’ve been friends for a couple of years, but began dating in March. When Felicia learned that Joel was going to pop the question a couple of weeks ago, she asked, “Why wait?”

He planned to ask the big question on her birthday, which was Friday, but they got married then instead.

“If I forget her birthday and our anniversary, I’m in double trouble,” he said laughing.

The couple also incorporated Veterans Day and the groom’s love for all things KU into the wedding. The colors red, white and blue were present throughout the ceremony.

Felicia said it was a nice way to pay tribute to her father, the late Jose-Maria Hernandez, who was a veteran.

The wedding went without a hitch, and the couple said they don’t really need luck.

“We know that we love each other and that’s all that really matters,” Joel said. And Felicia added, “We make our own luck.”

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RaynRavyn 2 years, 5 months ago

My husband and I got married 11-11-11, as well. :D

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the_realest_mccoy 2 years, 5 months ago

All I can say is they're gonna need all the luck they can get! ;)

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jazzttt 2 years, 5 months ago

We had a wedding yesterday in our family here in Arkansas, our daughter Char and her new husband Paul tied the knot on 11/11, it was the second for both of them, now we have our own grandson and two beautiful new granddaughters. It was at the Old Mill in North Little Rock (featured in the opening credits of gone With the Wind), a beautiful setting on a beautiful day, but we had to schedule it for 9:30 am because a lot of other couples had the same idea. However, we were having Champagne toasts with cupcakes by 11:11 AM. Congratulations to all the new couples! Ty Travis, KU '67 and proud grandpa and Vietnam Vet.

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Rae Hudspeth 2 years, 5 months ago

Whoo hoo! Bless you both.. I'm an 11/11 birthday daughter of a veteran also, Felicia, and I think your idea was fabulous! Bet no one else has such a cool wedding pic as the one in the parking lot above. Love your dress and those shoes :)

Congratulations and best wishes to you both.

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