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June 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Kerry Kennedy and Andrew Cuomo were married Saturday in a ceremony that merged two of America's most powerful political families. They swore mutual commitment to the oppressed--"the people who have disappeared in El Salvador, the children in shelters in New York." The bride, 30, is the daughter of Ethel Kennedy and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and is executive director of the human rights center in New York City that bears his name. The groom, 32, is New York Gov. Mario M.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Savannah Guthrie is breaking news on and off the "Today" show: The anchor married fiance Mike Feldman over the weekend and also announced that she's having a baby. Guthrie, 42, wed Feldman, 45, a communications strategist, in Tucson on Saturday, and that's where they first announced they are expecting their first child. "It was basically the middle of the desert, but it was such a beautiful day. This is where I grew up, and it means so much to me," Guthrie said Monday on "Today.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2010 | By Jeff Gottlieb
It can cost $150,000 to get married at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, a price tag befitting its namesake. But at $585 for city residents and $915 for nonresidents, couples can get a similarly spectacular ocean view while saying their vows at a small city park next to the golf course. Now Trump, which manages Founders Park rentals for the city, either wants out of the discount wedding business or to raise the price for a three-hour ceremony in the city park to $2,670 for residents and $3,000 for nonresidents.
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set the date for their Paris wedding, Us Weekly reports. The event is to take place May 24. [Us Weekly] Model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift took a road trip along the California Coast and documented it via Instagram. [The Cut] Also having fun in California: Actress/makeup mogul Drew Barrymore and actresses Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon with a bunch of their friends are taking a two-day pasta-making class at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley.
OPINION
June 15, 2013 | By Naomi Schaefer Riley
Wedding season is officially upon us, and one needn't be marrying a "Bridezilla" star to find the planning comes with some stress. Interfaith couples seem to have more than most as they try to satisfy not only each other but two extended families and two religious communities. I interviewed dozens of interfaith couples from across the country for a book on interfaith marriage. One husband and wife I met had planned to get married in a Catholic church to accommodate the bride's family.
NATIONAL
December 9, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
A festive marathon marriage session at Seattle City Hall ended Sunday with 138 same-sex couples getting new beginnings as legally wedded spouses. An additional 25 couples were married in a group ceremony at the Seattle First Baptist Church,  the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported . The mass ceremonies marked the first day of legal same-sex marriage in Washington state, which approved the practice at the polls in November. King County, which includes Seattle, had accounted for roughly half of the 841 same-sex marriage licenses issued throughout the state Thursday, and city officials rose to meet the occasion with enthusiasm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Shahbal Shabpareh and his band Black Cats — a premier Iranian American pop group — have performed American hits with a Persian twist at upper-crust Iranian celebrations almost weekly for years. They've seen lots of lavish weddings, but one stands out as the most over-the-top. As guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres outside the banquet hall, the bride was placed in a glass coffin. The groom fitted on a white half-mask. Then, the carefully planned Phantom of the Opera theme devolved into chaos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
The Rev. Alex Franco, who performed thousands of weddings at his Albertson Wedding Chapel in Los Angeles, has died. He was 91. Franco, a Protestant minister who for much of his career was known as Alex Garcia, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia, said his son, Daniel. He founded the chapel in 1974, two years after the California Legislature updated a 19th century law that allowed unwed parents who lived in remote areas to marry without the date being made public record.
NEWS
February 3, 1999
* There are 2 1/2 million weddings in the United States each year. * One in four men proposes to his girlfriend during the December holidays. * Saturday is the most popular day for a wedding ceremony. * The most common months to get married are June and August (11% each). The least common month: January (4 1/2%). Since 1976, October weddings have increased 26%; June nuptials have dropped 4%. The reasons? Cheaper travel rates and autumn weather.
NATIONAL
December 8, 2012 | By Andrew Khouri
Sue Hopkins is beyond excited. Sunday is her wedding day. Sleep, she said, likely won't come Saturday night. Hopkins, 63, and her fiancee, Marji Lynn, in her 50s, are among 140 couples scheduled to marry at Seattle City Hall on Sunday - the first day same-sex weddings will be held in Washington state. Sunday, they said, a weight will be lifted from their shoulders: When they go out to eat, they will no longer be partners, but spouses. At work, they will be married. In social situations, others can more easily embrace them with the same love they have always felt toward each other.
NEWS
March 3, 2014 | By Kerry Cavanaugh
California voters - thankfully - will probably not have to decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Backers of the Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act, which had the most funding and organized support of four potential state ballot measures, decided to aim for the 2016 election instead. This will let California learn from the mistakes and successes of Colorado and Washington state, which are rolling out legal weed this year, and help proponents devise a better regulatory model than the state's confusing laws on the distribution of medical marijuana.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It's not that Pippa Middleton outshone her sister Kate Middleton at the 2011 royal wedding, but it's safe to say the younger Middleton became an overnight celebrity thanks to her curve-hugging bridesmaid gown and buoyant bum. Prince William and Catherine's royal wedding was the talk of 2011, and the globally viewed nuptials helped launch Pippa Middleton, now 30, to international stardom after the ivory-clad maid of honor bent down to tend to...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Robert Abele
The risible slab of screwball-inspired nonsense called "Barefoot" has the distinction of featuring what has to be the only female character no actress of any pedigree could ever make believable. We're introduced to blond, beautiful Daisy (Evan Rachel Wood, valiant in thankless defeat) as a blank-faced psych ward newbie whose mother kept her in forced isolation her whole life. But when freed by a bad boy scion (Scott Speedman) who needs a wholesome fake girlfriend for his brother's wedding to help loosen the purse strings of his disapproving dad (Treat Williams)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The Writers Guild of America, long a fierce opponent of media consolidation, has given a thumbs-down to the proposed merger between Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable. Comcast Corp. reached an agreement Thursday to buy Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $45.2 billion, creating a video and Internet colossus with 30 million subscribers and operations in some of the country's biggest markets. But the Writers Guild of America, West, contends that the proposed combination is a bad idea on several fronts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Jill Cowan
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and Clerk is preparing for the biggest smooch day of the year as couples line up to marry on Valentine's Day. Since Feb. 3, the department has been accepting appointments for Valentine's Day weddings. "It's one of the busiest days for ceremonies in the office," said Portia Sanders,  division manager at the county clerk's Norwalk headquarters.  “It's one of those great days to be here in the office.”  Six of the branch offices  will have two chapels available for marriage services, with at least one devoted to walk-in appointments, Sanders said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
All anybody wanted to talk to Recording Academy President Neil Portnow about backstage after the Grammys on Sunday night was if the academy was taking a political stance by marrying (mostly) gay couples during the telecast. No, he said. "We're not taking a stand on a political issue," he said. "We're taking a stand on a humanitarian issue.... This is about people who love each other and want to be together. " When it was pointed out that social justice seemed to be an overwhelming theme during this year's ceremony, Portnow said the Grammys simply reflect the artistic environment that they grow out of each year.
MAGAZINE
September 11, 2005
It would be interesting to see how long it takes couples who spend ridiculous amounts of money on their weddings--for one day--to realize that the money would have come in handy for new cars or furniture, a down payment on a house or their children's education ("The Big Big Day," by Vince Beiser, Aug. 21). No matter how extravagant, weddings are soon forgotten by those who attend them, but the expenses of everyday living go on forever. Jessica Sackman Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bride-to-be wore a white suit, rhinestone buttons and a worried expression. But the groom was a no-show Monday for reasons that had nothing to do with cold feet. Lyle Menendez and his intended, Anna Eriksson, had the license. He'd declared his love for her on national television. And they'd lined up a judge to officiate at the nuptials. They just didn't have the cooperation of Los Angeles County court and jail officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
The movement against gay marriage is starting to seem kind of silly and outdated, no? The Grammys mass wedding moment Sunday  - where 33 couples, including a sprinkling of gay ones, were joined in matrimony by Queen Latifah - might have been a stunt, but it was an effective one. There's no better way to normalize gay marriage than to simply show it. Who would have thought we live in a world where the prim and traditional Rose Parade would ...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
A content Queen Latifah appeared backstage at the Grammys on Sunday night after officiating at the weddings of nearly three dozen couples, both gay and straight, during the telecast.  "I look forward to the day when presiding over a historic wedding ceremony like this is the norm," said Latifah. "I can't wait to dash off and sign their marriage certificates.  During the ceremony Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their song "Same Love," which has become a touchstone in the movement to legalize gay marriage.
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