Allesha Stevenson and Andrew Daldy, of Ballina, display Andrew’s number 10 soccer jerseys, which are some of the strange coincidences involving the number 10 and their wedding date – 10/10/10.
Allesha Stevenson and Andrew Daldy, of Ballina, display Andrew’s number 10 soccer jerseys, which are some of the strange coincidences involving the number 10 and their wedding date – 10/10/10. Marc Stapelberg

Couple is a perfect 10

ALLESHA STEVENSON and Andrew Daldy wanted their wedding day to be extra special, so they chose a special date – the 10th day of the 10th month in the year 2010 – five days from today.

What they didn’t expect was the number 10 to start popping up in random ways in the lead-up to the big day.

By yesterday morning, the Ballina couple had compiled a list of nine things they had discovered about themselves, their family, their wedding day and the number 10.

And, yes, they did find a 10th random coincidence that same morning.

Firstly, of course, Ms Stevenson and Mr Daldy chose 10/10/2010 for their wedding day.

But 10 also happens to be Mr Daldy’s lucky number and the number of his soccer jersey.

Ms Stevenson’s birthday is in October – the 10th month of the year.

Mr Daldy’s birthday is March 10.

Ms Stevenson’s father, Warren, was born on June 10.

Gypsy, the couple’s Labrador, turned one on September 10.

There are 10 people in the bridal party.

The limousine hired for the wedding day seats 10people.

Ms Stevenson’s nephew, Drew, arrived from Nowra 10 days before the wedding.

And, when Ms Stevenson called her mother, Margo, at work to tell her about the list, she discovered her 10th coincidence.

“When I rang mum I realised it was 10 o’clock,” she said. “But to top it off, mum then told me she was cleaning room number 10 at the Coast Inn.”

And then Andrew made another discovery: “I left school 10 years ago,” he declares.

Ms Stevenson counters: “And I started high school 10 years ago.”

With so many unexpected coincidences the love-struck couple is certain of one thing. “It’s just really meant to be,” Ms Stevenson said.

“It’ll be a great story for our kids. Oh, and I’d love to have 10.”

It seems Ms Stevenson and Mr Daldy aren’t the only couple to choose the memorable date.

A ring around of 10 marriage celebrants yesterday revealed that every one had a wedding booked for that day.

Only two more dates this century will be available for like-minded wedding parties – 11/11/11 and 12/12/12.



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