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Princess Mako Will Still Marry a Commoner, but With a Hitch

Japanese princess will forgo $1.35M payment to give up royal status

(Newser) - It's been a bumpy road for Japan's Princess Mako and her fiance, college sweetheart Kei Komuro, as they've prepared for their wedding over the past three-plus years, with controversy swirling over the finances of Komuro's family. At least the couple, both 29, could console themselves with...

Chicago Newlyweds Create $240 Invoice for No-Show Guests

Though they didn't actually send it

(Newser) - Anyone who's thrown a wedding, paying for all the guests in advance, only to have some of them fail to show up has probably been severely tempted to bill the no-shows—and one Chicago couple actually went so far as to create an invoice to do just that. Dedra...

Gaetz Has a Low-Key Wedding
Matt Gaetz Marries

Matt Gaetz Marries

Ginger Luckey and GOP lawmaker have small ceremony on Catalina

(Newser) - US Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Southern California, marrying his girlfriend Ginger Luckey on Saturday in a small ceremony on Catalina Island. The 39-year-old Republican, who is under investigation as part of a sex trafficking probe, announced the wedding on his personal Twitter page, the AP reports. He...

Next Year Will See Most Weddings in Nearly 40 Years

Long-postponed celebrations are booking up vendors and venues

(Newser) - The hot wedding trend for 2022? Actually getting married. Restrictions on gatherings during the pandemic lockdowns meant planned big weddings had to be postponed. News of other people’s weddings sparking outbreaks gave brides and grooms pause. Typically, there are more than 2 million weddings a year in the US,...

As Pandemic Wanes, a New Hot Commodity

Engagement rings, wedding bands are seeing a spike in sales across US

(Newser) - As pushback on the pandemic continues and more businesses reopen, one industry is seeing a noticeable boom. CNN Business reports that, as people start to resume some sense of normalcy, getting hitched has once more become a priority—meaning jewelry for the special occasion is now in high demand. "...

Couple Weds 4 Times, Divorces 3 Times, in 37 Days

Taiwan newlyweds accused of trying to milk nation's policy for paid marriage leave

(Newser) - A couple in Taiwan stayed quite busy during the early days of the pandemic, getting married four times and filing for three divorces between April 6 and May 12 of last year. The reason, according to public records from the groom's employer, a Taipei bank: The newlyweds were trying...

Archbishop Denies Wedding Claim by Meghan and Harry

They were officially married on the day the public saw them take vows, not during secret event

(Newser) - Among the many bombshells dropped during their now famous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry revealed they'd been secretly wed three days before the public Saturday ceremony in May 2018. The Sussexes claimed to have been married by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, in...

Trump Crashes Wedding: 'Do You Miss Me Yet?'

Former president took the mic at Mar-a-Lago reception, railed against Biden, China, Iran

(Newser) - Think Wedding Crashers, except instead of being entertained by the antics of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, a 74-year-old regales the audience with complaints about China, Iran, and the guy who took his old job. That was the basic scenario at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday when Donald Trump showed up, decked...

They Were About to Exchange Wedding Rings. Then, a Splash

Bride's wedding ring falls into Lake Tahoe during ceremony, but there's a happy ending

(Newser) - It's a happy ending after all following a Washington state couple's heart-stopping marriage ceremony that left the bride's wedding ring submerged in Lake Tahoe. "It was going off without a hitch and I was thinking in my head, 'No weddings just go without a hitch,...

Secret NYC Wedding Was Attended by Thousands

Williamsburg synagogue to be fined $15K

(Newser) - Some viewers might assume footage of a Hasidic wedding showing thousands of maskless people packed shoulder to shoulder inside a Brooklyn synagogue harkened back to happier times, before the onset of a global pandemic. But they'd be wrong. As the New York Post reports, the footage spreading on social...

Their Wedding Was Featured in Vogue. Then, a COVID Cluster

Article quietly taken down from magazine's site after coronavirus outbreak on Martha's Vineyard

(Newser) - Click on the link for a recent Vogue spread featuring photos of a swank Martha's Vineyard wedding and you'll see nothing but a big "Oops. The page you're looking for cannot be found." That's because the magazine took down the piece almost as quickly...

Bride: 'Almost Half of Our Wedding Guests' Got COVID

2 grandparents had to visit the ER after Oct. 31 nuptials in Ohio

(Newser) - Thirty-two people who attended a wedding in Ohio have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the bride and groom and three of their grandparents—two of whom had to visit the emergency room. "You're in the moment. You're having fun. You don't think about COVID anymore,...

Wedding Reception Sparks 2 Coronavirus Outbreaks

300-person event linked to at least 17 cases so far

(Newser) - Yet again, a wedding reception held in defiance of coronavirus guidelines has fueled an outbreak—in this case, two outbreaks. The Washington state nuptials were held in Ritzville on Nov. 7, when receptions were allowed with a limit of 30 attendees. This one had more than 300, the Washington Post...

Her 10-Year-Old Was Pulled Out to Sea. Kevin Saved the Day

Texas mom raises nearly $25K for wedding of man who rescued her daughter from riptide in Calif.

(Newser) - Kevin Cozzi was in the right place at the right time—and a Texas mom now wants to reward him for it. Per KXXV and KFSN , Samantha Whiting was at a beach in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 15 with her children on their last day of vacation when she saw...

On Same Day, 2 Super-Spreader Events on Long Island

Official describes 'blatant disregard for the well-being of others' after 56 positive cases

(Newser) - At least 56 people have been infected with the coronavirus and another 300 are in quarantine following two super-spreader events in Long Island, New York. One of the events was a wedding attended by 91 people on Oct. 17, though the state limits gatherings to 50 people, reports the New ...

Wedding Reception Leads to 147 Infections, 3 Deaths

The CDC says it is still tracing cases to the Maine event

(Newser) - A wedding reception in Maine has apparently triggered at least 147 cases of COVID-19, including three deaths—a spreading of the virus that one health official likens to "a giant tube of glitter." The CDC says the August 7 event in Millinocket spread the disease to a prison...

She Never Knew Why They Split. Then She Read the Times
Cheater's NYT Wedding Story
Gave Away a Little Too Much

Cheater's NYT Wedding Story Gave Away a Little Too Much

Nikyta Moreno says Robert Palmer was still married to her when he met Lauren Maillian

(Newser) - A coveted New York Times wedding announcement tells the story of how Robert Palmer, 30, and Lauren Maillian, 35, met at a NYC gym, which they'd both joined to get in shape. "In January 2017 that goal changed for both," the Aug. 7 Times narrative reads, detailing...

Sean Penn: Yes, I Got Married
Sean Penn: Yes,
I Got Married

Sean Penn: Yes, I Got Married

59-year-old actor says he secretly wed 28-year-old Leila George last week in 'COVID wedding'

(Newser) - Sean Penn appeared on Seth Meyers' late-night show on Monday, and he addressed a rumor that had been building momentum over the weekend, per Yahoo . "Yeah, we did a COVID wedding," the 59-year-old actor said of his alleged marriage to Leila George, 28, his girlfriend of four years,...

Beatrice Ties the Knot, Claims a Royal First

Princess marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is first blood royal to become a stepmom

(Newser) - It likely wasn't the wedding Princess Beatrice had planned, but she's now a married woman. The BBC reports the 31-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson tied the knot with Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, on Friday in a small private ceremony at the Royal...

Doomed Groom May Have Infected 100 at His Wedding
Doomed Groom May Have
Infected 100 at His Wedding
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Doomed Groom May Have Infected 100 at His Wedding

He died 2 days after June 15 ceremony attended by more than 350

(Newser) - A "superspreader" groom is thought to have passed the novel coronavirus to close to 100 guests at his wedding before dying two days later. The 30-year-old software engineer from Delhi, India, developed symptoms of COVID-19, including fever and diarrhea, before requesting that his June 15 wedding in Paliganj, in...

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