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Leap day wedding: Alberta couple getting hitched today

Emily Murray and Jared Szuch are getting married today in Rocky Mountain House, but today will be extra special for them as they are marrying on Leap Day, a once in four year occurrence.

They say they'll celebrate their anniversary really big every four years

Jared Szuch and Emily Murray got engaged on Nov. 9, 2018, at the Lake Louise Ski Resort on the first official day of the ski season. (Submitted by Emily Murray)

There's no cold feet today for Emily Murray and Jared Szuch on the day of their wedding, despite the possibility of some snow showers.

She's from Rocky Mountain House, where they're getting married today, he's from Calgary. They say they've waited five years for this day, and feel nothing but excitement.

The fact that their wedding happens to land on Feb. 29 during a leap year is just another layer that makes the day special. 

The couple says they love snow so they wanted a winter wedding, and the fact that it landed on leap day was merely coincidence. (Belle La Vie Photography)

It was Murray's mom who pointed out to the couple their big day was actually leap day. 

"I was like, 'Oh, wow,'" she said on The Homestretch.

"We decided that, yup, it's a leap year and that's what we're going to do."

The couple, who love snowy weather, got engaged at the Lake Louise Ski Resort on Nov. 9, 2018, on the first official day of the ski season.

It was merely coincidence that the once in four years date coincided with their nuptials, which they had always planned to have during wintertime.

To make it weirder, they have a family member in British Columbia who is also getting married today. 

Friends and family of the couple have joked that they'll only need to celebrate their anniversary every four years.

"Saving a little bit of money is always a good thing," said Szuch, going along with it. 

Their actual plan is to embrace the uniqueness of the date of their anniversary and do something special.

"We decided that on all the other years we will probably just celebrate on the Feb. 28, but every four years we're going to go on a big trip," said Szuch.

With files from The Homestretch

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