A Final Celebration of Their Life Together

Her dress, borrowed from a colleague at CVS, was almost an afterthought. “She had said earlier in the year, ‘I ...
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The Disruption of Weddings, Then and Now

Deany Keith was 16 and living with her family in Corning, N.Y., when her brother, Preston Douglas Powers, a soldier ...
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Relationship Podcasts Reveal the Truth About Marriage

Gambling, infidelity, moving away from a shared religious faith. These topics, once hidden behind closed doors, are now discussed openly ...
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The Key to Successful Pandemic Parenting? Take Care of Yourself, Too.

Last November, Lance Gross, an actor known for his roles on various Tyler Perry productions including “Tyler Perry’s House of ...
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Weddings: A Big Texas Wedding With a First Kiss

Anthony Smith, a pastor at Houston’s Tabernacle of Meeting Church, performed the ceremony preceded by a demonstration of biblical humility ...
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The Lockdown Gave My Parents a Honeymoon Do-Over

This March, as the world marked one full year of the pandemic, my mother and stepfather celebrated their second go ...
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Weddings: They Met During Ramadan

Eventually Saman Akhtar had to know what Mohammed Islam was thinking. “I actually directly asked him: Do you like me? ...
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Christiana Barkley Marries a Man Who Isn’t a Sports Fan

Ms. Barkley provided a hint. “She had mentioned to me that she saw someone on TV propose with a Ring ...
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Weddings: Christiana Barkley Marries a Man Who Isn’t a Sports Fan

Ms. Barkley provided a hint. “She had mentioned to me that she saw someone on TV propose with a Ring ...
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Weddings: How to Walk Down the Aisle Alone

It took just 60 seconds for Meghan Markle to forever alter the trajectory of brides.Ms. Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, ...
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Tony Hawk and Family Hit the Open Road During Quarantine

In early July, Tony Hawk and Catherine Goodman, rounded up their six children, Riley Hawk, 28, Spencer Hawk, 21, Miles ...
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A Very Hoya Engagement

Ashley Singleton and Nathan Arrowsmith took a photograph together within minutes of meeting each other in 2017. The image doesn’t ...
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When They Knew, They Knew. And Nothing Else Mattered.

On Cinco de Mayo in 2019, Candace Brisco went out with a group of friends. Later that night, she couldn’t ...
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Romance Blossomed. A Home Garden Bloomed.

In the years leading up to 2019, Lane Harris watched the landscape around her home in Ithaca, N.Y., become overgrown ...
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Finding Common Ground and Love in Harlem

Ms. Hunt’s transition from publicist to D.J. was a slow metamorphosis. She grew up in Chesapeake, Va., and graduated from ...
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The New Registry: Needs Versus Wants

“We added a number of things we originally didn’t think we’d need; a fancy weed eater, an extendable ladder, lawn ...
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‘She’s My Friend, but I Really Want to Kiss Her Now’

On Feb. 14, Ms. Smith and Mr. Aspiazu returned to the park to marry. Ms. Smith, in a backless yellow ...
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Despite the Texas Winter Storm, Weddings Went On

Battered already by a year of coronavirus devastation and postponements, couples in Texas who had hopes of marrying in mid-February ...
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Winning Her Over With Easy Conversation and Home-Cooked Meals

In 2014, shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Shannon Leon moved to Washington and rented a room in ...
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A Marriage Built on Compromise Grows Deeper During the Pandemic

When Lesley Friedsam took a three-week boating excursion to Antarctica in 2003, it was planned months in advance. Peter Damisch ...
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Weddings Are Coming

Since reopening last summer, the Breakers has hosted weddings with an average guest count of 50 to 100; its largest ...
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This Valentine’s Day, Take Love Lessons From the Astronauts

Humor and perspective were similarly useful below the water. “We’d say things like, ‘Life sucks, but at least the ocean’s ...
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How to Have a Wow Wedding for Two

As weddings are moving away from big bashes to small-scale affairs because of the coronavirus, couples are embracing the fact ...
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Is Valentine’s Day Canceled?

This year, even those who typically go all out on Valentine’s Day are reconsidering it. Caitlin Kiernan, 50, and Kenny ...
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Health and Wellness Gifts for Couples

Every January we collectively set intentions to become better versions of ourselves. With the desire to refresh, reset and renew ...
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Jinkx Monsoon RuPaul’s Drag Race marries Michael Abbott

By the time they checked out, his four-string rendition of the theme to “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” had ...
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A Librarian and a Listener Wed

In fall 2019, Portia Carryer was mourning the loss of her beloved dog, a German shepherd named Rilke. That’s when ...
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Weddings: After a Few Dates, They Traveled to the Other Side of the World

Imagine this: In the wee hours one morning, during a vacation in Southeast Asia, you set off with a guide ...
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Weddings: A Data-Driven Courtship

The spreadsheet that Nicole Alison Woon and Jeffrey Ryan Chheng use to record the restaurants they’ve patronized in Seattle, nearly ...
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Love Letter: Can a Strained Marriage Survive Confinement?

For some married couples, the stress of quarantine and trying to create normalcy in confined spaces have led to bubbling ...
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Bride and Groom, Side by Side in a Preschool Photo

Alexandra Levy Olsman and Zachary Isaac Frankel lived across Rittenhouse Square from each other at a young age and went ...
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A Well-Planned Date That Sealed the Deal and Inspired an App

The 14 guests who sent screen shots of negative Covid tests to Jordan Scott and Nick Gash before their New ...
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After a Few Dates, They Traveled to the Other Side of the World

Imagine this: In the wee hours one morning, during a vacation in Southeast Asia, you set off with a guide ...
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Side by Side in a Preschool Photo

Alexandra Levy Olsman and Zachary Isaac Frankel lived across Rittenhouse Square from each other at a young age and went ...
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A Data-Driven Courtship

The spreadsheet that Nicole Alison Woon and Jeffrey Ryan Chheng use to record the restaurants they’ve patronized in Seattle, nearly ...
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Speed Swiping Right to a Warm, Winning Smile

Rachel Jennifer Heyman did some quick-fire swiping on the Tinder dating app at her apartment in Manhattan one Saturday evening ...
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A Very Long Engagement Runs Its Course

Dinesh Desai moved to Silicon Valley in 2008 to take a job at a start-up. He met Claire Umeda on ...
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A Surprising Instant Connection

When Rohini Pragasam and Chris Walton met for a first date in April 2018 at a Japanese restaurant in Manhattan, ...
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Finding Their Second Wind

For Dr. Mariann Channell and Benson Woo, life is good.“We have thoroughly been enjoying each other’s company,” said Dr. Channell, ...
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How Couples Made Their Wedding Meaningful and Safe in a Pandemic

By now it’s clear that the fairy-tale, white-horse-and-carriage, glass slipper extravaganza is not happening anytime soon. And it shouldn’t. Covidly ...
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The Road to This Wedding Was Paved With Theft, Lies, Tears, Other Marriages — and Forgiveness

“Hal is one of the sweetest, most caring people I’ve ever met,” Ms. Root said, “and I really knew how ...
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A Path to Sobriety Leads Back to the One He Always Loved

“Hal is one of the sweetest, most caring people I’ve ever met,” Ms. Root said, “and I really knew how ...
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How to Get Married Alone

Erica Ingraham had her eye on Adam Koster from the moment they started working together in 2015 in the town ...
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Before They Wed, They Dated in Bahia, Dublin, Bangkok, Cape Town and Tulum

In September 2016, Renate Hartman attended the Association for Women’s Rights in Development International Forum conference in Bahia, Brazil. Also ...
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How to Get Married in a Hurry

Darien Monk doesn’t wish a broken espresso machine on anybody, but once upon a time she wouldn’t have minded if ...
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These Grooms Bonded Over Faith and Football

One Monday in 2014, Christopher Justin Hanson sat down for a job interview at the headquarters of Covington & Burling, ...
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They Got Married by the Sea

At around 5 a.m. one day in the fall of 2016, Olivia Alexandra Barket received an unexpected knock on the ...
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They Met in a Car Pool, Now They’re Married

In the early days of their relationship, Kayla McCulley and Matthew Spencer created a book club — for two.“We both ...
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5 Tech Tools That Can Enhance Your Wedding Day

Over the summer, Lucas Robinson sat on his couch in Los Angeles, popped on a pair of virtual reality glasses ...
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‘The Other Half of My Soul’: Widows of Covid-19 Bond Over Sudden Loss

Jennifer Law and her husband, Matthew, at their wedding in 2008. He died of the virus in November. Some feel unacknowledged, ...
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Saye Yabandeh Jeffrey Neal Say I Dos with Richard Branson

“He said, ‘don’t worry about bringing a lot of clothes, people don’t really care about getting dressed up here,’” she ...
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The Champagne Toast Takes on Extra Special Meaning

“People can be animals,” she said. We’d never had the talk about the birds and the bees, unlike my boyfriend, ...
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Dating Without Alcohol

Spaces for Sober SinglesAfter eliminating alcohol from their lives, some sober individuals exclusively date nondrinkers.Outside traditional dating apps, are online ...
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4 Ways to Ring in the New Year at Home

Few will miss saying goodbye to 2020, though most people will be celebrating the start of a new, and hopefully, ...
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The Start of a New Chapter in Their Favorite Bookstore

If Stephanie Williams didn’t know she was going to marry LaMarr Coles III after their first phone call, she sensed ...
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First a Trial Run, Then the Real Thing

It took Chelsea Graham and Matthew Kocurek four years to to get to their first date.The couple, who met through ...
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Sometimes a Broken Laptop Can Be a Good Thing

Ugene Bynum knew he might not be able to fix Stacy Prather’s broken laptop, but when she and her godmother ...
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5 Ways to Ring in the New Year at Home

Few will miss saying goodbye to 2020, though most people will be celebrating the start of a new, and hopefully, ...
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The Classical Concert That Changed Their Lives

Carrie Sun and Christopher Cerrone met on April 20, 2018 in Manhattan after a classical music concert held at St ...
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They Passed the Ikea Test

Even the most loving couples can struggle to put together a simple Ikea bookshelf without arguments and acrimony. But Amy ...
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A Return to California Leads to Romance

Pearl Losoya and David Velasco appeared on each other’s radars as far back as middle school in Union City, Calif., ...
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Another Effect of Covid: Thousands of Double Proxy Weddings

Randy Nuñez and Sasha Nuñez-Carvalho were married in October while he was quarantined with the coronavirus in San Diego and ...
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That New York Vibe and a Life in San Diego

At the beginning of their sophomore year, he met her friend Jen Buchholz, who was also learning CPR in preparation ...
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They Had Given Up on Love

When Luke Rivett spotted Sunney Kohlhoss on March 1, 2019 at the Well, a bar in Los Angeles, both had ...
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Sparks Fly on Virtual Dates, but Not So Much in Real Life

Ms. Oud also notes the importance of proximity when dating. With video, there is no established distance. “If I gently ...
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In Times Newsletter, a Six-Word Proposal

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.When ...
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The Wedding I Thought Would Never Happen

I was at my gynecologist’s office. “At 39, I’m scared I’ll never get married or have kids,” I told him.“Think ...
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The Wedding I Never Thought Would Happen

I was at my gynecologist’s office. “At 39, I’m scared I’ll never get married or have kids,” I told him.“Think ...
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Outdoor Winter Wedding Hacks

Usually when temperatures drop, couples hold their wedding indoors, away from the cold. But with social-distancing requirements and restrictions on ...
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$15,000 Fine After Secret Hasidic Wedding Draws Thousands of Guests

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered to celebrate a wedding inside a cavernous hall in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood earlier this month, ...
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How to Double Your Kids in One Minute

Aliza Aber and Jonathan Browning had a marathon of a first date.After connecting on OkCupid in March 2017, they met ...
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Weddings: Walking Down the Automotive Aisle

Mary Kate Vollmer and Evan Sloan didn’t intend to cause a ruckus with their Nov. 2 wedding in the automotive ...
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Overcoming Cancer, Postponements and a Hurricane

A hurricane ruined Yoelvis Valdez’s plans to propose to Anabel Santeliz. And their wedding was first postponed because of a ...
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Weddings: She Married the Priest

Unforgettable. That’s the word that brought the worlds of Kaitlyn Folmer and Jonathan Morris back into the same orbit after ...
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They Met in Touchy-Feely 101 at Stanford

Irene Fan Yuan came right out and told Colin Armand Evran that what he was wearing — an oversize, worn ...
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A Second Look at the Nerdy Guy Carrying a Helmet

Ron Jacobson recalled the moment when he knew he would marry Sarah Miller, whom he met through the dating app ...
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He Put the Boston Marathon Pic in His Profile. It Worked.

Billy Pitman, a relative newcomer to online dating, posted a picture of himself on his Hinge profile in 2017 that ...
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These Lawyers Found Their Way to Marriage

Thais Prazeres de Almeida was dating someone else when she and Scott Nielson met at the Church of Jesus Christ ...
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Weddings: A Blue Moon Marriage for Two Goth Romantics

On Halloween night, under a blue moon, Vivienne Vermuth and Jason Perkins, both dressed in black, were married after a ...
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A College Crush From Afar Gets Real Two Decades Later

When Annette Blum recognized Michael Pearson on Bumble in 2016, she reacted in a way that only a tech company ...
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After a Coronavirus Diagnosis, a Quick Wedding

Drs. Sarah Y. Siu and David X. Yang were on what they call their “negative-fifth date” when they first broached ...
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How to Give Guests an Active Role in Your Virtual Wedding

As couples continue to look for ways to move forward with their wedding plans during the coronavirus pandemic, guests are ...
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Wedding Vendors Find Profits in the Backyard

During the March coronavirus lockdown, Melissa Fahlstrom, the owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery, a Plattsburg, Mo., business that specializes in ...
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Love Letter: Losing Sleep Over Late-Night Dates

For many, the thought of having a personal chef whip up a Michelin-worthy meal in your home sounds like a ...
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Neither Thought They’d Marry Again. Then They Spent a Pandemic Together.

By the time Luis Solis met Hailey Nicole Terrell last December, he had been divorced for 10 years and had ...
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A Kiss in 1998. A Date in 2007. A Wedding in 2020.

After seeing Jennifer Miles in a bikini in 1998 while mowing her father’s lawn on Lake Wawasee in Indiana, 15-year-old ...
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A Long-Distance Romance Comes Full Circle

When Mitchel Aaron Scott and Evelyn Ruth Danforth were first introduced in January 2011 at a dorm party their junior ...
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There Was No Deleting His Dating Profile

When Cleo Samuel came across Tony Ryals’s profile on eHarmony in September 2018, she liked it so much that she ...
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How to Grow an International Relationship (While Preserving International Relations)

In early March, Liana Elizabeth Cramer and Samuel Leonard Aronson traveled to a remote lodge in South Africa. Shortly after ...
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How to Serve Your Guests Safely at Your Reception

Words we never get tired of hearing at weddings are often open bar and buffet. But thanks to the coronavirus ...
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Learn the Etiquette of Virtual Weddings

With weddings this year being delayed, downsized or split into two — video ceremony now, party next year — many ...
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Spirits of Grandfathers Past

Grouse Creek, Utah, is about as off the beaten path as a town can be. To access this sleepy community, ...
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A West Wing First Date

More than three years after they met, Sean Christian Casey finally asked Elaine Gabrielle Joseph on a first date.The pair ...
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On-Again, Off-Again, but a Cabdriver Knew They’d Get Married

Sarah Beverly Koatz and Stuart Hopkins Winchester had no idea where their relationship was going in March 2013, but the ...
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From Melbourne to New York, Oceans Couldn’t Keep Them Apart

As rain pelted the London streets, Stephanie Hains and Christian Nilsson were scaling an iron gate at 2 a.m. The ...
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A Nice Riff on Love

In early October, Priscilla Maria Page and Glenn Steven Siegel watched the jazz saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase lead a band outdoors, ...
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Suddenly, These Law Clerks Were More Than Just Colleagues

Shampa Panda and Christopher Bryant both were law clerks in the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., when they first met, ...
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At First He Ghosted, Then They Became a Couple

In July 2018, Dr. Samyukta Mullangi, now 31 and a first-year hematology-oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in ...
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Prepping Your Pet for a Walk Down the Aisle? Hire a Concierge

On her way to the wedding at Holiday Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Manvel, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2018, Madison ...
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Forging Through ‘the Chaos of Life’ Together

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, ...
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