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Lovelock celebrates Valentine’s Day with wedding ceremony, weekend activities



LOVELOCK, Nev.It’s eternal—love that is, and even more so when it’s locked at Lovers Lock Plaza in Lovelock, Nev., home to the nation’s only love-locking “eternal” chain.  This Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 10 – 14, 2011, lovers are invited to travel to Lovelock for a wedding and vow renewal ceremony followed by love-locking to commemorate their love and the 5th anniversary of Lovers Lock Plaza.  Since its inception in 2006, lovers from around the globe have come to Lovelock to symbolically bind their love as part of an age old Chinese custom revised into Nevada tradition.

Lovelock’s “Lock Your Love” tradition is borrowed from China, where for decades lovers have placed a lock on 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.

Lovers are invited to join in this special Christian-based ceremony to tie the knot or renew their vows 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.  Participation in the ceremony is free.

Prior to the Monday ceremony Lovelock hosts a variety of activities including the Lovers Aloft Balloon Races, wine tastings, art exhibits, an ice cream social, poker walk and more. The balloon races, a Lovelock annual tradition, brings together more than 20 hot air balloons for a variety of competitions each morning.

For more information on Lovers Lock Plaza or Lovelock and a complete schedule of events visit online at www.LoversLock.com.

Lovers Lock Plaza is located in the heart of Lovelock adjacent to the Pershing County Courthouse. The peaceful location in the heart of town is easily accessible several blocks north of Interstate 80 and just 93 miles northeast of Reno, Nev.  Businesses in the community support the love-locking tradition by selling locks that can also be engraved locally with lovers’ names or a special message.  Lovers are encouraged to bring their own locks as a way to personalize the experience.

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