As nuptials were canceled across the country, wedding planners have downscaled — and in some cases their new offerings will stick.
Victoria Hogan has married thousands of couples in Las Vegas, and after meeting Stephen Fetterusso, got to experience her own wedding.
Jamila Ross and Akino West met as culinary students. They communicated through their love for food. A little therapy helped, too.
After Maddy Belloff joined Danny Martinez for his family vacation in Colombia, she went from “mi amiga,” my friend, to “mi novia,” my girlfriend.
Summer Hofford and Dr. Sujay Kulshrestha met for drinks after connecting on Tinder. Their first round went smoothly. The second, not so much.
Nicole Nelson and Kyle Kriewall attended several activities together with friends, but it would be months before a romance developed.
As they got to know each other better, Emily Capilouto and Dr. James Harb realized they had more similarities than differences.
Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults Jr., both widowed twice after 60-plus years of marriage, celebrated their 95th birthdays and wedding.
Many people are putting off wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs and quinceañeras, underscoring persistent fears about the virus.
The sugarcoated almond confections known as confetti are the favorite of brides but also of the Vatican.
Ben Wald was one of the first to join the Jewish Museum’s Young Patron Program after Jacqueline Spar followed up with him, twice.
Kimberlee Stevenson was a fan of John Murray’s books. After they connected on social media, he became her biggest admirer.
Charles Finkel was intent on winning over Lauren Thomas on their first date three years ago. His efforts worked.
When Joshua Kappel first met Samantha Presnal in October 2015, she was dating someone else. However, Mr. Kappel felt that they were a better match and issued an ultimatum.
The British prime minister’s marriage to Carrie Symonds at London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral was carried out in extreme secrecy.
The British prime minister’s marriage to Carrie Symonds at London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral was carried out in extreme secrecy, according to news reports.
Danielle Lavey and Drew Feldman met in April 2020 through a Facebook group for Jewish singles. A few months later an astrologer in Israel confirmed their compatibility.
Stephen S. Miller, a cabaret performer, is used to the limelight, but when it came time to getting engaged, the more introverted Brian Geldin took center stage.
Madeline Hollander and Samuel Parker, who met four years ago, forged a close relationship while quarantined at his home in Los Angeles.
Christine Sun and Michael Hurwitz first met in 2015 at a party at the University of Virginia. They reconnected months later through Tinder.
Emily Arnold and Youssef Ait-Khouya met while riding camels in Morocco.
Dr. Matthew Levitsky, an orthopedic surgery resident, leaves Deb Reich a note every morning, and she adds one for him during the day.
Carrington Moore signed up for a dating app to better understand user preferences for a start-up business. Then he came across Schnelle Shelby’s profile.
Brides and grooms who eloped or had micro weddings during the pandemic are finally having their prewedding parties a year later.
She intended to win the game of spades, but she won over her opponent instead.
Neither Amanda Lauren nor Adam Mann, both models with significant Instagram followers, were actually looking to date when they joined Hinge. But then he saw her profile.
Elizabeth Conway’s mother and Kyle Manley’s aunt are childhood friends who talk frequently on the telephone. The longtime friends had a hunch.
A Chinese influencer was barred from a video-sharing app after luring viewers to a livestreamed engagement, where he promoted makeup, perfume and mobile phones.
Growing up, Sade’s music had always given Emily Shakeshaft a feeling of comfort. Years later, when she met the recording artist’s son, Izaak Adu-Watts, their connection felt familiar.
Stacey Chen and Nick Cugini first met in high school as members of competing debating teams. In college, they were on the same side.
Michelle Lorenzutti and David Alperin met at a bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. He was waiting for a blind date; she was celebrating her birthday alone.
Bria Schirripa and Michael Buccarelli met at work and maintained a platonic friendship. Then one day he asked her out for drinks.
Dr. Christine Gruessner and Przemyslaw Grabowski met while he was on a date with her best friend. “They didn’t hit it off, but we did,” she said.
Couples are adding their personal scents to their weddings in the form of diffusers, candles, lotion, perfume mists and more.
After the coronavirus surfaced, Jeremy Lizt and Deborah Breisblatt, who had dated for a few weeks, quarantined together. They passed the time walking around the Bay Area and falling in love.
Amy Larko and Blake Falanga knew they had each other if neither was dating anyone else when their senior dance arrived. They have been best friends since seventh grade.
Valentina Stackl and Alexander Campbell dated for a little while in their early 20s. They got back together years later.
Alexandra Ossa and Alexander Wong met at a themed “nerd party” at Duke. They both went dressed as Harry Potter.
Jerome Dixon, who always maintained his innocence during his 21 years in prison, met Raha Dixon two years ago at a talk about racism and social change.
Sara Cunningham, the founder of Free Mom Hugs and a supporter of L.G.B.T.Q. people, doesn’t want anyone to be without the love of a parent on their wedding day.
“Radical honesty” on Sarah Lenz’s dating profile, along with no geographical restrictions, led to Stephen Paskey road tripping for love.
When Erik Leibovitz and Dara Silverman initially met online, he asked her to not go out with anyone else before they had the chance to meet in person.
Dr. Marianne Jacob and Andrew Shenoy kept up a “distance relationship” for three years until she moved across the Hudson River to a New York hospital.
Nathalie Cadet-James had to adjust her luxury wedding planning business during the pandemic. She shifted to reusable table settings in a box.
Some couples are mobilizing their wedding meals during the pandemic. Here are six trucks that will feed your wedding guests.
For Parisians Rime Arodaky, a wedding gown designer, and Greg Finck, a photographer, picking a creative project gave them focus amid the many lockdowns in France.
Angela Horan and Gary Bergstrom met online more than six years ago. Both have overcome serious health issues — she a heart transplant, he a motorcycle accident.
Carlos Montoya missed a chance to date Rebecca Stella when they met on a boat in Miami in 2014. Two years later, when the opportunity arose again, he wouldn’t make the same mistake.
Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff met Ian McCann, a Canadian, on a mountain biking trip in her Utah hometown. They then maintained a challenging cross-border relationship through the pandemic.
Rachel Goldman and Christopher Ruiz, who grew up within two miles of each other, had never crossed paths until they met in 2016 at a wedding.