Tag: Weddings and Engagements

A Same-Sex Couple Changes Bachelor Nation

On the season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise” Tuesday night, two women professed their love to each other and got engaged on a beach in Mexico — no bachelor needed. “There was a lot of things that came between us, mostly myself and my own struggles,” Demi Burnett said to Kristian Haggerty, their blond hair […]

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Mississippi Event Hall Refuses to Host Interracial Wedding, Then Apologizes

Video LaKambria Welch said that a wedding venue in Booneville, Miss., would not allow her brother’s wedding to take place there because the venue doesn’t “do gay weddings or mixed race” citing its “Christian beliefs.” The owners of an event hall in northeastern Mississippi apologized on Tuesday for refusing to host a wedding for an […]

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What I Didn’t Do This Summer

So I missed the eclipse. It turned out that in early July something equally cosmic would be happening — likewise accompanied by crying, laughing, drinking and a last-minute, nail-biting weather watch — albeit something more local and hopefully far more lasting. I performed a wedding. In all, I’ve witnessed eight total solar eclipses, from 35 […]

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Falling Into Each Other’s Arms, a Step at a Time

Melissa Fernandez and Lyvan Verdecia met through social media in the spring of 2015. She was living in Harlem and had been performing for three years with Ballet Hispánico, a contemporary dance company in Manhattan. He was in Miami working as a day laborer, hopping on trucks bound for South Florida fields in need of […]

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One Minute It Was an Afghan Wedding. The Next, a Funeral for 63.

KABUL, Afghanistan — One minute, it was a wedding — nearly a thousand guests packed under one roof, a thin partition segregating them by gender. Men shimmied to a live band, women spun to a D.J. Their invitation cards read: We celebrate “with a world of hope and desire.” The next minute, a suicide bomber […]

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She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Is Nice to Animals

“Stay here and guard the castle,” I would say to my dog, Dusty, every time I left our condo. Over the years, his eyes — one blue, one brown — had become washed with gray, his sight was failing, and his hips were becoming tight. He was hardly a guard dog. When I came home, […]

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The Bride, the Groom and the Greek Sunset: A Perfect Wedding Picture

ImageFu Cihang, left, and Yao Kai posing for their pre-wedding pictures on the Greek island of Santorini.CreditLaura Boushnak for The New York Times SANTORINI, Greece — The bride wore a sparkling tiara and a flowing red wedding gown, her fifth matrimonial ensemble of the day. The groom wore a silver tuxedo and the fatigued look of […]

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An Onstage Wedding Brings a Broadway Happy Ending to Life

There’s a lot that sparkles at “The Prom” on Broadway: the sequined formal-wear costumes, the gem-studded protest-sign props, the luminous school dance decorations for the show’s finale. But all that glittered was rivaled after Saturday evening’s performance when two brides, gleaming in rose-gold sequins, exchanged marriage vows onstage. Armelle Kay Harper, a script coordinator for […]

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Tennessee Says Internet-Ordained Ministers and Marriage Don’t Mix

The house in Chattanooga, Tenn., was the perfect venue for the quiet wedding the two men were planning for August. They would hold the ceremony in the glass-clad sunroom of the house, set on two acres that backed up to the woods. They started to write their own vows. The owner of the house, the […]

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