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A Wedding Story: Ben Meents & Chet Ritchie

By Emma Meents It is a beautiful evening in June, and I am standing in the back of a crowded room at The Bachelor Farmer next to my dad, Ben. I am holding his hand […]

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Our Big Gay Jewish Wedding: Shana & Beck Gee-Cohen

by Shana Gee-Cohen The night I met Beck, I was spinning records at a house party in Northeast. Beck and her friend decided to stop by on their way to another party. I instantly noticed […]

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Same-Sex Couples Finally Gain Immigration Benefits After Repeal of DOMA

By Laura Danielson In my more than 25 years of practicing immigration law, I have seen many loving bi-national couples (one a U.S. citizen and the other a citizen anywhere else) who have sought out […]

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10 Things No One Tells You about Your Wedding Day

In the weeks and days leading up to our wedding, well-meaning family and friends took every opportunity to dole out advice on everything we should expect on the Big Day. “Save extra money for random day-of […]

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Wedding Marketplace: Gift Guide

14K Rose Gold and White Gold Oak Leaf Band This ring demonstrates the elegance and beauty of the art of lost-wax carving as practiced at Charlemagne. The highly textured rose gold center design creates a […]

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“Ring” the Wedding Bells

Everyone has a childhood memory of playing dress-up; either trying on Dad’s ties, which end up hanging down to the floor, or putting on Mom’s lipstick and much-too-large heels. For Anne Sportun, the memory is […]

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A Word In Edgewise: June In October – Listen To The Wedding Bells

When I typed into Google, “How many states have…”, the first choice was; “…have gay marriage.” It showed thirty states and the District of Columbia now allowing same-sex marriage as of press time, and barriers […]

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Real Weddings: Val Zellmer & Rev. Amy DeLong

Val Zellmer & Rev. Amy DeLong Wedding Date: August 2, 2014 Dating Since: 20 Years! Location of Ceremony & Reception: Scenic St. Croix Riverway aboard the Afton Cruise Line Photographer: Custom Creations Photography Florist: By […]

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Real Weddings: Connie Nyman & Joann Usher

Connie Nyman & Joann Usher Wedding Date: July 18, 2014 Dating Since: October 1991 Location of Ceremony: United Theological Seminary, Bigelow Chapel, New Brighton, MN Location of Reception: Radisson Hotel, Roseville, MN Photographer: Krissy McCabe […]

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Real Weddings: Vanessa Helmer & Alex Sweigert

Vanessa Helmer & Alex Sweigert Wedding Date: June 7, 2014 Dating Since: 2008 Location of Ceremony & Reception: Riverwood Inn, Otsego, MN Photographer: Kuba Kraskiewicz, Photographer, Cinematographer, Editor Florist: Vanessa’s Mom Cake: Cupcakes by Friend, […]

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