Lovers Lock to celebrate second anniversary with a group wedding
Calling all lovers for a second anniversary celebration in Lovelock, Nev., home to the nation's only love-locking “eternal” chain. The town will host a group wedding and vow-renewal ceremony to commemorate the second anniversary of Lovers Lock Plaza on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m.
Lovelock's “Lock Your Love” tradition is borrowed from China, where for decades lovers have placed a lock upon an “endless chain” along the Great Wall in the Yellow Mountains and elsewhere. The love-locking tradition is also alive in Italy, with lovers affixing locks to the Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Milvio and throwing the keys into the Arno and Tiber rivers.
Couples engaged, married, dating or otherwise are invited to join in this special Christian-based ceremony to tie the knot and lock their love at Lovers Lock Plaza. Couples looking to legally marry at the ceremony will need to secure a State of Nevada marriage license prior to the ceremony. Immediately after, a reception is scheduled followed by an opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride over the town, weather permitting. Balloon pilots are participating in the anniversary celebration as a precursor to the Balloon Lovers Aloft event, an annual hot air balloon festival Feb. 15-17.
Registration is required and can be made online at www.LoversLock.com or by contacting the Greater Pershing Partnership at 775-273-7213. For more information on Lovers Lock Plaza or Lovelock, visit online at www.LoversLock.com.