What They Wanted

There was nothing traditional about my grandparents, other than, perhaps, my grandmother’s rabid interest in my love life.“I just want ...
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Her Mother (and His Father) Knew Best

The love story of Mina Shankar and Dr. Aditya Radhakrishnan shares a theme with many others of late: he got ...
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At a Theme Park, Falling Head Over Ferris Wheel

In amusement park parlance, Leah Koch’s world had become a merry-go-round of disappointing dates when she met Matthew Blumhardt in ...
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Following Their Hearts All the Way to the Supreme Court

Sarah Elizabeth Weiner was working as a law clerk when she matched with David Samuel Schulman, who was in business ...
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A Mutual Love of Literature Set Them on a Winding Path to Marriage

Before the end of 2017, she had relocated. Three days after her arrival, Ms. Flores was spending New Year’s Eve ...
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Passionate About Food, Culture and Each Other

Warren Braxton Luckett was working as a wholesale wine distributor when he first encountered Karinn Andrea Chavarria in April 2016, ...
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So Captivated by Each Other, They Closed Down the Bar

But after their first date, they “talked on the phone every single night, with few exceptions,” Mr. Woods said. “We ...
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At Coachella, Connecting on a Deeper Level

“I was making the biggest mistake if I didn’t try now,” he recalled thinking.Weeks later, when Dr. Yee took a ...
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With ‘Only One to Choose From,’ a Great Choice

Their wedding, first planned for New Year’s Day 2022, was postponed because of the Omicron variant. They were married April ...
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At an Extra-Credit Assignment, Romance was an Added Bonus

While Andrew D’Alton Eversden was studying abroad at the American University of Rome in the fall of 2017, one of ...
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Winning With Bingo, and Then Bringing Her the Stars

After what seemed like light years, Stephen Daniel Sullivan grabbed Alexandra Lauran Ullman Wagner’s hand in March 2018 under the ...
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Coupled by Chance, Then by Choice

He then left his apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to stay with Ms. Walsh in Harrisburg, Pa., where she was ...
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Looking for Gifts for Wedding Guests? Try a Good Book

Emily Miller always wanted her wedding to have a storybook element. For her, that did not mean a ride in ...
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At the Magic Kingdom, a ‘Magical’ Wedding

When Marissa Branch was 6, she made her first trip to Walt Disney World with her parents and grandparents. It ...
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Finding Love on a 14-Hour Layover

Despite being raised on different continents and residing in different countries, Andrea Mendoza and Victor Aguilera were not deterred from ...
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Can We Fall Out of Love?

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.In May 2020, ...
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Cannabis in Food Sickens Florida Wedding Guests, Police Say

Soon after a meal of meatballs, bread, tortellini and Caesar salad, the guests at the wedding of Andrew and Danya ...
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Morning Weddings Are on the Rise

On Saturday March 12, Bria Pugh found herself wide-awake at 4 a.m. She isn’t an early-riser, nor did she have ...
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He Had a ‘Hunch’ They’d Get Hitched

When Janelle Ashley Clark accompanied her friend Tiara Lewis to a 2007 service at the Resurrection Deliverance Church International in ...
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Starting Over as Friends Paved the Way for Lasting Romance

On their first date at a San Francisco restaurant in April 2014, enough wine flowed and sparks flew between Elizabeth ...
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After Hundreds of Emails, a First Date

Hannah Cha and Anthony Kim Elfering met in quintessential rom-com fashion: They were seated next to one another at a ...
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The Smooch That Sealed the Deal

By the end of their first date at Mother Burger, a restaurant in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, in late June ...
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In a Week, Moving a Wedding from Ukraine to New York

In the days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Mr. Stambler’s father, Rabbi Levi Stambler of the Synagogue of Kamianske, said he ...
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Brides Are Saying Goodbye to the Plain White Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Arasevi had no intention to follow custom when it came to choosing a wedding dress.“Any bride wants to feel ...
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The Real Rock Stars Were the Brides and Grooms

Mendy DeWitt and Michael Vincent of Fordsville, Ky., were among the couples who shared the stage with Ms. Wigington and ...
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Roller-Skating Straight to His Heart, on Pink Wheels

In September 2015, Henderson Moore Blumer could sense the panic of fellow art student Suzanne Zoe Joskow.She was in her ...
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He Caught Her Attention at the Community Center

In June 2021, Mr. Dansby surprised Ms. Combs with a proposal with help from her former boss at Harvest Hands, ...
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On the Eve of Lockdown, a Jam-Packed First Date

On Jan. 28, 2020, Sharon Deckey Mussalli was scrolling through Instagram when she came upon a black-and-white photo of Shaun ...
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A Muslim Dating App Powered Their Connection

When Jafreen Momtaj Uddin and Shakil Sarfaroz Rabbi matched on Salams, a Muslim dating app, in June 2021, they immediately ...
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In Their Different Cultures, They Found Common Denominators

By the time Sneha Medappa Maruvanda met Dr. Mark Ross Edelstein in person, she feared they might not have anything ...
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2022 Is a Boom Year For Weddings

Rest assured, romantics: All the weddings canceled over the last couple of years have found a happy home, and that ...
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What Drove the Last Big Surge in Weddings in 1984?

This year, nearly 2.5 million weddings are expected to take place in the United States. That total, which comes from ...
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Flowers Are in Short Supply Around the World. Here’s How it Happened

The photographs of trashed flowers still haunt florists. In 2020, when much of the world went into lockdown because of ...
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A Broadway Couple Says ‘I Do’ to Great Applause

Before the Omicron surge caused dozens of people to drop off the wedding guest list of Bryan Terrell Clark and ...
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Holding on Through Tragedy After Tragedy

When Rachel Seals matched with Elliott Averett on Bumble in October 2016, his profile referred to the rugged “Parks and ...
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A Company Bus Ride Set Their Romance in Motion

Stephanie Ann Quintero and Eric Michael Wall did not know each other when they walked out of a Dallas hotel ...
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For Them, It Was Love and Baseball

Erik Braverman and Jonathan Cottrell’s wedding at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where Mr. Braverman works as a senior vice ...
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United by Sorrow, They Forged a Joyful Future

Around that time, Mr. Winick had begun to write a blog called “30 Days of Mindfulness.” After drafting entries, he ...
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After a Marathon First Date, a Warp-Speed Romance

“As corny as it sounds, when I was talking to Jason I felt like I had known him my entire ...
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‘Traditionally Jewish, But Also Extremely Queer’

Frankie Sandmel met Elaina Marshalek in January 2017 while the two were at a retreat for Jewish activists in Berkeley, ...
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In a Blink, Her Eye Caught His

“After that it was just date, date, date, date,” he said.A few weeks later Ms. Stern accompanied him to a ...
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Their First Date ‘Felt Like Christmas’

Two weeks after the Scotch party, Mr. Shorter was maneuvering his way onto Ms. Quiles’s calendar. A flirty text dialogue ...
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What Does It Mean to Be Committed in 2022?

My focus has been on creating more diversity in our pages and making our section more inclusive, and that was ...
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The New Weddings in India’s South: ‘Expect Some Magic’

A small group of friends and family gathered under a yellow canopy by a small pool, but the main audience ...
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Marriage Proposal Ideas: How Couples Who Wed in 2021 Proposed

Marriage stories from around the world continued to fill the Weddings pages of The New York Times in 2021, proving ...
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Arlo Guthrie Marries Marti Ladd After 20 Years of Friendship

“My father always said be true to your own life and your own reality,” Mr. Guthrie said. His reality, and ...
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He Lit Up Her Life as the Lights Dimmed on Broadway

As the calendar flipped to 2021, Mr. Pinzone became ready to propose, but was nervous about it. He was 40 ...
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How to Avoid Basic Wedding Scams

From counterfeit dresses to vanishing vendors and stolen gifts, there are many ways unsuspecting couples could fall prey to wedding ...
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My Not-So-Secret Admirer

I stood at my kitchen counter and eagerly ran my scissors down the packing tape. It was about a year ...
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Constance Ahrons, Advocate of ‘Good Divorce,’ Dies at 84

Constance Ahrons, a prominent psychotherapist and mediator who challenged negative stereotypes about divorce and sought to show couples how they ...
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When Lewis Met Clark

Zack Lewis and his date, also named Zack, had yet to disclose their surnames when they met at a gay ...
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A Father-in-Law’s Embrace, Not a Moment Too Soon

He went on to share what he knew about me. “Dinushka has been a kind, loving, caring and thoughtful child, ...
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A Spontaneous Sedona Elopement

It didn’t take long for Melissa Shields to envision a future with Holly Lorka after they met in July 2019 ...
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They Fell for Each Other Over a Fall Lunch

Angela Schiller and Robert Swift Jr. first noticed each other in August 2015 at a Black Faculty and Staff Caucus ...
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They Shared a Cab Ride, Then a Life Together

David Raleigh had been having trouble hailing cabs when he shoved Rick Bahl into the back of one at the ...
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Their Romance Blossomed from a Love of Plants

Dr. Sarah Santucci and Kevin Zhang have always shared a love of plants.The pair met when Dr. Santucci stopped by ...
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Julian Assange Will Marry Stella Moris in London Prison

LONDON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is fighting extradition to the United States on espionage charges, has been ...
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He Wanted the Relationship More Than the Job

When Andrew Katz decided to accept a job in Washington in the summer of 2015, Marysa Greenawalt, his girlfriend of ...
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He Had Many Questions Before Popping the Big One

Audrey Han and Dong Frank Han met in the summer of 2012 when they sat next to each other at ...
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Malala Yousafzai Announces Her Marriage

Malala Yousafzai, who at 17 became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was married in England on Tuesday, more than ...
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Making Time to Connect on a Wednesday

“I was very attracted to her,” he said, and vice versa. That weekend, he invited her to a friend’s barbecue ...
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An Adventure in the Conventional

On their first date, at a New York restaurant in late February 2020, Jessica Rosenblum told Steve Young that he ...
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Grand Bevy Corporation Mixologist Answers Wedding Questions

Josh Rosenthal is an owner of the Grand Bevy Corporation, a mixology and creative beverage company in Los Angeles that ...
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It Was ‘I Love You’ (Twice) at First Sight

On their first date in October 2014, Randy James told Ashley Finigan he loved her. Twice.“Usually, I would have bolted,” ...
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Their Love Story Began When He Asked for a Pencil

When Anna Johnson and Trivante Bloodman first met at Mississippi State in January 2013, he seemed eager to strike up ...
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How Couples Honor the Deceased at a Wedding

When Nicole Pellegrino was married on Sept. 4, she wore an opal ring that belonged to her mother, Diane Pellegrino, ...
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A Love as Old as AOL Instant Messenger

Gillian Stoss first spotted Zach Lent 16 years ago at a basketball championship. The team from her elementary school, St ...
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The 31st Date Was a Charm

If Gabi Conti learned anything from the exercise in extreme dating she undertook as a writer for Cosmopolitan magazine in ...
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The Photograph That Started a Romance

When a mutual friend sent a picture of Danielle Dorsi to Najee Fortè, it left Mr. Fortè speechless.“She was drop-dead ...
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Forgoing the Cheese Plate to Forge a Connection

Brian Ellner was appraising the cheese spread at a party in Bellport, N.Y., in April 2018, when Jarrett Olivo walked ...
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Grooming Tips for the Groom

“Men love shortcuts, they like noninvasive, minimal downtime devices that they don’t consider cosmetic but more like upkeep,” said Dr ...
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Foiling a Science Experiment for Love

Drs. Kate Carlisle Stoeckle and Jeffrey Russell Arace broke the rules when they first met.Their meeting took place in 2013 ...
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Finding a Keeper in the Course of ‘50 Throwaway Dates’

Eva Maria Theresa Janerus, recently divorced, sought the help of a matchmaker in June 2019 to prepare her for the ...
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Their Love Inspired Its Own Soundtrack

Indiana Touchette has inspired many songs for indie country singer Alexandra Kay. Her music has paid homage to their relationship, ...
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In Love and Recovery

Lauren Sabbath wasn’t sure how much of her past she should divulge on her first date with David Clayton Jr., ...
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Seven Years Later, They Picked Up Where They Left Off

Raisa Marie Lopez-Rhoden and Ndubuisi Ugoeze Richard Okereke met at a Halloween party in 2008, when she was dressed as ...
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D.I.Y. Bridal Hairstyles for a Chic Wedding-Day Look

Many brides are choosing to style their own hair these days, whether to avoid the fuss of sitting through hair ...
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After 100 Years, a Royal Wedding in Russia Evokes Days of the Czars

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Under the watch of a ceremonial honor guard, the bride walked slowly down the aisle as ...
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Overcoming Their Busy Schedules

A year into his relationship with Abigail Pesta, Joel Oestreich, a political science professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, moved ...
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Side By Side With a Real Trooper

Elizabeth Catherine Wessel is definitely a love-me-love-my-dog person. So she couldn’t be happier when Trooper upstaged her in February 2017 ...
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After a Last-Minute Date, an Awakening

Cortney Norris and Thomas Lowery weren’t supposed to go on a date.Ms. Norris, 38, a Latin teacher at the Dalton ...
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A Scripted Ceremony Takes Center Stage

Cary Gitter texted his friend Sylvia Khoury out of the blue in September 2017 to ask about her friend Meghan ...
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In Harmony for 14 Years

Christopher Michael Repotski and Michael Sean McClenney have been traveling to Provincetown, Mass., for Labor Day every year since 2016 ...
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A Bond Built on Family, Faith, Hard Work and Sushi

Soon after he began dating Rexanah Wyse, Eric Morrissette began receiving text messages that he found suspicious.The messages would arrive ...
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Their Future Was Written on the Calendar

Establishing a joint Google calendar may not be a standard marker of a flourishing romance, but for Efrain Guerrero and ...
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Taking the Slow Route to the Altar

Amy Ogbonna and Samuel Oiwoh both swiped right on the dating app Tinder in December 2014, but neither of them ...
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Love Letter: A New Life Together, Thanks to Quarantine

The pandemic has reshaped many of our relationships in significant ways. For Meaghen Brown, the writer of this week’s Modern ...
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Twin ‘Love Lamps’ Kept Them Close Even When They Weren’t

On an early September afternoon in 2015, Raquel Begleiter and David Godow met while eating pizza at a mutual friend’s ...
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Finding Common Ground in the South, San Francisco and South India

It was ultimately a dating app that introduced Sree Arimilli and Sandheep Surendran of San Francisco. But more traditional and ...
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Making the Jump From ‘Girlfriends’ to Spouses

With that, the wheels of a Hollywood-style proposal were set in motion. But not before Ms. Gist and Ms. Brown, ...
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A Wedding 18 Years in the Making for Colorado Governor

Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado gets one question a lot about his Sept. 15 wedding to Marlon Reis. “People say, ...
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‘The Most Beautiful Proposal’

When Leslie Arffa was asked what she thought were Samir Doshi’s best qualities, she cleared her throat, and hesitated with ...
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A Hawaiian Wedding, Complete With Tractors and Cattle

A wedding in Hawaii usually conjures images of sandy white beaches and clear blue waters. But Alexa Wilhelm and Ikaika ...
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A Bond That Began With Football

The following weekend, she and Mr. Wiley and other classmates went out for a night on the town, and while ...
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After a Few First ‘Dates’ the Relationship Turned Serious

On what they considered their first official date — a Halloween party in 2012 at a pub in New Haven, ...
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Giving Love a Second Chance

In September 2017, Joseph Ernest Glisson Deaux checked his phone during work and saw a text from a woman he ...
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A Bond Built in Brooklyn

Justin Cooke and Erik Wallin couldn’t get married without showing their 194 guests around Brooklyn. It wasn’t a long trek, ...
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An ‘Accident of Geography’ Was the Start of Forever

It all started at a bar on St. Patrick’s Day in 2014.Valeria Estefania Dueñas was at the Brass Monkey in ...
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In Love Thanks to Politics — and Transparency

In November 2017, Varun Anand sat next to Hannah Smith at a bar in Manhattan’s West Village. They were attending ...
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A Courtship Built on Adventure

The first time Dana Rhoden spent time with Michael Baran was in 2010 at a mutual friend’s wedding in Coral ...
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