Couples Exchange Vows On Leap Day

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

About a dozen couples tied the knot at the Sedgwick County Courthouse on leap day, including Tommas and Delesa Canary.

The couple were engaged eight years ago but waited two consecutive leap years to tie the knot.

"It's been a long journey but she's put up with me this long, so, figured I'd ask her again and she said yes and here we are," said Tommas.

It was the bride's idea to choose leap day to make it official.

"It's been eight years, so, I think it's been about over due, about time," said Delesa. "We figured we'd go ahead and get it done. We picked this special day, leap day."

The newlyweds joined 11 other couples who tied the knot at the courthouse on leap day.

"It's always a fun part of being a judge because what we do a lot of the times in the courtroom is not necessarily as fun," said Judge Warren Wilbert. "Obviously doing weddings at the end of the day is a very nice and enjoyable part of our responsibilities."

We asked one final question to the groom - will having a leap year wedding help to remember the date?

"If I happen to forget the anniversary, which won't happen, there's a day of clearance there," said Tommas.

But his wife quickly added, "We're still going to celebrate every year, maybe twice."

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