Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars.
Boston Public Library holds wedding giveaway
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Public Library, one of the city's most historic institutions, is giving four lucky couples the chance to exchange marriage vows for free inside its venerable...
AG wins restitution for couples stiffed by wedding venue
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Attorney General's Office says the owner of a now-closed wedding venue must pay over $27,000 in restitution to nine couples who had their weddings canceled or...
Economy, tariffs cloud retail outlook as 4Q approaches
NEW YORK (AP) — The weakening economy has made Kim Hawkins' bridal customers hesitant about splurging, even for their big day.
"They're getting some of the more simple centerpieces, like...
Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials...
The Latest: Anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on a deadly raid and airstrike in southern Afghanistan (all times local):
An Afghan official says that at least 40 civilians have been...
Afghan official says anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians at wedding in southern Helmand province.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians at wedding in southern Helmand province.
Bride, groom show up at hospital to visit injured grandma
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When her grandmother broke her hip the day before her destination wedding, the bride and groom showed up at the hospital to surprise her.
Arizona artists win suit over same-sex wedding invitations
PHOENIX (AP) — The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to...
University wedding planning class chooses lucky couple
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina students taking a wedding planning class have chosen the couple that will receive a free wedding.
Richland florist asks Supreme Court again to take her case
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex marriage on religious grounds is once again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take her case.
Deer leans into Michigan wedding photo, eats bouquet
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A wild deer leaned into a wedding photo of a Michigan couple, making a memento of their big day all the more memorable.
The Detroit News reported that the friendly deer...
Young buck and old head remake defense for No. 5 Ohio State
To fix a defense that statistically was the worst in Ohio State history, new coach Ryan Day went to the wedding planners' playbook: something old, something new, something borrowed, something...
Homer wedding venue buildings closed for alleged violations
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska state fire marshals have closed buildings of a Homer wedding venue for alleged safety violations.
Officials said Thursday fire marshals posted signs at the AK...
Right on track, Florida couple marries on high-speed train
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They may have been travelling a speedy 79 mph, but a Florida couple remained steady as they said their vows while onboard a high-speed passenger train.
Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas "childhood sweethearts" were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after...
Minnesota filmmakers’ lawsuit over gay weddings reinstated
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, saying that videos are a form of...
Alabama marriage forms to change next week
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will require new forms— and a new process — for getting married beginning next week.
The Alabama Department of Public Health issued guidance Tuesday about the...
A look at the Islamic State affiliate’s rise in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat posed by its thousands of fighters, as...
The Latest: At least 66 hurt in eastern Afghanistan blasts
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on attacks in Afghanistan (all times local):
An Afghan official says at least 66 people have been wounded in a series of explosions in...
The Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan claims responsibility for Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan claims responsibility for Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63.
Afghan official confirms explosion at wedding hall in capital Kabul, with casualties feared
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official confirms explosion at wedding hall in capital Kabul, with casualties feared.
Couples ban R. Kelly, Michael Jackson music at weddings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Planning a wedding successfully is a microcosm of a good relationship: Compromise is key. So Marc Brookland deferred to his fiancée when deciding what music they do and don't...
Ex-New York Gov. Paterson set to wed this weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. David Paterson is getting remarried.
The Daily News reports that Paterson will wed Mary Sliwa Saturday in Manhattan at a venue overlooking the East...
BOONES MILL, Va. (AP) — A group of Republicans tried but failed to censure a GOP congressman for failing to uphold the party's values by officiating a gay couple's wedding.
No floppy-haired leading man for TV’s ‘Four Weddings’ take
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hulu's "Four Weddings and a Funeral" pays homage to the 1994 film, but don't expect a Hugh Grant copycat in the limited series.
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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family members didn't let Tropical Storm Barry wash out a Louisiana couple's wedding day.
Their ingenuity led the bride and groom to an unusual wedding venue: the...
As storm moved in, 1 couple moved up their wedding ceremony
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As New Orleans hunkered down ahead of Tropical Storm Barry Friday, news photographers from across the city could be found together in a church, witnessing the wedding of one of...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Four Delaware newlywed couples say they've had thousands of dollars' worth of gifts stolen from them during separate weddings at Hotel du Pont.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple who were kids at a wedding ceremony nearly 20 years ago are tying the knot themselves.
Renae Zachmeier and Daniel Schimetz were to take their vows...
Cut-rate prices online: shoppers’ win, businesses lose
NEW YORK (AP) — A bride-to-be looking for a gown online can find dresses with trains and lace for well under $300. Go into a local bridal shop, and the average price will stretch into four...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General's Office has obtained a consent judgment against a company that allegedly failed to provide wedding videos for people who paid for them.
High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for...
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — A gymnast who suffered a severe leg injury accomplished her goal of walking down the aisle at her wedding.
The Advocate reports Auburn University graduate Samantha...
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A couple says that a suburban St. Louis restaurant canceled their wedding rehearsal after learning they're gay.
Bride-to-be Mindy Rackley says issues arose Tuesday when...
Court: No religious rancor in flowers for gay wedding case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — State courts did not act with animosity toward religion when they ruled that a florist broke the state's anti-discrimination laws by refusing on religious grounds to provide...
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis have participated in a mass wedding in Tel Aviv to demand the right to same-sex marriage ahead of the country's Gay Pride week.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Methodist church is screening an episode of the PBS children's show "Arthur" that was shunned by Alabama Public Television for featuring a same-sex wedding.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon hospital has agreed to pay a settlement to the husband of a woman whose wedding rings disappeared within hours of her death.
Taiwanese same-sex couples wed at vibrant banquet
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — More than 1,000 people attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan's capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the...
Alabama lawmakers pass workaround bill on same-sex marriage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After some conservative Alabama probate judges stopped issuing marriage licenses over the issue of same-sex marriage, state lawmakers have come up with a workaround:...
For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on...
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A court says a church ceremony that resembles a wedding isn't a marriage if there's no license.
The decision by the Michigan appeals court is worth $120,000 a year to...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children's show "Arthur" because it included a same-sex wedding.
Gay couples plan mass weddings after Taiwan legalizes unions
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had...
The road to a Colorado scenic area to open soon
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Crews clearing avalanche debris from a road to a Colorado scenic area believe they can get the road open by May 24, but the amphitheater at the Maroon Bells area still won't be...
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Couples planning weddings at a Colorado scenic area need to change plans after officials moved back its opening date for avalanche cleanup.