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November 12, 1999 |
Wedding industry experts say their business boom starts in late November, continues through New Year's, subsides a bit during January and then finishes with a flourish in February near Valentine's Day. * In ancient Christian times when chastity was thought the ultimate state of virtuousness, marriage was considered a slightly preferable alternative to lascivious behavior.
February 10, 2003 |
When the hubby-to-be is a billionaire -- yes, with a b -- his bride-to-be can surely have anything she wants. Absolutely anything. So why bother registering for wedding gifts? Paula Fortunato, a third-grade teacher at a public school -- yes, public -- in Manhattan, is about to become the second Mrs. Sumner Redstone, the outrageously wealthy boss of Viacom Inc., owner of Paramount Pictures, CBS Television, MTV, Nickelodeon and on and on.
October 10, 2004 |
Like many altar-bound couples, Tamara Travis and Ivor Bok of North Hollywood, who are tying the knot next month at a bed-and-breakfast in Malibu, are availing themselves of that quasi-respectable method of trolling for loot: the wedding registry. But flatware, bath towels and demitasse are nowhere to be seen on this couple's wish list. Available for viewing at www.thehoneymoon.
September 8, 1999 |
It's no surprise that wedding planning Web sites are popping up all over the Internet. A wedding--even a small one--is a huge undertaking, often involving lots of spending on everything from clothes to flowers, food, gifts, travel and services, such as photography and catering. Angling for a piece of the pie are Web sites such as the Knot, WeddingChannel.com, Wedding411 and 1800Wedding.
January 14, 2000 |
After Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas became a public item, her fashion stylist, Fati Parsia, started getting calls from designers asking, "Are they engaged or not?" And of course, the two actors are famously engaged, so you can imagine the race to design her wedding dress, though Parsia is keeping tight-lipped as to who is calling or is a front-runner to dress one of the highest-profile brides-to-be.
December 8, 1999 |
In a year-end issue that is generating lots of comment--and not all of it positive--Genre, the Hollywood-based gay magazine, includes Dan Mathews, director of campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as one of the most important gay men of the century. Mathews is famous (or infamous) for his outrageous protests in the name of "giving animals a voice."