March 26, 2016 |
Yusuke Yoda knew he wanted to get married in Philadelphia. But when you live halfway across the world from the City of Brotherly Love, that takes some work. Yoda, 33, and his bride, Kazuko Inoue, 35 - both linguistics lecturers at a Tokyo university - tried for months to arrange their dream wedding from across the Pacific. They knew no caterers here, no photographers, no reception halls, not even a judge. Then they remembered the Rotary Club. The service organization was the reason Yoda had come to love Philadelphia in the first place.
September 25, 2015 |
AMONG THOSE who hope to see Pope Francis when he comes to visit Philadelphia in September is Margie Winters. [Editor's note: She was invited by President Obama to welcome Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday.] Until this summer, she was the director of religious education at Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic school. She was fired when it became public knowledge that she was a married lesbian, and some parents complained. Catholic teaching opposes same-sex marriage, and it is, therefore, understandable that having a married lesbian as a teacher of religion creates a problem.
June 15, 2015 |
Carrie Pappas was going to get married last weekend, but got a kidney instead. She was at BJ's that Friday buying rolls - she'd spent the last month cooking all the food herself - when the call came from the transplant team: Come! Now! She was actually a little sad. Tears welled in her eyes as she went home to tell Dan Hallock, the man she was supposed to marry the next day, that the wedding was off. This would be the second marriage for both. Pappas, 42, had her first child as a senior in high school and got married the first time in her brother's kitchen.
June 8, 2015 |
When it comes to food at weddings, there's a long-held tradition of mediocrity. But as more foodies walk down the aisle, things are starting to get interesting. Couples are finding creative ways to add personalized extras - from their cocktail hours to the moment you say good night. Here are 10 wedding-food trends worth sampling. Treats to go. More couples are sending guests off with snacks to sustain them on the way home. For some, that means simply packing up slices of wedding cake in customized to-go boxes complete with little wooden forks.
February 28, 2014
B UZZ: Hey, Marnie, I saw this TV ad with Amber Rose drinking whipped-cream vodka. How do you make vodka out of whipped cream? Marnie: That's easy, Buzz - you don't. What you're thinking of is flavored vodka, where a neutral base spirit gets dolled up with fancy flavors. Advertising can blur the lines of what's an ingredient and what's an added "flavor. " Buzz: And have you seen that "wedding cake" vodka? Is wedding cake even a flavor? Heck, my wedding cake was made out of beef jerky.
February 28, 2014
WHEN advocates of same-sex marriage pushed their case in the courts of both public opinion and law, they made sure to read the following language from that little card provided to them by the tolerance police: "No one will be forced to violate their religious beliefs if Adam can marry Steve and Madame can marry Eve. " Much like the Miranda warnings that became famous after the Supremes decided that magic words were all that were needed to protect the...
August 19, 2013 |
DANA DOUGHERTY from Lawncrest met John Dean from Mayfair at a Northeast Philadelphia watering hole where Dean and one of Dougherty's friends were tending bar. One night last fall, Dean took Dougherty to Villa Barone restaurant in Maple Shade, where, between dinner and dessert, he knelt down on one knee and popped the question. There was more than the usual male tension riding on Dougherty's answer, because Dean had a secret. He knew that Dougherty's favorite charity is Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
August 23, 2012 |
Everyone knows Cindy Rollins Hertneck, or someone like her: The baker. You want her at your party. Sure, there's her scintillating conversation, but you are really counting on her to walk through the door with a fabulous cake or batch of signature cookies. Hertneck, a former fourth-grade teacher from Merchantville, tiptoed into a more public role by baking a groom's cake and mini-wedding cakes for her daughter's wedding last November. At the reception, her niece Katie mentioned that she'd be getting married in July and wondered if her aunt would bake her cake.
September 25, 2011 |
Cruise-ship wedding ceremonies are increasing at a surprising rate, according to the Cruise Line International Association, the trade group for 25 major cruise lines. More and more couples, including gay and lesbian ones, are going that route, buying wedding and civil union ceremony packages and getting built-in honeymoons at the same time. Carnival played cupid last year to more than 2,000 couples who purchased its various wedding deals, and expects a 10 percent increase this year, says the cruise line's spokesman, Vance Gulliksen.
September 25, 2011
"We first had our hearts set on a land ceremony in Sorrento, Italy," says Traci Catalano-England, 45, an insurance service marketing director and mother of two girls. But that was not to be. She and Paul England, 53, a British-born hospital marketing director, exchanged wedding vows at sea last summer aboard the two-year-old MSC Fantasia cruise ship. It was the second marriage for both Hartland, Wis., residents. They met as members of an executive dating service and dated for more than a year before discussing marriage.