The Q Train Kept Their Relationship on Track

Two weeks before Melissa Leigh Hochman of Brooklyn met Dr. Alexander William Peters of Manhattan in January 2017, their train ...
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Finding Love Across the Hall

Chris Wiggins moved to Manhattan with two friends in 2013 after they graduated from the University of Central Florida in ...
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Always a Bride and Groom, Now Together as a Married Couple

Mr. Pasqualone agreed. “The biggest thing that has brought us together has been the concept of family,” he said, choking ...
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Two Eagles Take Flight in Washington

“We talked about investing in youth, the Jesuit tradition of giving back, and the loss of his older sister,” a ...
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They Finally Got Their ‘Happily Ever After’

On a summer evening in a previous century, Garrett Foster, then 27, summoned up his courage and entered a gay ...
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After a Tragic Beginning, a ‘Happily Ever After’

Date No. 2 took a while. But at the bar at the Baccarat Hotel in late April, Ms. Katz decided ...
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A Commitment to Nonprofits, and to Each Other

In 2014, Derek Owens and Chelsea Segal randomly sat next to each other at the orientation session for their two-year ...
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A Night of Noshing Leads to Love on the Fast Track

Mosheh David Oinounou and Alexandra Lauren Sall were shushed a few times as they whispered nonstop during a hefty lineup ...
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Feeling a Vibe From the Get-Go

A little shark-bait subterfuge was necessary, Chris James judged, to get Anthony Gavranic into exactly the right spot for a ...
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Sixty Guests at a ‘Six-Word’ Wedding

The entire world, it seemed, knew that Taylor Hollenkamp had received a marriage proposal.It was written about in The New ...
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‘The Hot Doctor’ Finds a Life Partner Close to Home

It took him nine months. But on a rainy morning in March 2016, in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia, the ...
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Slow and Steady to the Altar

Connor May originally planned to propose to Kaitlin Brown, his girlfriend of three years at the time, after they had ...
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They Had Some Experience With Wedding Planning

In August 2019, Anna Freimuth, the daughter of Matthew Freimuth, was unofficially wed to one of her stuffed animals, a ...
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The Life-Changing Trip to the Principal’s Office

Mason McDowell went to a Wichita, Kan., job fair in March 2020 expecting his hands to get sweaty and his ...
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She Said Yes. Twice.

Damon Holick could hardly believe it when his mother called in April of 2021 to say she thought she saw ...
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After 20 Years, ‘We Never Stopped Being Married’

“I think at first we thought it wasn’t going to stick, especially when Trump became president in 2016, and then ...
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No In-Law Jokes for These Two

Alexis Joondeph-Breidbart let Ryan Linden know before their first date that if he wanted to win her over, he should ...
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‘The Heart That Keeps Us Together’

In 2011, Eddie Rosenbaum had just returned to his hometown Cleveland from a year in Rio de Janeiro, when he ...
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Promising to Love, Honor and Remain Quirky

Six weeks after Dr. Lauren Grossman and Glenn Kramon were introduced by mutual friends via email in November 2015, they ...
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These Scientists Took the Illogical Route

Emily Bick was in New York, visiting her parents over the winter holidays in 2014, when the online dating service ...
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When a First Date Becomes a Family Reunion

Matthew Hayes was immediately attracted to Anne Muscarella when they first matched on the dating app Bumble in February 2018 ...
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A Romance Bloomed Behind the Cameras

Having a long, dark, Burt Reynolds-style mustache can be a blessing or a curse, depending on the circumstances. For Sean ...
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After Strict Protocols, an Unconventional Relationship

Just as was likely true of the diplomatic event at which Hillary Liepa and Dwight Lin met, in November 2013 ...
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The ‘Long-Overdue’ Wedding

Stephen Klein recalled answering his phone on May 27, 2002, and being told that his mother was taken to a ...
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Changing Their Minds About Marriage

“My next thought was, Oh, this is a date, because we had been flirting,” she said. “He had also paid ...
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Judge John Hodgman on Wedding Traditions

Brandon writes: My fiancée, Ashley, is against wedding traditions like the garter toss and particularly the “cake smash,” where bride ...
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A Perfect Moment For a Private Proposal (With a Drone)

Dr. Olivia Janssen was clear that she did not want a public proposal. So when Andrew Perra got down on ...
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The One-Night Stand That Went on Forever

It was supposed to be just a one-night stand. Instead, Karina Lopez, 33, and Curtis Rogers, 35, have been together ...
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From Fast Friends to Suddenly in Love

Despite now undertaking a doctoral degree in psychology at Pepperdine University, Mr. Song, 26, continued to land D.J. gigs. In ...
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A Happy Union for a Couple Who Skipped Their First Date

John Zey was 50 years old when he asked Avis Ranney permission to date her 46-year-old daughter, Kris Ranney, in ...
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A Dynamic Duo, on and Off the Stage

It was through music, not movement, that Julie Benko and Jason Yeager first introduced themselves as a married couple to ...
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Overcoming Disability and Finding Love

As a child, Kevin Brousard loved the surf vibe of his hometown San Clemente, Calif., where his family lived for ...
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Her Prescription for Love? ‘Divine Organization’

Though Dr. Jennifer Berman devoted her life to urology and studying women’s sexual health, she made room for “divine organization.” ...
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This Season’s Wedding Crashers: Cicadas

The bride and groom were in the middle of exchanging vows when something landed on David Levi’s head. “I particularly ...
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A Good Kind of Upstaging

It’s usually rare that anyone upstages Stephen S. Miller, or Mama Rose as he’s known in some corners of the ...
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When a Two-Week Stay Becomes a Permanent Move

Samuel Parker gave Madeline Hollander a piece of jewelry before they had gone on even a single date. It was ...
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A Perfect Match Written In the Stars

With so little to do in April 2020, Danielle Lavey and Drew Feldman quickly learned they had easy banter. That ...
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When a Good First Impression Lingers

When Christine Sun and Michael Hurwitz first encountered each other, at a party hosted by the University of Virginia business ...
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A Spiritual Meeting in the Sand and a Wedding There, Too

On the morning of April 24, Emily Arnold and Youssef Ait-Khouya walked over the dunes at Coral Pink Sand Dunes ...
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Waiting for That Defining Moment

Jaeyeon Janice Park and Dr. Joseph Jisoo Hong began dating shortly after meeting on the dating app Hinge in December ...
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Two Notes a Day While the Doctor’s Away

Deborah Rachel Reich got a preview of Dr. Matthew Michael Levitsky’s hectic schedule in June 2019 when she asked if ...
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A Funny Thing Happened While Researching Algorithms

While he opened the safe, she did. “I’m reading the entire Wiki on mayflies on the couch,” she said. On ...
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When the Only Sure Descriptor of Jewelry Is Love

The shift toward personalized rings actually began before the pandemic, especially among millennials and Generation Z couples. But lockdowns and ...
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They Grew Apart, Then Became Close Again

In Unhitched, couples tell the stories of their relationships, from romance to vows to divorce to life afterward.Trent and Denise ...
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Falling in Love With Another Model Was Never the Plan

Not everybody who signs up for dating sites is looking to date. Amanda Lauren, a Playboy and Maxim model, joined ...
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A Clear Connection Leads to Marriage

Elizabeth Conway and Kyle Manley were brought together in an old-fashioned sort of way.Theirs was not a relationship born of ...
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The Mystery Text That Sparked a Romance

If it were not for Christian Zavala’s spontaneity and bravery, he and John Berno would not have met. The two ...
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Both Played Their Cards Right and Now They’re Married

On the last day of Raquel Smith’s freshman year of high school, in 2006, she found herself on a card ...
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A Wedding in Hawaii for Sade’s Son

The soundtrack of Emily Margaret Shakeshaft’s childhood became a means of comfort and grounding as she grew older. One of ...
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Love Letter: The Benefits of Childhood Friends

We all remember our first childhood friend. The one you were always excited to see. The one who made every ...
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He Said (I Do), She Said (I Do)

When Nick Cugini received a Facebook friend request from Stacey Chen, he was intrigued, and a little amused.The two, who ...
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United by a Deep Connection to Brooklyn

Michelle Lorenzutti and David Alperin began dating in 2019, but in some ways their love story started much earlier, when ...
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The Proposal Was Real, the Medical Emergency Not So Much

If the April 16 ruse Michael T. Matthews concocted to convince his girlfriend, Amy Marshall, that she would have to ...
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His Song Got Her Attention

Mary Alexandra Kougeas Crowley perked up her ears when Justin Warren Douds sang “I’m just a bachelor. I’m looking for ...
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Side by Side at Work, and Now in Life

Bria Schirripa can easily rattle off many of Michael Buccarelli’s admirable qualities.“He’s extremely loyal, very family-oriented and has a really ...
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First a ‘Third Wheel,’ Then a Couple

When asked what they believed brought them together in December 2017, Dr. Christine Gruessner and Przemyslaw Grabowski each offered an ...
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How Do You Want Your Wedding to Smell?

Talia Brown Thall, a Toronto-based stylist and personal shopper, had plenty of support when she decided to scentscape her February ...
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San Francisco Makes Home of Lesbian Couple a Landmark

The home of the first same-sex couple to legally marry in California will become a historical landmark, the San Francisco ...
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The Pandemic Pod That Became Permanent

Deborah Breisblatt and Jeremy Lizt met on the Jewish dating app JSwipe in January 2020, when pandemic pods were not ...
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A Love of Sea Monsters Was the First Clue

Two friends and a sea monster brought Caitlin Kiernan and Kenny Kaplan together. These were not your average friends, nor ...
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A Pact to Go to the Prom Leads to a Walk Down the Aisle

Amy Katherine Larko and Blake Falanga, best friends since seventh grade, made a pact in 2011, the beginning of senior ...
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After a Few Years, a Change of Heart Leads to a Wedding

From there, they built a platonic relationship that lasted for a few years. They privately knew that some romantic feelings ...
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A 2-Minute Gap and Then a Return ‘I Love You’

Alexandra Ossa and Alexander Wong went on their first trip as a couple in January 2017 on a drive to ...
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When Love and Politics Mix

Emorie Broemel, a senior director of government relations at ViacomCBS, never imagined she would meet her future husband at the ...
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A Marriage That Started With a Search for Justice

Mr. Dixon is a project manager at Raw Development, a construction company based in Los Angeles. He graduated from Stockton ...
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This Mother Strives to Change the World, One Hug at a Time

It all started with one mom and one hug. This mom was Sara Cunningham, who lives in Oklahoma City and ...
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From Best Friends to Platonic Spouses

Historically, marriage was an economic proposition, but it has shifted over time to a choice representing an all-consuming relationship, said ...
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Finding Love and All Its Quirks, Even If 2,654 Miles Away

During the ceremony, Mr. Harris read a number of emails from friends, “filling the space with the wishes of our ...
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Love Letter: Befriending the UPS Man Kept Her Sane

Some have found that making new friends during the pandemic is as easy as opening the front door.Danielle Festino, the ...
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At the Final Curtain Call, a Proposal

When Christopher Jones met Marissa Follo Perry at a bus stop, his infatuation with her was immediate. It was a ...
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Why Did the Couple Marry 4 Times in 37 Days?

In Taiwan, one of the few places in the world to offer marriage leave to couples heading to the altar, ...
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Brides Still Want Their Dresses and Designers Are Designing

New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week, held virtually April 6-8, proved that weddings, no matter how small or nontraditional, will ...
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A Year Later, So Many Adjustments in the Dress Industry

Before Covid hit, Christine Callahan and Samantha Brody, the founders of Ella & Oak, a company that focuses on bridal ...
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A High School Reunion for Two

After a long absence from the dating scene, Courtneye Barrett made her presence felt three years ago on Bumble, when ...
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Weddings: Believe It. They Met in Person.

Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff and Ian McCann consider the two weeks spent quarantining in a freezing recreational vehicle in Canada last ...
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This Designer Wants to Bring Back the Joy of Playing Dress Up

The coronavirus disrupted much of the bridal fashion industry, driving down sales and forcing designers to showcase their collections virtually ...
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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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