CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2010 |
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.
December 9, 2012 |
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
November 14, 2010 |
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.
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.
December 8, 2012 |
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.
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