When Coley and I got engaged in late 2008, the first question people asked us was, of course,
Have you guys set a date yet?
We got to talking about dates and initially felt that 09/09/09 would be a good date. We’re not mathematicians nor numerologists but a date like 09/09/09 just has a good ring to it. With the Indian Summers that San Francisco has, a wedding in early September would be perfect. And though neither of us are superstitious, there was the added bonus that “9″ was considered by Chinese people to be a lucky number in weddings.
Alas, 09/09/09 also fell on a Wednesday.
So, at our friend Diana’s suggestion, we looked at 10/10/10 to see if that fell on a weekend. As it turned out, that was a Sunday. Then Diana suggested something which made both our geeky ears perk up:
You could have a binary themed wedding.
Indeed we could.
The next natural step was to determine what 101010 in binary equated to in decimal. Let’s see … 2 plus 8 plus 32 …