Love

Vows, weddings, Modern Love and more.

Vows, weddings, Modern Love and more.

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  1. PhotoKaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff and Ian McCann were married March 14 on the Wire Mesa Trail in St. George, Utah. 
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    Vows

    He Flew From His Bike, and Later Fell Head Over Heels

    Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff met Ian McCann, a Canadian, on a mountain biking trip in her Utah hometown. They then maintained a challenging cross-border relationship through the pandemic.

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    Counseling Is Not Only for Couples in Crisis

    Therapy doesn’t always mean a relationship is at its breaking point. Many couples are seeking to address difficult issues before conflict arises.

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    A Final Celebration of Their Life Together

    Sarah Myler and Jeffrey Benesch had a wedding ceremony in the courtyard of the hospital where he was receiving palliative care. He died a week later.

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  2. PhotoDeany Keith holding a photo from her wedding day. Ms. Keith’s dress was made from a German soldier’s parachute, which was found on the beach in Normandy on D-Day.
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    The Disruption of Weddings, Then and Now

    During World War II and over the past year, couples learned to be resilient and flexible. A New Orleans museum keeps some memories from wartime alive.

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Mini-Vows

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    When Opposites Become Best Friends

    Christian Hendry said Wynne Hamerman “taught me what it means to really care about people.” She says she learned from him “how to be patient.”

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    The Bride and Groom Met at a Wedding

    Rachel Goldman and Christopher Ruiz, who grew up within two miles of each other, had never crossed paths until they met in 2016 at a wedding.

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    Weddings: He Followed His Heart to Memphis

    Sarah Lockridge-Steckel moved to Memphis to start a nonprofit group. She was part of Kito Lord’s 10-year plan. So Memphis became part of his plan, too.

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    A Wedding Date They’ll Remember. No Joke.

    When Carla Kitzmiller and John Porter’s April 1 wedding seemed impossible to pull off, Ms. Kitzmiller’s co-workers helped to make it happen at the car dealership where she works.

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    A High School Reunion for Two

    After almost four decades, John Capshaw reconnected with his childhood crush, Courtneye Barrett, on the dating app Bumble.

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Modern Love

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    I Tried to Filter Him Out

    As a Pakistani Muslim, I knew that falling for a Hindu Indian would break me. And it did.

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  1. PhotoMr. Fallon wore a custom Loro Piana ivory mohair dinner jacket with a satin shawl lapel collar tailored by Rudi Festari. Ms. Gholson wore a Reem Acra wedding dress.
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    Jokes and Pranks Pave the Way For Love

    Caroline Gholson and Andrew Fallon’s relationship was filled with “gotcha” moments from the start. But, Mr. Fallon’s bedroom proposal made his high jinks next level.

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  2. PhotoThe couple signed the ketubah as the groom’s friend Jacob Althaus watched. Also present were the groom’s mother, Katia Hoffman, and his grandmother Tamara Koliskor and the bride’s parents, Charles and Maureen Barkley.
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    It Was an All-Star Weekend for the Bride and Groom

    Basketball brought Christiana Barkley and Ilya Hoffman together in the first place, but he was far more impressed with her than he was with “the guy from ‘Space Jam.’”

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  3. PhotoApril Hunt, left, and June Berry married Feb. 12 under a special tree on Randalls Island in New York.
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    Finding Common Ground and Love in Harlem

    April Hunt and June Berry come from different worlds. Ms. Hunt is an art-world fixture and D.J., and Ms. Berry is a child welfare consultant and chef. The two bonded over their mutual love for music and food.

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  4. PhotoSasha Jackson and Stephen Small-Warner II were married Feb. 7 in a Brooklyn brownstone. The couple met when they were students at Howard University.
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    Two Filmmakers Write Their Own Love Story

    Sasha Jackson remembered passing by Stephen Small-Warner II on a New York subway car, but they didn’t officially meet until years later at Howard University. A collaboration soon began.

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Self-Care

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    How to Get Started With Tarot

    Six — OK, seven — easy steps to ease your way into deeper introspection.

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Field Notes

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    The Year of the Wedding After-Party

    For many couples who had scaled-down, virtual ceremonies, this year is all about the second celebration — an in-person reception with family and friends.

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    The New Registry: Needs Versus Wants

    The pandemic not only delayed weddings, it changed what couples put on their gift wish lists. Out with the crystal decanter and in with the barbecue grill.

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  3. PhotoA socially distanced wine tasting can be a way for guests to interact and stay entertained during cocktail hour.
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    Socially Distant Wedding Activities

    From talent shows to trivia quizzes, here are a few creative ways to keep guests entertained and engaged, while observing health and safety protocols whatever your state’s restrictions are.

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    5 Tech Tools That Can Enhance Your Wedding Day

    From virtual reality ceremonies to robot bartenders, here are a few high-tech options to help couples celebrate (even while socially distanced).

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    Outdoor Winter Wedding Hacks

    From heating lamps to snow machines, here are some must-have items and creative ideas for couples braving the colder weather.

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Unhitched

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    Challenged to Sustain Their Lifestyle

    Therapy and fancy vacations couldn’t remove the strain on this couple’s marriage, which was brought about by ongoing financial problems.

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    Pulled Apart by Addiction

    Eli Falk and Rina Shapiro say expectations from their upbringing and Jewish communities caused them to marry prematurely.

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    The Perfect Divorce

    The couple endured many changes in their long marriage. But the space between them grew when he took up sailing and she opened her own restaurants.

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