CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sure, a single stem tucked in a bud vase looks pretty alongside breakfast in bed, but why not go big this Mother's Day, with long-lasting, giant paper blossoms that can...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is getting ready for its biggest celebration in years with the advent of the Reiwa era of soon-to-be emperor Naruhito. That means big opportunities for businesses hoping...
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a church wedding with a Madonna soundtrack, a sit-down tea at a fancy Midtown hotel, and yards and yards of tulle and trains at April bridal fashion week in New...
Reem Acra throws church wedding to Madonna music
NEW YORK (AP) — An Auburn University gymnast who suffered career-ending injuries to both knees says her goals now include walking down the aisle at her upcoming wedding.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony in eastern Khost province, killing at least three people before he fled the scene.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a groom can go to trial on charges he forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday just three weeks before he abdicates his throne.
Whether formal or casual, wedding invitations these days are meant to set the tone for the celebration, reflecting the themes of the weddings themselves.
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From butterfly clips to polka dots, 1990s trends have been making a fashion comeback. Now, as '90s babies increasingly reach average marrying age, these trends are popping up all over the wedding...
NEW YORK (AP) — When Ashley Yore and Derek Ultican were planning their wedding, the question of the garter and bouquet tosses didn't come up.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge who played a key role in Kansas's first same-sex marriage has announced his retirement.
The Kansas Office of Judicial Administration says Johnson County District...
For Venezuela’s 1 percent, a lavish wedding amid crisis
ACARIGUA, Venezuela (AP) — It was the sort of celebration that's become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country's vast...
HONG KONG (AP) — Thailand's exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy as he hosted a...
BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police are asking the owner of a wedding ring found at a Connecticut pet supply store to come forward to avoid being put "in the dog house."
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- The AdvocateCops: $30,000 wedding ring disappears from Darien night standApril 18, 2019
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police in San Antonio are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of a Catholic parish after a wedding.
Couple wants to turn castle into events center
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple wants to convert a crumbling castle with views of Lake Winnipesaukee into a place to celebrate weddings and charitable events.
Tavern lobby: Hold private events after Evers’ decision
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's powerful tavern lobby wants bars to hold events without liquor licenses after Gov. Tony Evers said wedding barns don't need licenses.
Woman visits fiance’s grave after he was fatally shot
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On what would've been her wedding weekend, a 22-year-old woman visited her fiance's grave after police say he was fatally shot while trying to sell a gaming system in...
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Allie Walker's shared dream with her mother, Susan, almost didn't come to fruition.
Around Thanksgiving 2016, Walker and her mom started talking seriously about the...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' administration won't force wedding barns to obtain liquor licenses, his spokeswoman said Friday in a move that could defuse a lawsuit seeking to force state...
OCEAN RIDGE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida man spent what was supposed to be his wedding night in jail after breaking the nose of a man who refused to move out of the way of the beachfront...
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — and state officials said Tuesday...
Public works helps retrieve wedding ring from storm drain
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Officials in a Connecticut town say they helped a married couple retrieve a wedding ring that slipped off one of their fingers and into a drain.
- Business WireOnline, Custom Wedding Dress Brand Lace & Liberty Opens New Showroom in Los Angeles, Uses Tech to Evolve the Bridal Salon ExperienceApril 24, 2019
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Man’s shooting range wedding proposal was right on target
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple is planning on giving marriage a shot after a man surprised his girlfriend by proposing at an indoor shooting range.
Tennessee man changed wedding plans to compete on ‘Survivor’
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Much of East Tennessee native Gavin Whitson's life has revolved around the opportunity to compete on "Survivor."
The 23-year-old native of Erwin, Tennessee, has watched the show since its first season and began sending in audition tapes at 18, the minimum age for "Survivor" castaways.
"I would make different email addresses just so I could send in more tapes," said Whitson. "I was doing everything I could."
Judge asked to reconsider pass for indicted ex-lawmaker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is asking a judge to reconsider her ruling allowing indicted former Arkansas state Sen. Gilbert Baker a more than two-day pass from a substance-abuse treatment center in Russellville to attend his son's wedding and rehearsal dinner in Conway.
Judge sued over calling immigration on couple’s wedding day
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who says he was unlawfully detained on his wedding day by a Pennsylvania judge who wrongly suspected he was in the United States illegally filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, alleging violations of his constitutional rights.
Alexander Parker sued Camp Hill-based District Judge Elizabeth S. Beckley, two court entities and an unidentified court officer who, Parker says, told him he was not free to leave.
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Renault probes gift from Versailles chateau to ex-CEO Ghosn
PARIS (AP) — Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn — reportedly linked to his lavish wedding at the royal estate.
Renault said in a statement Thursday that a company investigation found that Ghosn personally benefited from "an exchange worth 50,000 euros in the framework of a philanthropic accord" with Versailles. Renault said it was alerting French judicial authorities.
Police: Groom assaulted teen waitress at wedding reception
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a groom forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and then was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl.
Matchmaking dinners aim at wedding immigrants, citizens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nigerian chef-activist based in New Orleans — who gets people talking with projects like his "Blackness in America" series — is hosting Pittsburgh-based matchmaking dinners that pair immigrants with U.S. citizens for first dates.
Plea in attempted assault of girl at wedding reception
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors say a 40-year-old man has pleaded no contest to allegations he attempted to sexually assault a 5-year-old girl at a wedding reception.
A district attorney's statement says Jeff Boulter of Long Beach entered the plea Wednesday to one felony count of attempted lewd act upon a child and one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure.
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Arizona court hears arguments over gay wedding invitations
PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers squared off Tuesday at the Arizona Supreme Court over whether two Christian artists who make wedding invitations as part of their business can refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.
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Lawyers squared off Tuesday at the Arizona Supreme Court over whether two Christian artists who make wedding invitations as part of their business can refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.
China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks
SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China.
Court will take up Phoenix’s anti-discrimination ordinance
PHOENIX (AP) — The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a challenge of Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples for religion reasons.
Two Christian artists who operate a business that makes invitations and other wedding-related items argue that the ordinance will violate their religious beliefs by forcing them to custom-make products for same-sex marriage ceremonies.
Vermont’s governor to bachelor party-goers: Enjoy the snow
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's governor is congratulating a bachelor on his upcoming wedding after his bachelor party at a Vermont ski resort this weekend drew national attention when an errant email invited a stranger.
Grand Island harpist shares her love of the instrument
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — When harpist Lauren Meier performs at a wedding, she doesn't play just the bridal march or Pachelbel's "Canon in D." She might also play Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."
The harp is a versatile instrument, which is one of the reasons Meier loves it.
The Grand Island woman also plays the piano, but it's obvious the harp is her preference.
Alabama man dies weeks after wedding dance with daughter
DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — A terminally ill Alabama man who was captured on video dancing with his newlywed daughter at her wedding reception has died.
News outlets report Gulf Coast attorney Jim Roberts died Thursday, less than two weeks after he used a wheelchair to dance with daughter Mary Bourne Roberts at the reception.
Wedding ring missing nearly 45 years turns up in car engine
PETERSBURG, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man's wedding ring missing since 1974 has been returned after turning up in an old car engine.
Discrimination challenge by Colorado baker can continue
DENVER (AP) — A judge says the latest legal challenge by a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple can continue.
In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel rejected Colorado's arguments that the federal court should stay out of the dispute over whether the state is treating Jack Phillips unfairly by prosecuting him for refusing to make a cake celebrating a gender transition.
Vegas marriage bureau begins offering vow renewal document
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas marriage records officials have begun offering commemorative wedding vow renewal certificates for the first time.
County Clerk Lynn Goya plans an unveiling ceremony Thursday at the Clark County Marriage License Bureau at the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas.
A spokesman says a Certificate of Vow Renewal costs $21.
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Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.