Martha Shulman, Robert Israel

Martha Rose Shulman and Robert Alan Israel were married Jan. 5 at their home in Los Angeles. The bride’s sister, Melodie Bryant, who was ordained through the American Marriage Ministries, officiated. Ms. Shulman, 68, is the daughter of the late Carol R. Shulman and the late writer Max Shulman, who lived in Westport, Conn. The…

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Stephanie Formas, Stephen Carter

Stephanie Cristina Formas and Stephen Thomas Carter were married Dec. 31. Jenny A. Durkan, who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated at the Brake and Clutch Warehouse, an events space in Dallas. Ms. Formas, 32, is the chief of staff for Ms. Durkan, who is the mayor of Seattle. The bride graduated…

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Elizabeth Rothman, Lee Taglin

Elizabeth Emery Rothman and Lee Miller Taglin were married Dec. 31 at the home of the bride’s parents in Los Angeles. Oona L. Curley, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The couple met during a musical theater workshop while at Brown, from which both graduated. Ms.…

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Maura Whang, Deegan McClung

Maura Carey Whang and Deegan Ross McClung were married Jan. 5 at the Marigny Opera House, an arts and events space in New Orleans. Paola J. Martinez, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Ms. Whang, 36, is a candidate for a master’s degree in historic preservation…

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GraceAnn Caramico, Alfonse Muglia

GraceAnn Caramico and Alfonse Robert Muglia were married Jan. 5. The Rev. David C. Santos performed the ceremony at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, N.J., where he is the associate pastor. The couple met while studying at Georgetown, from which each received a law degree. Mrs. Muglia, 27, is an…

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Elizabeth Dean, Erin Marie Randall

Elizabeth Moira Dean and Erin Marie Randall were married Jan. 5 at Weber’s Boutique Hotel in Ann Arbor, Mich. Stacey Swickerath, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Ms. Dean (left), 30, is a web administrator at the University of Michigan School of Education in Ann Arbor. She graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and received…

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Mini-Vows: A Bold Question Precedes the Proposal

Elizabeth Patricia Frei and Benjamin Franklin Duchek were married Dec. 31. The Rev. William H. Gurnee III officiated at St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, a Roman Catholic church in Washington, where he is the pastor. Mrs. Duchek, 30, is a special assistant to the assistant secretary for strategy, planning, analysis and risk at the Department…

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The Extravagant Life of Hector Xtravaganza

Famous New Yorkers usually fall into one of two categories. The largest group is people known primarily for what they do: titans of industry, artists, athletes. A smaller group is made up of people who simply are, like heiresses (often the progeny of doers) or scenesters. That’s what Hector Xtravaganza was. Despite being ubiquitous on…

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