Tag: Weddings and Engagements

Real Estate Mogul Taunts Ex-Wife With 42-Foot-Tall Photo of New One

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] They measure 24 feet wide and 42 feet high, which makes them taller than a telephone pole but three feet shorter than the letters in the Hollywood sign. The two photographs, according to the […]

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Wedding album: Real Wedding-Day Looks From Our Couples

A custom bridal jumpsuit. Two matching, dazzling dinner jackets. A nontraditional marigold gown. The men and women featured in our wedding announcements wore wedding outfits that told many stories. Here is a selection of photographs from their weddings, with details on where they purchased their outfits and why. ImageNicholas Hovsepian […]

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Fighting for Judaism in the Jewish State

Thanks to the rabbinate’s stranglehold on marriage, approximately one out of every eight Jewish Israeli couples each year choose to marry outside of Israel. (Cyprus is the typical destination of choice.) Tens of thousands more have foregone marriage altogether. More than 425,000 immigrants to Israel — primarily from the former Soviet Union, where Judaism was […]

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Vows: His Dating Profile Listed Reasons Not to Date Him. She Was Intrigued.

Joseph Schneier posted his profile on OkCupid in 2016, but admits that he wasn’t really looking for love back then. “I wasn’t sure of my gender. I was very androgynous,” said Mr. Schneier, a 40-year-old technology entrepreneur who also wasn’t sure he wanted to start dating again. “I put up the most depressing profile.” Mr. […]

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Modern Love: Taking Marriage Class at Guantánamo

Until I was 35, the most significant relationship I’d had as an adult was with an iguana. It wasn’t easy to meet anyone where I was for all of my 20s and nearly half of my 30s, at the prison camp at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. After I arrived, I was put […]

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He’s Supposed to Marry a Japanese Princess. Just Don’t Call Him Her Fiancé.

TOKYO — Ordinarily, Fordham University Law School in New York does not publicize an incoming student who is about to matriculate. But Kei Komuro is no ordinary student. He is the fiancé of Princess Mako, the eldest grandchild of Japan’s Emperor Akihito, head of the world’s oldest monarchy. Or is he? On Thursday, in response […]

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Tech Fix: The Benefits (and Limits) of Using Tech to Plan a Wedding

This may sound unromantic, but before the internet era, wedding planning was a lot like car shopping. To find a place to get married, you had to read print ads with limited information designed to lure you in for a visit and pressure you into, well, committing. Nowadays, you can be more informed with the […]

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Larnaka Dispatch: With Weddings in Cyprus, Israelis and Lebanese Bridge a Divide

LARNAKA, Cyprus — They eat falafel, live on the Mediterranean and worry that a new war could erupt across the hostile border that separates them. But many Israelis and Lebanese share something else: a desire to circumvent their respective religious authorities when getting married. In both Lebanon and Israel, only religious leaders can perform marriages, […]

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Vows: Side by Side and No Finish Line in Sight for Alexi Pappas

During a rap concert on the Dartmouth campus in October 2009, Alexi Pappas, dressed in a full-body leotard and sitting in the front row, was called on stage to dance. Ms. Pappas, then a sophomore on the school’s cross-country team and a member of the Dog Day Players, an on-campus improvisational theater group, accepted the […]

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A Tinder Moment, a Gift From OkCupid and a Bumble Officiant

Before their wedding last November at a seaside resort outside Ogunquit, Me., Farah and Michael Walsh were finalizing their guest list. Of the 200 people on their A-list of invitees, one name stood out: OkCupid. The couple met on the online dating platform four years ago. They went on their first date at a bar […]

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For the State-of-the-Art Wedding Feast, ‘Look Is Everything’

All the tasting-menu options that Susan Shek and Noah Sexton have sampled for their August wedding are delicious, but they want food that makes a visual statement. They’re leaning toward caviar on a buckwheat blini that bears no resemblance to a blini; it’s a squat little tower made of reconfigured blini ingredients. The caterer has […]

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A Dream Wedding on a Budget

Resourcefulness is key. “If somebody wants an all-peony bouquet and peonies are not in season, that can cost $400,” Ms. Goldblatt said. “We’ll tell a bride, put some seasonal flowers in and one or two peonies. None of your guests are going to go, ‘Only one peony? What a sucky wedding.’” Anastasia Stevenson, a.k.a. the […]

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I Married a Millennial. I Married a Gen Xer. Now What?

The couple’s differing approaches to social media couldn’t have been more obvious than when Mr. Wickham refused to change his relationship status on Facebook. Ms. London wanted him to switch from “single” to “in a relationship,” but Mr. Wickham didn’t think it was important. He resisted until they tied the knot in 2017. That’s when […]

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Colorado, Once Called the ‘Hate State,’ Grapples With Cake Baker Decision

Now, he said, “it’s not really an issue,” and people want to vote for the candidate “who is going to do something about traffic.” On Monday, when the Supreme Court justices handed down their decision in the cake case, they kept it narrow, ruling in favor of Mr. Phillips on the grounds that the state’s […]

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