Real Weddings: Bernard Lee and Mark Miller
Bernard Lee & Mark Miller
Date of Wedding: October 10, 2010 (aka 10/10/10)
Dating Since: October 5, 2001
Location of Ceremony and Reception: James J Hill Reference Library, St. Paul
Photography: Rogue Photography and Bellagala
Bernard and Mark took special care to choose the perfect date for their wedding: 10-10-10. The date was close to the anniversary of their first date, and they knew it would be easy to remember. But, most importantly, the number 10-10-10 in Chinese culture symbolizes “a state or condition that everything is (and hopefully will be) perfect.” As the winners of Lavender’s Win a Wedding Contest, the duo was able to have their dream wedding and continue to plan their future together. Bernard notes that winning the contest “actually helped us in our ultimate goal of adopting children, and in less than two years, we now have two little baby boys in our home.” With the growth of such a beautiful family, it seems like Bernard and Mark really have reached a state of perfection.