Weddings and Engagements

With ‘Only One to Choose From,’ a Great Choice

Their wedding, first planned for New Year’s Day 2022, was postponed because of the Omicron variant. They were married April 9 in front of 72 guests on the rooftop of Flannery Exchange, an office building and events venue in downtown Palm Springs, with the San Jacinto Mountains as a backdrop. Tony Bradford, a minister of […]

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Saying Goodbye to the Plain White Wedding Gown

Elizabeth Arasevi had no intention to follow custom when it came to choosing a wedding dress. “Any bride wants to feel their most beautiful on their wedding day, and stuffing myself into a sugary sweet white dress for the sake of tradition was not an option for me,” said Ms. Arasevi, a 36-year-old auditor who […]

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How Married ‘Bachelor’ Couples Make It Work. Yes, Some Are Still Together.

In the latest season of “The Bachelor,” Clayton Echard, the show’s 26th lead, said after a late-night rendezvous with a hopeful suitress, “If I ever need validation to know that this process works, I’m seeing it unfold before me.” But according to the numbers, perhaps unsurprisingly, that “process” — a weeks-long mass courtship in front […]

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Theirs Was a Hollywood Beginning

On the night of the Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2017, James Pearse Connelly was nominated for outstanding production design for his work on two shows: “Bill Nye Saves the World” and “The Voice.” He did not win for either. But Walter Wachter likes to say that Mr. Connelly ultimately won something better. It was […]

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United by Sorrow, They Forged a Joyful Future

Around that time, Mr. Winick had begun to write a blog called “30 Days of Mindfulness.” After drafting entries, he would send them to Ms. Vance for editing before he posted them. The blog became the basis for his second book, “The Plausible Path to the New Possibility,” self-published in February 2017, and a motivational […]

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The New Weddings in India’s South: ‘Expect Some Magic’

A small group of friends and family gathered under a yellow canopy by a small pool, but the main audience was really the cameras: This was content for the wedding highlight video. Dr. Pfizer danced her way to the poolside to a band of live drummers that led the way. She danced more and posed […]

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‘The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

Kelsey Reynolds and Kamah Asha Wilson call themselves “hopeful romantics.” “We are a lesbian-queer, interracial, progressively Christian couple in the Deep South, from conservative families. The intersectional and circumstantial odds were stacked against us,” said Mx. Reynolds, who is nonbinary and uses gender-neutral courtesy titles and pronouns. Ms. Wilson was facing an internal battle that […]

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