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Professional Bridesmaid Spills Secrets of the Biz

As the demands on wedding parties grow, some brides opt to hire a professional

(Newser) - Jen Glantz has a job that requires frequent travel, discretion, and oftentimes, a secret identity. The Hustle gets an inside peek into her career: She's not an international spy, but a professional bridesmaid. Glantz says the idea came to her 10 years ago, after a long run in the...

A New Kind of Love Is Here, 'Whether We Want It or Not'

Spanish-Dutch artist Alicia Framis will wed an AI-driven hologram named AILex this summer

(Newser) - If Alicia Framis' friends and family thought it was bizarre that she once dated a mannequin, things are about to head to the next level. The Spanish-Dutch artist has a wedding planned for this summer at a museum in the Netherlands, to AILex—the first two letters of his name...

Usher Squeezes In a Big Vegas Tradition After Super Bowl

Superstar weds longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea after headlining NFL championship game

(Newser) - Usher and longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar's headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show by an officiant known to dress as an Elvis Presley impersonator. The couple married Sunday at Vegas Weddings, according to a marriage certificate made...

They Placed 180 Bets on 49ers Before the Season Even Started

California couple's wedding guests could earn $19 per $2 ticket if team wins the Super Bowl

(Newser) - At their wedding in September, Matt and Jessica Grime chose to convey their love for the San Francisco 49ers with their party favor. The South Lake Tahoe couple purchased $2 sports bets for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl for each of their 180 guests. "You bet on...

Septuagenarian Who Went Looking for Love on TV Weds

'Golden Bachelor' Gerry Turner, 72, marries fiancee Theresa Nist, 70, in live event aired on ABC

(Newser) - Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist are single no more. The 72-year-old star of ABC's Golden Bachelor reality show and the 70-year-old woman he chose to wed tied the knot on Thursday at Southern California's La Quinta Resort & Club, in a live event streamed to the masses. It...

Why 12/31/23 Could See a Record Number of Las Vegas Weddings

The fact that 'specialty date' of 1-2-3-1-2-3 also falls on New Year's Eve is a big deal

(Newser) - For better or for worse, a wave of couples saying "I do" in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve could set a record for the city's busiest wedding day ever, the AP reports. That's because 12/31/23 is known in the massive Las Vegas wedding industry as...

For Younger Americans, Prenups Are the New Norm

Findings from new Harris Poll say millennials most likely to enter into one

(Newser) - More Americans are asking to sign the dotted line before putting a ring on it, especially among certain age groups. Axios breaks down the findings from a recent Harris Poll, noting that half of adults in the US were open to prenups, up from 42% in support last year. In...

Nearly 70 Face Prison for Attending Nigerian Wedding

It was a gay wedding, and homosexuality is outlawed in the African nation

(Newser) - Police in Nigeria said Tuesday they detained at least 67 people celebrating a gay wedding in one of the largest mass detentions targeting homosexuality, which is outlawed in the West African country. The "gay suspects" were arrested in southern Delta state's Ekpan town about 2am Monday at an...

Unwed Older Millennials, You're Not Alone

Record number of 40-year-old Americans have never been married, per new Pew research

(Newser) - If you've recently made it to the big 4-0 and never gone down the aisle, you're definitely not alone: About 25% of 40-year-olds in the US have yet to be married, per 2021 stats from the US Census Bureau cited by the Pew Research Center —a record...

She Became a Bride and a Widow Within an Hour

Nebraska groom suffers fatal blood clot after leaving Omaha church

(Newser) - Johnnie Mae had suffered two recent losses, including that of her father, when she stood in front of friends and family and committed to the love of her life on Monday. But within the hour, her groom was dead, too. As Mae and new husband Toraze Davis of Omaha, Nebraska,...

There's a Whole Lot Riding on This Big Royal Wedding

Nuptials of Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein, Rajwa Alseif to deepen nation's ties to Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - The Middle Eastern country of Jordan is hosting its biggest royal wedding in years on Thursday as its young Crown Prince Hussein exchanges vows with Rajwa Alseif, daughter of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest and most influential families. With a VIP list that includes US first lady Jill Biden,...

Buzz Aldrin Celebrated 2 Happy Occasions on Friday

Astronaut marked his 93rd birthday, also got married

(Newser) - Astronaut Edwin "Buzz” Aldrin announced on social media that he has married his "longtime love" in a small ceremony in Los Angeles. Aldrin, who made history along with Neil Armstrong as the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon, said the wedding took place...

Wedding Guest Sues Over 'Severe' Marijuana Injury

Caterer Joycelyn Bryant is accused of conspiring with bride Danya Svoboda to drug the meal

(Newser) - A wedding guest is seeking more than $30,000 from the event's caterer, accused of secretly drugging the food . Authorities arrested Joycelyn Bryant of Joycelyn's Southern Kitchen, along with the bride who'd hired her, following the Feb. 19 wedding reception in Longwood, Florida, where guests had complained...

Country Singer, 37, Dies in His Sleep on Wedding Night

Oklahoma's Jake Flint looked happy and healthy hours earlier

(Newser) - Country music singer Jake Flint got married Saturday on what was arguably the greatest day of his life. It was also the last. The 37-year-old Oklahoma native simply didn't wake up Sunday. "I don't understand," his bride and widow Brenda Wilson wrote on Facebook, where she...

Bidens Host All-Day Wedding Celebration

Naomi Biden and Peter Neal marry on South Lawn on a cold day

(Newser) - Naomi Biden and Peter Neal married in a private ceremony in a public place on Saturday morning. Biden, 28, became the first grandchild of a sitting president to marry at the White House, in a South Lawn ceremony attended by President Biden and first lady Jill Biden. The wedding kicked...

Biden Granddaughter to Marry at White House
White House to Host Wedding

White House to Host Wedding

Naomi Biden and Peter Neal plan first ceremony ever on South Lawn

(Newser) - "Here Comes the Bride" will be heard at the White House once again. Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of President Biden, and Peter Neal are getting married on the South Lawn on Saturday in what will be the 19th wedding in White House history, the AP reports. It will be...

Miss Argentina Marries Miss Puerto Rico

Beauty queens Mariana Varela, Fabiola Valentin dated secretly before tying the knot Friday

(Newser) - Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin were rivals at the 2020 Miss Grand International competition, as representatives of Argentina and Puerto Rico, respectively. But the beauty queens remained close after finishing in the top 10. Very, very close . As the pair revealed Thursday, they've not only been secretly dating but...

Spears' Ex Hears Fate Over Wedding Crash

Jason Alexander convicted of trespassing after showing up uninvited at star's June nuptials

(Newser) - A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star's June wedding. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded no contest to the two misdemeanor counts in a California court, prosecutors in Ventura County announced Thursday. The Ventura County judge sentenced him...

On the South Lawn This Fall: a Biden Wedding

Granddaughter Naomi will be married on the White House grounds

(Newser) - Later this year, Naomi Biden will take advantage of a perk of having a grandfather as president: She will get married on the South Lawn of the White House, reports the Hill . The 28-year-old announced the news on Twitter . Naomi Biden, an attorney and the daughter of Hunter Biden, will...

After Bride's Luggage Is Lost, Scots Save the Day

'Skye is an amazing place,' says photographer Rosie Woodhouse, who asked locals for a favor

(Newser) - After two years of planning and $15,000 invested, Amanda and Paul Riesel were finally ready to tie the knot on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, which would mean an eight-hour flight from their home state of Florida. It ended up taking three days. "It was delay, delay, delay,...

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