Coronavirus and Weddings: Take It Seriously

Jo Ellen Chism, 57, a retiree who lives in The Woodlands, Texas, about an hour outside Houston, was nervous about attending her stepson’s wedding on June 20. “They were going to postpone it, but then the Catholic church decided they would open and would have up to 75 people,” she said. “75 people seemed like…

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Love Letter: Making Room for More Love (and Sheep)

Living in a picturesque farmhouse on many acres of land may sound like a dream to some. But many couples who live and work on fully functioning farms know it’s anything but glamorous. Tending to the day-to-day demands of a farm, including caring for several different animals, can take a toll on any relationship. In…

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Their Very Own Loving Story

Before Renee Newman Knake and Wallace B. Jefferson, both lawyers, became romantically involved, they met at various work events. The first time was when Mr. Jefferson delivered a commencement address in 2011 at Michigan State University College of Law, where Ms. Knake was then a law professor, though it wasn’t until years later that she…

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The ‘Right Time’ Came a Decade Later

She was from Maine and he was from California, but when Zmira Zilkha and Ward Wolff were both admitted in 2005 to Middlebury College in Vermont, a friend that he knew from high school and that she knew from summers in Prouts Neck, Maine, made sure that the two connected. “We happened to be put…

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A Perfect Spot for Running, or Proposing

Jennifer Lauren Soffen and Harrison Douglas Marks got to know each other walking, running and biking along New York City’s waterfront paths, especially by the Hudson River. “One of our favorite walks is along the West Side Highway,” said Mr. Marks, who was introduced to Ms. Soffen in 2018 through mutual friends. A few months…

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A Romance Blooms in Nebraska

Robert Voelte and Ian Rose call themselves an intergenerational, intercultural, interracial gay couple standing in the center of a blue dot in the middle of a red state. That state is Nebraska, where they met in August 2008 on Mr. Rose’s first day as a vocal music teacher at the Omaha elementary school where Mr.…

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‘How Lucky We Are to Have Found Each Other.’

For a couple who met in a choir, Oliver Cacananta has a perfect description of the partnership between himself and Danny Wan. “We harmonize,” said Mr. Cacananta (left). The two married on July 17 in an online service officiated by Homyrah Alocozy, a deputy marriage commissioner for Alameda County in California. Mr. Wan’s mother, Jane…

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Romance Around the Great Lakes

Three of the Great Lakes came into play during Adam Schlicht and Aaron Jefferson Tindall’s relationship — their first date was next to Lake Erie in Cleveland, they were married along the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee and they went on a honeymoon in Bayfield, Wis., steps from Lake Superior. “He has a really…

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A Page-Turner of a Proposal

After three dates with Philip Stiller, Kerry Ederer knew her search, virtual or otherwise, was over. Ms. Ederer, 35, a morning news anchor for “Good Day Wake Up,” on Fox 5 News in New York, said she stayed awake many nights “virtually looking everywhere in search of my Prince Charming.” In March 2019, she found…

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Livestream Your Wedding Like a Pro

A smartphone with a strong internet connection is the only tool you really need to livestream a wedding to your friends and family. But if you want to heighten your production quality, and pull off a memorable livestream for your digital guests, you’ll need some extra gadgets. To help livestream their May 16 wedding in…

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