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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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April 24, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Brides, if you're shopping for a wedding gown, it might be worth it to stop whatever you're doing and hustle over to Santa Ana this Friday and Saturday. There you'll be able to shop an inventory of new and gently used gowns and accessories for up to 75% off retail prices and help a charitable cause at the same time. Portland, Ore.-based Brides for a Cause is putting on the event, and 50% of proceeds are earmarked for its charitable partner, Wish Upon a Wedding , a nonprofit organization that puts on weddings for couples facing terminal illness or other life-altering challenges.
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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
April 15, 2014 | By Susan Denley
The wedding gown Margaery (Natalie Dormer) wore for her "Purple Wedding" to Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) took five to six weeks to make, costume designer Michele Clapton told Fashionista -- with one costumer dedicated to making all the rose and thorn embellishments by hand. The idea behind the design? "A creeping briar rose that, although pretty, will draw blood if you catch yourself on its thorns," Clapton said, "and can end up smothering its host. Pretty but dangerous!" Could that be a clue about what happened at the end of the episode?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Here's to happily every after for Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas. The "Once Upon a Time" costars reportedly married over the weekend.  Goodwin, 35, and Dallas, 32, wed in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to E! News. They celebrated their nuptials with an intimate sunset ceremony in front of 30 close friends. The burgeoning bride, who announced her  pregnancy back in November, wore a custom-designed Monique Lhuillier gown. Goodwin, who plays Snow White to Dallas' Prince Charming on the ABC series, is due in the spring, and the pregnancy has been written into the fantasy drama.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
"Game of Thrones" continues to give the commitment-phobic plenty of reasons to avoid weddings. Fans have only just recovered from the shock and horror of last season's Red Wedding when, in Sunday's episode "The Lion and the Rose," yet another nuptial celebration ended with a shocking twist. (Plot details to follow, obviously.) This time around, it was the wedding of evil King Joffrey and the ambitious Margaery Tyrell that turned bloody. But unlike the triple murder of Catelyn, Robb and Talisa Stark , which was met with a cacophony of wailing from fans, the response to Joffrey's demise at the so-called Purple Wedding was downright euphoric.  PHOTOS: Violent TV shows The sense of jubilation was no doubt heightened by Joffrey's behavior, which was appalling right until the bitter end. After an extended and very public display of cruelty toward his uncle, fan favorite Tyrion Lannister, the monarch everyone loves to hate guzzled a goblet of wine and suddenly began to retch violently.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jennifer Lawrence's brother Blaine and his then-wife-to-be cast the actress as a bridesmaid in his Kentucky wedding, and now the "Hunger Games" star is making the nuptials famous thanks to a new magazine cover.  Lawrence stands tall on the right side - bride's left - of the Martha Stewart Real Weddings special-issue cover shot , which centers on bride Carson Massler and includes the affair's 10 other bridesmaids.  PHOTOS: Jennifer...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Alan Eyerly
With the royal wedding of Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) fast approaching, goings on at King's Landing are as deadly and devious as ever on “Two Swords,” the Season 4 premiere of HBO's “Game of Thrones.” Tywin (Charles Dance), House Lannister's cold-blooded patriarch, begins Episode 31 by melting a sword made of rare Valyrian steel and having it forged into two weapons. He presents one sword to son Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) before ordering him to leave the capitol and rule over Casterly Rock, their ancestral stronghold.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Chip Kelly is just too busy to attend your wedding. It's an excuse we've all tried to use before, but the Philadelphia Eagles coach actually does have a pretty good reason for not witnessing the marriage of two random fans who decided to send him an invitation. A little thing called the NFL draft. Otherwise, he'd be there without hesitation. After all, who doesn't want to spend a Saturday watching two strangers tie the knot? Anyhow, Kelly was gracious enough to send a handwritten RSVP.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Days of Our Lives" will be airing the first gay marriage between two men on a daytime soap opera this week, as the story line of Will Horton (Guy Wilson) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) reaches it romantic apex. According to NBC, the wedding will begin on Tuesday and air over three consecutive episodes. The WilSon romance, as fans call it, began in 2011, when the Sonny character was introduced in the show's fictional Midwestern town of Salem and began the show's first gay story line.
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.
NEWS
March 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif banned lavish weddings for the next two years, saying they have become too extravagant in the impoverished nation. Sharif said food should no longer be served at weddings--just tea and soft drinks. Wealthy Pakistanis spend millions of dollars on weddings that usually last at least three days.
NATIONAL
March 22, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Same-sex weddings in Michigan were abruptly halted Saturday when a federal appeals court put on hold a lower court ruling that declared the state's ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. The appellate court order came Saturday afternoon, after Michigan officials had issued at least 322 marriage licenses to gays and lesbians who jumped at the chance to be among the first same-sex couples in the state to wed. County clerks in four of Michigan's 83 counties called in staff on a weekend to mark the short-lived (for now)
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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