Christina Mandreucci, Robert Noel

Christina Marie Mandreucci and Robert Deane Noel Jr. were married Dec. 28 at the Ashford Estate, an events space in Allentown, N.J. The Rev. John M. O’Sullivan, a Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The bride, 28, is the press secretary for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s…

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Shannon Kahlden, Christopher Westerlind

Shannon Renee Kahlden and Christopher Roger Westerlind were married Dec. 27 at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. Crawford Mayfield, a Universal Life minister, officiated, incorporating Christian traditions. On July 18, the couple is to have a religious ceremony at Karlstad Cathedral in Karlstad, Sweden. Ms. Kahlden, 26, is a law clerk at Cravath,…

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Jessica Hopfield, James Cleary

Jessica Hopfield and James Francis Cleary Jr. were married Dec. 23 at San Francisco City Hall. The Rev. Timothy Mills, a nondenominational minister, officiated. The couple each received an M.B.A. from Harvard, she with high distinction. Ms. Hopfield, 55, is an independent health care strategist now based in Boston, but starting in January she is…

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Falling Head Over Heels in Yoga Class

Colette Laurel Coleman and David John Davoli were married Dec. 23 at the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse, N.Y. Brian F. DeJoseph, an associate justice of the appellate division, fourth department, officiated. The bride, 38, is a writer and the director of business development at Zinc Learning Labs, an education technology company in New York.…

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It’s Called ‘Plant-Based,’ Look It Up

The terms “vegan” and “plant-based” are often used interchangeably, but there’s a growing effort to define just what it means to follow a plant-based lifestyle. According to Brian Wendel, the founder of the “plant-based living” website Forks Over Knives, going plant-based is “for people who are very enthusiastic about the health angle” of eating mainly…

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