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July 6, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The wedding of actor James Woods and his longtime companion Sarah Owen was announced Wednesday by his publicists. Woods, 42, and Owen, 26, were married Sunday in a small ceremony at the Greystone Mansion on the Doheny estate in Beverly Hills. The guests included James Garner (with whom Woods appeared in the television dramas "My Name Is Bill W." and "Promise").
December 19, 2010 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Nordstrom has been hearing wedding bells for years, doing brisk business in wedding gowns, tuxedos and accessories for the "big day. " But now, the Seattle-based retailer is fine-tuning its nuptial offerings with the Wedding Suite, a new in-store bridal shop featuring a trend-right selection of gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories including clutches, shoes, jewelry and veils in a dedicated area of the store. "Our customer wanted something that was just for her," said Fanya Chandler, national stylist director for Nordstrom, "that felt more like a bridal boutique ?
June 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Undeterred by explosions, the daughter of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was married Saturday before about 100 relatives, friends and senior Bosnian Serb officials. The nuptials went ahead after two rockets fired from positions held by the Muslim-led government army hit Pale about midday. No damage or casualties were reported.
November 26, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
If it were a soap opera (and it sure feels like one), Saturday's big event would be the pull-out-the-stops season finale. The script calls for wedding bells. After months of buildup, the man who could be Mexico's next president, Enrique Pena Nieto, is to marry a real-life soap opera star, Angelica Rivera, in a ceremony some hype-mongers here have dared dub "the wedding of the century. " Chatter over the nuptials is all over Mexican magazines, Twitter and Facebook, where the handsome couple posted a Brady Bunch-style photo of themselves and the six children they will soon blend into a family.
December 28, 1986 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
It is not the most orthodox of churches. Situated in rented space on the second floor of a shopping center on the edge of town, the Rev. T.G. Gray's chapel has no bells, no crucifixes, no pews. It used to be a tanning salon. There is one stained-glass window, but the organ music is taped. White folding chairs provide seating for a mere 25 worshipers and Venetian blinds and wall-to-wall carpeting round out the decor.
August 15, 2010
Wedding bells for Golden State gay couples could resume Wednesday, and cartoonists are chiming in, speaking now and not holding their peace until the next court ruling. Clay Bennett espoused a picture-perfect power couple. Steve Sack attacked the hypocritical bedfellows of the sanctimonious right. But a disillusioned Nick Anderson drew the line about dissolution, cynically reminding us that few monogamous unions come off without a hitch. -- Joel Pett Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky.
March 16, 2010
Dear Amy: With the wedding season fast approaching, I wanted to drop a little advice to brides-to-be when choosing their wedding parties. I was married a few years ago and chose my best friend to be my matron of honor. I was totally deflated when she informed me that she didn't want to participate but only be a guest. Our friendship spanned 20 years. It would have been more acceptable had she been sick, had money or family issues, etc. Unfortunately, being in my wedding simply wasn't a priority in her busy life.
March 10, 2010 | By Clement Tan
As a cellist and soloist performed Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are," Darlene Garner and Candy Holmes walked down the aisle Tuesday morning and became among the first gay couples to legally marry in the District of Columbia. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty congratulated Garner and Holmes and two other couples who wed at the headquarters of the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights group focusing on gay, bisexual and lesbian rights. "The six of you here today represent what this country is about," Fenty said.
It's no secret that there is big money to be made in the wedding business. Depending on the source, it's a thriving $50-billion- to $75-billion-a-year industry -- enough that if everyone agreed to take a year off, we could personally bail out the auto industry. All of which makes weddings and the cortege they spawn ripe for satire, farce and completely irreverent handling by Hollywood. Now here comes "Bride Wars," all dressed in white and hoping to cash in on that obsession.
June 18, 2008 | STEVE LOPEZ
On occasion and for no particular reason, I break into song. But my crooning has been considerably less enjoyable for me and my family since we met Jamie Offenbach, a Juilliard-trained opera singer who often marches into our house in mid-performance. Just the other night, Jamie and my wife and daughter were singing "The sun'll come out tomorrow" with full-blown Broadway bravado, drowning out my feeble attempts to do backup. I can't do Ricky Ricardo, let alone Ethel Merman.
June 18, 2008 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Christopher Hammer and Arthur Smelt have tried to marry so many times they lost count. But they have never strayed far from their Mission Viejo home. "I've lived here all my life, so I fought my battle here," Hammer said. Self-described homebodies, Hammer and Smelt, both 48, were the first California couple to file a lawsuit over state and federal law that barred gay marriage. They were legally wed Tuesday morning at the Laguna Hills Civic Center, 11 years after their first commitment ceremony.
May 4, 2007 | Mark Olsen, Special to The times
Without ever stating it outright, Seattle-based director Drew Emory obviously intends his documentary "Inlaws & Outlaws" to wade sidelong into the gay marriage debate with some sort of "we all love the same" argument. The film follows a sampling of couples, mostly gay and lesbian, with a few straight ones sprinkled in, as they talk directly about how they met, the circumstances of their individual upbringings and the dynamics of their particular relationships.
March 14, 2007 | From City News Service
With the competition's four most-watched scripted programs all in reruns, Fox captured the top five spots among prime-time shows, leading to a second consecutive sweeping victory in the weekly ratings race. For the second week in a row, Fox got a 1-2-3 finish from its three "American Idol" broadcasts, Nielsen Media Research reported Tuesday. Fox was also able to claim a victory for the premiere of the drama "The Wedding Bells," which won its 9-10 p.m.
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