A wedding planned for a lucky day: 7/7/07 | PostIndependent.com

A wedding planned for a lucky day: 7/7/07

Samantha PalGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Post Independent/Kara K. Pearson

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Seven is a good number.It’s the number of spots on a common ladybug. The number of wonders of the ancient world. The number of virtues, and, let’s not forget sins. It’s the day God rested, and it’s a song by Prince.It’s what a lot of people call a lucky number. BetUS.com even posted odds for likely scenarios on 7/7/07 (July 7, 2007), what many hope will be their luckiest day. The odds of finding the love of your life are 77-to-1.Lucky for her, Piper Ward had already found hers by July 7, so she married him. She and Travis Ward got married at Sunlight Mountain Saturday, where her mother was married 25 years ago.

“We started thinking we wanted to get married in the summer, and I thought seven-seven-0-seven would be cool,” Piper said. “I looked at the calendar and saw it was on a Saturday and I thought it would be perfect.”Lucky sevens, lucky marriage, Piper thought.And did she pick the date so it would be ingrained in her husband’s head forever?”Yeah, for sure,” Piper said. “That is one thing we thought of. I won’t ever have to worry about him forgetting … he’d better not!”Travis is what Piper describes as an easy-going, mild-tempered guy.

“I kinda have a temper sometimes, and he is able to be so calm,” Piper said. “I love that about him. He thinks about stuff before he does it.”Travis likes to carry all her bags for her while she shops, and take her camping in the mountains.”She’s really easy to get along with,” Travis said, as Piper chimes in a feisty “yeah right.”The two met three years ago, when Travis invited Piper to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July in their hometown of Gypsum.

Piper said sparks flew on that Fourth. They have been together ever since. Piper gave birth to their son, Braiden, the ring-bearer, 18 months ago, and now she is six months pregnant.”We actually planned the wedding before we planned the baby,” Piper said.And with a small family already in the making, what more could a girl ask for on her lucky day?Contact Samantha Pal: 384-9105, spal@postindependent.com

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