May 03, 2009 Issue

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    Courting the birth of love

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    We print it, you sound off

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    Before the wedding, be ready for a few curve balls

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    Sounds good to me

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    For ELI BROAD and DAVID BOHNETT, philanthropy isn’t just giving money to charity—it’s investing in the social good

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    Why one man chose to ditch bachelorhood after years of swearing by it

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    Who would want an arranged marriage? Someone with faith

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    It’s family first, as a same-sex union gets put to the test

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    The idea of marriage takes on a whole new meaning when you’re asked to perform one

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    One island ceremony takes mixed marriage to a whole new level

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    For their 20th anniversary, one husband gives his wife the proposal she never got

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    Hold the goat stew and the banda sinaloense—Mexican-American weddings are assimilating

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    Finding the right person is the goal, but there’s more than one way to meet a mate these days

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    A new generation of cutting-edge bridal couture fuses traditional craftsmanship with a daring, modern sensibility

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    Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen Fashion Assistant: Britt Marie Kittelsen Hairstylist: Esther Langham @ Art&Commerce Makeup: Pep Gay @ Streeters Manicurist: Sheril Bailey @ Jed Root Set Designer: Max Bellhouse @ Magnet Model: Katrin/Women Shoot Location: Pier 59 Studios Producer: Kim Pollock PAGE 45: Vera Wang ivory georgette wrap gown with pleated organza ruffle: price available upon request, Vera Wang Bridal House, 212-628-3400,

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    Choosing your wedding cake? Don’t be afraid to break the mold

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    JAY and MAVIS LENO on strong women, real men—and why theirs is a love for the ages

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    At more and more weddings, the environment is an honored guest

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    Turns out the future of the signature California white wine lies in its past

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    If Jerry Buss has his way, the Lakers will belong to his kids

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    Going to Ione Skye and Ben Lee’s wedding in India was a journey of more than miles