London, Aug 7 (ANI): A couple is set to tie the knot today, and their ceremony will coincide with a once-in-a-century date and time moment reading 12:34:56 on 07-08-09.
Katie Barfoot and Troy Peters will exchange vows as the clock passes the fifty-sixth second of the thirty-fourth minute of the twelfth hour on the seventh day of the eight-month in the ninth year of this century.
The event has had doom merchants predicting all sorts of grim outcomes, from the birth of Satan to the end of the world.
However, Barfoot of Peterborough, Cambs, and Peters are hoping that there is no truth to the rumours.
"I wanted it to be an easy date for Troy to remember our anniversary. But we realised the time and date will read 123456789. The numerical wonder will take place during our wedding," the Mirror quoted Barfoot as saying.
According to numerologist Sonia Ducie, the figures represent a new start - and could even spell the end of the recession.
"The numbers represent a full cycle. We're coming to the end of something and are ready to start afresh. The recession has been dragging on but house prices are starting to pick up, and there's hope for the economy. We're moving on," she said. (ANI)