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Nearly 300 couples will marry in mass wedding right before the solar eclipse – PennLive

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Next Monday, nearly 300 couples from 22 different states are set to say “I do” during a once-in-a-lifetime event.

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8, and while many will be out and focusing their attention on the sky (wearing special glasses, hopefully) hundreds of grooms in Arkansas will be kissing their brides in a unique mass wedding.

One of the couples to participate in this celestial spectacle of a wedding is Matthew Holloway and Carlotta Cox of Knoxville, Tennessee, who will exchange vows just before darkness takes over the skies.

“Being in the path of totality during a solar eclipse is just something that there’s not an experience like it and for people that have not really experienced it. I kind of do recommend that they put it on their bucket list,” Cox said to CNN.

To Holloway and Cox, there’ll be no other feeling like it.

“When totality hits, then the cicadas come out, and then all the other animals, night animals, they’re starting to come out for a few minutes, and then the temperature drop. I don’t know how to explain the feeling that it gives you,” Cox said to CNN.

The event is set to take place at the City of Russellville Soccer Complex and is organized by one Rodney Williams.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the eclipse and a lot of couples have unique reasons for wanting to be married during that time,” Williams said to CNN.

“It’s really grown way above my original expectations. I think the emotions from seeing the eclipse take place are just going to be a synergistic effect that heightens everything and brings tears to the eyes. Seeing the smiling faces and hopefully seeing stars and just being a part of that is going to make me happy,” Williams added.

If you’re interested, there’s still time to register here, and if you’re already married, you can renew your vows.

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