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46204 At a Michelin-Starred Restaurant, the Ingredients for Romance
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At a Michelin-Starred Restaurant, the Ingredients for Romance

“There’s something calming about her presence,” Mr. Shah said, that put him at ease. A month later, in May 2017, he invited her to spend a day with him and a group of their colleagues at a favorite
46202 For Queer Couples, Engagement Rings With Subversive Stones
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For Queer Couples, Engagement Rings With Subversive Stones

“It has a great granite-like reflection on it, which is bright, but also rugged and rough,” said Mx. Valle, who paid $2,250 for the ring from Kris Averi, a jewelry line in New York. Haley Biemiller,
46200 After a Fire, Rebuilding What Matters
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After a Fire, Rebuilding What Matters

On Dec. 23, 2021, Emily Thompson handed her grandmother’s solitaire diamond to a jeweler to have it incorporated into her wedding band. She and her fiancé, Stefan Kienle, had planned to marry in eight
46198 New Services Allow a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Approach to Weddings
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New Services Allow a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Approach to Weddings

Angela Millin, like many brides-to-be, quickly began planning her wedding after becoming engaged in April 2021. At the top of the to-do list was choosing a date and a venue, and setting a budget. Both
46196 For Two College Students, Finally a Place (and a Person) to Call Home
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For Two College Students, Finally a Place (and a Person) to Call Home

For Yolka Gessen and Mohamad Eisa, the concept of home is complicated. Mr. Eisa, 24, is a native of Syria. In 2013, when the Syrian war escalated, the neighborhood in Homs where he lived with his mother
46194 Photographer German Larkin Is a Fixture at Rarefied Weddings
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Photographer German Larkin Is a Fixture at Rarefied Weddings

German Larkin had never photographed a wedding when he booked his first job, at the Palace of Versailles in May 2017. In the last year, he has taken pictures at the April wedding of the celebrity Gen
46192 If at First You Don’t Succeed at Love, Try an Instagram DM
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If at First You Don’t Succeed at Love, Try an Instagram DM

When Carly Lena Sophie Stein first saw Oliver Samuel Kremer’s profile on Hinge, she almost swiped left. “My bro radar went off,” Ms. Stein said. “He’s handsome. He’s fit.” And, thus, he
46190 In Harlem, Detroit Natives Find a Love That Feels Like Home
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In Harlem, Detroit Natives Find a Love That Feels Like Home

Mike Taylor Jr., knew he wanted to get to know Celeste Northern better when they first met at a Detroit Pistons home game in December 2017 while both visited family for the holidays. He wasn’t necessarily
46188 When Wedding Planning Is More Like Online Shopping
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When Wedding Planning Is More Like Online Shopping

After users complete an online questionnaire that asks for their desired location and guest count, the website presents a selection of venues and booking packages. At a minimum, packages typically include
46186 ‘It Was Magic From the First Second’
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‘It Was Magic From the First Second’

Chelsea White is a whole lot, in the best possible way. She is charming, self-deprecating, engrossing and describes herself on her website as a “host-writer-producer-speaker-comedian-cat enthusiast.”
46184 Seeking Marriage Equality for People With Disabilities
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Seeking Marriage Equality for People With Disabilities

Lori Long and Mark Contreras met on Match.com in November 2015. For Ms. Long, their first date a few weeks later, at Tarpy’s Roadhouse, a restaurant in Monterey, Calif., was a high-stakes proposition. “Within
46182 What It’s Like to Date in the Metaverse
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What It’s Like to Date in the Metaverse

On our first date, CC and I met on a floating platform suspended in the middle of a distant galaxy. As with much space travel, we experienced a few technical difficulties. CC — as they’ve asked to
46180 He Wanted Out of the ‘Friend Zone’, but She Took the Lead
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He Wanted Out of the ‘Friend Zone’, but She Took the Lead

In the summer of 2016, Andrew John Zbihley was scrolling through the Northwestern Class of 2020 Facebook page looking for a roommate when a photo of his future classmate, Olivia Natalia Pura, caught
46178 Roving Weddings Take Guests on a Ride
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Roving Weddings Take Guests on a Ride

From the venue, the group headed to two different bars, then to a local steakhouse for dinner. Afterward, Mr. Brady, a 38-year-old digital marketing specialist, and Ms. Brady, a 38-year-old corporate finance
46176 How Couples Are Incorporating Pickeball Into Their Weddings
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How Couples Are Incorporating Pickeball Into Their Weddings

“Because you play in a doubles format, there’s a nice mix of being able to champion someone else, relax, have fun and meet people that you may not otherwise spend time with,” she said. Sporting events
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