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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weddings / Celebrations

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The wedding took place on Vanderbilt Beach at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Fla. before 165 guests.
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The wedding took place on Vanderbilt Beach at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Fla. before 165 guests.

After becoming sweethearts in high school, Claire Lieberman and Nicholas Keefe made a pact to remain a couple though they were attending different colleges.

Tom Bloom

Gown designers find that copycats made overseas can be a tricky thorn to deal with.

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Eliana Bavli and Samuel Tisch

The bride works for Google; the groom is studying for an M.B.A.

Brad Hoylman and David Sigal

A career in politics meets one in the arts.

Yoshino Woodard and Cameron White

The bride is an engineering consultant; the groom is a computer software engineer.

Azmina Jasani and Faheem Madhani

The couple met at the Manhattan Ismaili Jamatkhana prayer center, where they will have a second ceremony.

Robert Wallace and Donald Witkowski

When the couple met in Sag Harbor, N.Y., in 1998, they said, the chemistry was immediate.

Paula Kweskin and Yoni Weiss

The couple were married in Israel, where they work.

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Video: How Did You Meet?

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Video: Vanessa & Davit

Davit Karapetyan and Vanessa Zahorian danced as Romeo and Juliet with the San Francisco Ballet. After the curtain call, Davit proposed to Vanessa.

More Vows Columns

Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Hug

Rachel Marcus went out with Robert Turetsky despite a photo of him with a ponytail. Good thing he cut it off by their first date.

Two Gentle Souls Who Found a Home in Each Other

Mr. Bleckmann compared their first date to walking into a fully furnished room and feeling completely comfortable, not wanting to change anything.

Live Wedding Painting
Martin Ashley Hardy

A slide show of some finished works by event painters.

From Booming
Making It Last

Married 38 Years, and He Says She Is Never Wrong

Alison and Bob found common ground in college and say love and humor have kept them together for 38 years.

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Making It Last

Starting on Campus, and Never Straying

John and Anne D Hederman met during her first week in Princeton, and in some ways grew up together.

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Making It Last

Illness Is Only the Latest Obstacle

Susan Love and Helen Cooksey, together for more than 30 years, are surgeons and have been trailblazers nearly every step of the way.

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In the News
Common Sense

Refusing to Arrive Late on Same-Sex Marriage

Corporate America has historically been slow to take up civil rights issues, but companies have rushed to sign the briefs filed with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.

Corporate Call for Change in Gay Marriage Case

More than 200 companies have signed on to a supporting brief calling for the Supreme Court to overturn part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Your Questions Answered

Wedding Q. and A.

An angry bride confronts a wedding guest who did not bring a gift, and how to help guests reduce the cost of attending a destination wedding.

Wedding Q. and A.

A guest’s outrage over a fake wedding thrown to get gifts and how to word the invitation to include both sets of parents.

Wedding Q. and A.

Questions about who to invite to the shower, and how to mend fences with a hurt friend who found out about an engagement secondhand.

Field Notes Columns

Fairy Tales Come True, Even on Monday

Saving money is only one reason some couples are being married on weekdays.

Field Notes

‘Surrounded by Love All Day’

For James Mitchell, the main officiant at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau, the busier he is the more he likes it, and the couples he marries appreciate him.

Married to the Plan. Still Looking for a Possible Groom.

The lack of a prospective husband is a detail that can be addressed later.

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Editors' Picks

‘Surrounded by Love All Day’

For James Mitchell, the main officiant at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau, the busier he is the more he likes it, and the couples he marries appreciate him.

Leaving the Man Cave Hand in Hand, Laugh by Laugh

Pamela Taylor and Eames Yates were married six years ago. Their bond has been strengthened as they have weathered illness and loss together.