The country star, 37, wed longtime love Taylor Mills, 31, on Saturday in Palm Springs, California in front of more than 200 of their closest friends and family, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
“Being able to be best friends with a person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with is the most important thing,” says the “Mercy” singer about his bride, whom he met more than 10 years ago in Arizona. “She has a very pure, kind heart.”
The newlyweds chose not to have a first look (“I wanted the first time I saw her to be when she walked down the aisle,” says Young) and exchanged personalized vows during an emotional ceremony that was officiated by Young’s father Brad, a pastor, and Van Hazelitt, Young’s manager and groomsman.
Mills stunned in a custom wedding gown created by Justin Alexander, featuring long sleeves and a low back. “It just really embodies me,” she says about her bridal look, which was perfected with soft waves and natural makeup by 10.11 Makeup Artistry. Young looked dapper in a custom tux by J. Hilburn.
Afterwards, the couple — who shared their first dance to a special rendition of “Forever Young” produced by Young’s longtime producer Dann Huff — celebrated their new union by partying at a rollicking reception with their guests.
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Young’s friend and fellow country singer Lee Brice hit the stage to sing “I Don't Dance” before a six-piece band took over; while his “idol” Gavin DeGraw also sang love song “More Than Anyone” at the féte (planned by Elite Events).
“We chose people in terms of performers that are really important to us and are close friends,” says Mills. Adds Young: “If everybody in the country music family could’ve been there, we would’ve asked them all to sing!”
Mirrored tables at the reception were marked with cities (including Los Angeles, Nashville, Scottsdale and more) that are meaningful to the couple and decorated by tall floral bridges by Butterfly Floral & Event Design.
Along with steak, chicken and Southern fare, the Youngs also served two wedding cakes by Exquisite Desserts, including a vanilla cake with banana-cream filling and another vanilla creation with strawberry filling.
Next up, the couple are jetting off to a beachy honeymoon and looking forward to starting a family sooner than later.
“We’ve been together for a long time and we do want kids soon,” says Young, who is heading out on tour next year with Kelsea Ballerini after his sophomore album, Ticket to L.A., drops on Dec. 7. “This is the beginning of our life together, and I’m excited to say husband and wife!”
For all the details on Brett Young and Taylor Mills’ wedding, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Ready for another royal wedding?
Just five months after watching her cousin get hitched, Princess Eugenie is getting a Windsor wedding of her own on Friday. The 28-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II will be getting married to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle and we’ll be there live for the arrivals and the recessional outside of the St. George’s Chapel.
Starting at 4:30 a.m. ET, watch the star-studded arrivals above. Royal guests include Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and other members of the British royal family — although Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is missing the event due to a prior royal engagement. But the royals aren’t the biggest stars at this event as George and Amal Clooney (Brooksbank, 32, is the European manager of Casamigos Tequila), Cara Delevingne and Ellie Goulding are expected to attend as well.
The cutest moment of the wedding will likely be when veteran bridal party members Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, make their appearance on the steps of the chapel. The royal brother and sister will be joined by their cousins Mia Tindall, 4, Savannah, 7, and Isla Phillips, 6, and Maud Windsor, 5, as “special attendants” in Eugenie’s wedding party.Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!
To tune into the actual wedding ceremony, check out the royal family’s YouTube livestream below, which will show the entire ceremony inside the church from start to finish.
But, when the ceremony is over, don’t head out just yet! We’ll also be live outside the chapel at approximately 7:05 a.m. ET to watch the happy couple depart. (And to get that post-vows kiss in!) Just watch the video at the top of the article to catch the departure.
When Stephanie Beatriz walked down the aisle to marry partner Brad Hoss on Saturday, she had someone very special with her.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress told PEOPLE all about her “hella fly” wedding — including a meaningful detail about her dress — just days before the nuptials.
The actress, 36, said that she looked at wedding dresses just for fun when things started getting serious between the now married couple, and couldn’t believe a dress she found at Grace Loves Lace.
“There was a dress I came across called the Rosa. I’m not even kidding you,” Beatriz said, referencing her Brooklyn Nine-Nine character Rosa Diaz. But the simple slip dress with beautiful lace roses all over it seemed too good to be true.”
She added, “I was like, ‘Nah, it’s not gonna look right, it’s not gonna fit.’ It was the last dress I went to try on. I went by myself to try it on, ’cause I was like, I just want to get it out of my head. And I put it on and it was like, oh yeah, this is the one.”
And the fact that her fearless detective character was with her on her big day made it extra special for Beatriz.
“I never would’ve gotten to the place where I would’ve even been open to Brad as a partner if it hadn’t been for my time on Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” she explained. “All of my friends on that show have just taught me so much about myself, the experience of being on that show has taught me so much about myself as a human being. And it really has helped mold me into the person that I am and the partner that I think I can be for Brad. The fact that that dress is symbolically gonna be there, that’s gonna be on my body when I marry him, is really special to me.”
Also special? The L.A.-themed celebration Beatriz and Hoss planned all by themselves. The actress said the two wanted to make the night meaningful and packed it with personal details that honor the city where they fell in love.
“The wedding is our reflection of all the stuff that we love about L.A. We’re doing a lot of theatrical recreations of our favorite stuff,” she said. “Like the flora and fauna of L.A., how no matter the time of year something is blooming.”
She continued, “We’re doing a lot of fun, cool surprises. We’re recreating the entrance into the Beverly Hills Hotel. The really iconic pink columns and the striped ceiling, we’re doing a mini version of that. It’s really cute. It’s almost like a set, which kind of touches on what I do for a living. And everyone is going to get checked in and get a little key and a super cute keychain.”
Beatriz and Hoss are also “bringing all these dope L.A. elements” like food trucks instead of a traditional dinner. And the actress even got celebrity chef Roy Choi to recreate his special Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pop-up just for her after she missed out on going with costar Andy Samberg.
“Andy invited me to that and I couldn’t go and I was so mad,” she said. “He sent me all these pictures and I was like, what was the best thing? And he said the Hot Cheetos burrito is fire, it’s amazing. So I asked Roy about it, and we’re actually gonna have it at the wedding. Which is really fun because it’s such a special just-L.A. thing!”
Instead of a traditional cake, the guests were treated to personalized ice cream sandwiches from food truck Coolhaus, a queer and female-owned business Beatriz was “psyched” support. Also on the menu were what Beatriz called “hella L.A. drinks” mixed with “a juice from Little West or a Kombucha from Better Boost. Like a retox-detox drink!”
The special treats kept coming in the surprise rooms. One featured a spot for guests to pick up a cup of coffee late into the night to keep the party going, paying tribute to the coffee shop culture of L.A. And the other room had a vending machine for anyone wanting to change into flats, as well as a photo booth and Beatriz’s favorite nail gal adding charms to guests’ manicures.
To top it all off, Beatriz and Hoss knew exactly what kind of music would keep people dancing.
“And then, of course, we have a ’90s cover band playing,” she said. “We asked all the guests to submit their favorite ’90s songs, and we got a pretty solid rocking list of songs. It’s gonna be hella fly! I’m so psyched.”
The TV personality, 40, is sharing all the glamorous behind-the-scenes moments from her festive second ceremony with Keven Undergaro, 50, whom she initially wed last year in a surprise wedding during Fox’s New Year’s Eve broadcast.
On Instagram, Menounos posted a picture of the happy couple cutting open a massive, berry-covered cake. “Truly a magical fairytale,” she wrote.
In other photos in her slideshow post, Menounos showed off her lemon-filled decor, complete with a scrumptious yellow cake with a multi-color top layer, cheerful lemon centerpieces, yellow plants, yellow-hued drinks and pastries.
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Truly a magical fairytale. Huge Thanks to @catering.dipnosofistirion @dimitrisskarmoutsos for the most amazing food and for making every dream come true. Everything I had hoped for you took to a level I couldn’t even imagine. Thank you to both Dimitris! #mariaandkevensbigfatgreekwedding
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“I literally did not expect what I just walked into,” she said on her Instagram Story. “I said I wanted some lemons on the tables. I didn’t mean put lemon trees everywhere. This is insane.”
In fact, the wedding — for which she used the hashtag #mariaandkevensbigfatgreekwedding — was decked out with 1,500 lemons!
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Naming the people who made her special day possible, she added in a post, “Huge Thanks to @catering.dipnosofistirion @dimitrisskarmoutsos for the most amazing food and for making every dream come true. Everything I had hoped for you took to a level I couldn’t even imagine. Thank you to both Dimitris!”
On her Instagram Story, Menounos kept fans in the loop as she got ready for the big day. In her veil, she said, “My cousin Nikki let us use her apartment. Literally Nikki there were about 1,000 people in your house, I just want you to know. Literally 1,000 people. I love you. Thank you.”
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In another video, her family sang as Menounos held her veil. “Very homey,” she said. “We’re very chill here.”
Menounos also provided a peek at her major entrance as she and Undergaro arrived at the church in a carriage surrounded by a swarm of people, and she later shared the joyful dancing at the ceremony.
Following the wedding, she reminisced on her Instagram Story with friends. “Literally the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten in my life,” she gushed. “Wasn’t the cheese pie the best?”
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First fitting in LA for @mariamenounos . Συγχαρητήρια! Our warmest wishes to @mariamenounos and @undergaro for a lifetime of love and happiness! Maria is wearing Celia Kritharioti off the shoulder wedding creation made from silk organza with hand-painted flowers and veil made from silk tulle. #CeliaKritharioti #MariaMenounos #JustSayiDo #MariaandKeven #mariaandkevensbigfatgreekwedding
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Before the wedding, she took a moment to reflect on Instagram.
“I’ve been planning this for maybe a month but really been planning this for a long time in my heart because I always wanted to return to Greece and do our wedding here,” she said. “Greece means so much to us and our village and our roots and I’m so beyond thankful to all of our friends who put this together.”
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“Honestly I feel like the luckiest girl in the world,” she continued. “I have the best husband, I have the best family, nothing is without its problems and nothing’s perfect but I am so blessed and so so happy today that we get to do this amazing wedding in this beautiful village that I want to move to although I think Keven may divorce me and that would kind of suck.”
For Menounos’ first wedding, the bride wore a Pronovias strapless lace “Randala”-designed gown with a matching lace detachable coat, while Undergaro opted for a Ralph Lauren tux. The two exchanged their own vows with rings by Jean Doussett while their parents, including Menounos’ mom, Litsa, who is battling stage-4 brain cancer, watched nearby.
“I really truly believe that it’s taken us this long because of the pressures of putting a wedding together,” Menounos, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in summer 2017, told PEOPLE at the time. “I’ve always wanted it to be super intimate and even though this is the opposite, we can only invite our immediate family, so the pressure of who to invite is gone. This was just so perfect.”
The legendary comedian was also joined by Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the Iron Man films alongside Paltrow and was seen driving up to the private location.
“Nothing beats a great night with an old friend,” Lowe, 54, wrote alongside the image. “RDJ, I luv ya!”
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In a sweet gesture of friendship, Diaz, who tied the knot in 2015, supported her pal by giving Paltrow helpful advice leading up to the ceremony, a source told PEOPLE.
“Cameron was very excited about Gwyneth’s wedding,” said an insider. “Gwyneth has been giving her updates and asking for advice during the planning.”
The source added, “Cameron pulled off a private wedding even though the media found out about it before. Gwyneth wanted the same privacy.”
Of course, Paltrow’s mother Blythe Danner was also on hand as she watched her daughter walk down the aisle.
“It was gorgeous — the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen,” Danner, 75, told photographers during a casual stroll on Sunday.
Director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw also attended the private ceremony.
RELATED VIDEO: Gwyneth Paltrow Says She ‘Feared Intimacy’ Before ‘Adult Relationship’ with Brad Falchuk
Paltrow and Martin share 14-year-old daughter Apple and 12-year-old son Moses. Falchuck also has two children from a previous marriage, son Brody and daughter Isabella.
The couple announced the exciting news on the cover of Paltrow’s Goop Magazine‘s Sex & Love issue after dating for over three years.
Paltrow opened up about planning her wedding in January, admitting to PeopleStyle she was giddy thinking about what her nuptials would look like.
“I’m excited about everything! I’ve never had a wedding before. So even though I’m 45, I sort of feel like a 21 year old,” she said. (Paltrow previously eloped with ex-husband Chris Martin in 2003.)
The actress revealed she had fun brainstorming with her best friends about planning her wedding.
“It’s kind of fun to talk about with my girlfriends,” she said. “They send me pictures of dresses — they’re as excited about it as I am. It’s pretty cute.”
When Gwyneth Paltrow wanted advice for her wedding day, she knew just the person to call.
“Cameron was very excited about Gwyneth’s wedding,” the source says. “Gwyneth has been giving her updates and asking for advice during the planning.”
As for Diaz’s expertise, the insider says, “Cameron pulled off a private wedding even though the media found out about it before. Gwyneth wanted the same privacy.”
Diaz and Benji Madden, 39, wed in January 2015 at their home in Beverly Hills, California.
In April, Diaz, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe and others attended Paltrow’s bridal party. Paltrow captioned a picture of the group, “When some of the women you love most in the world give you a luncheon and you end up with underwear on your head…”
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Paltrow and Diaz have had a tight bond for years. In 2012, the stars rapped about Chelsea Handler in honor of the comedian’s move to a new studio. In 2014, Diaz defended Paltrow and ex Chris Martin‘s use of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” to describe their split.
“I think it’s actually a very elevated and conscious and realized statement,” Diaz told Extra at the time. “I think that when people like Chris and Gwyneth, who really worked hard to be friends and keep the things that are really good and work in their relationship, which is being friends and being parents, which they are amazing at … people go their separate ways in other aspects of their life, and I think it’s really brave of them to phrase it that way.”
Michelle Obama has a new job to add to her résumé — wedding officiant!
In videos obtained by TMZ, Obama, in a floor-length black dress with her hair down, led the bride with a smile as she said, “I promise to stand next to and support you through all of life’s trials and trails.”
Tina Newman, who posted the since-deleted Instagram Story, wrote, “Holy Moly” and “That moment when Michelle Obama officiated at your wedding!”
The family has strong ties to the Obamas. Rivkin’s father is Robert S. Rivkin, the deputy mayor of Chicago, and her mother was appointed by former President Barack Obama to serve as Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
The newlyweds met in high school and both graduated from Yale, according to The New York Times.
A guest at the wedding posted photos of the celebration on Instagram, showing the couple dancing and highlighting the stunning setting, Theater on the Lake.
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Mrs. Obama is keeping busy in her post-White House years: She is embarking on a 10-city book tour in November and December to promote her upcoming memoir, Becoming, in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit, Denver, San Jose and Dallas.
RELATED VIDEO: Michelle Obama Announces 10-City Tour to Launch Memoir That’s So Candid She’s ‘a Little Frightened’
“Over this time that I’ve been out of the White House, I’ve had time to think and reflect for the first time in a long time. I spent some time really thinking about the people, the stories and the experiences that have shaped me and helped me become the person I am today,” Obama said in a video about her book.
She continued, “I am proud of what I’ve created. I’m proud because it is candid, it’s honest, it is totally and utterly me. So I’m also a little frightened because it is so candid and honest and open.”
Going for romance gold!
On Saturday, Olympian Nathan Adrian married his longtime love Hallie Ivester.
In a romantic outdoor ceremony, the couple said “I do” surrounded by their friends and family in Napa Valley, California.
The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and his now-wife posted a number of stunning photographs from their special day captured by photographer Bre Hurston.
The swimmer, 29, captioned the images: “9/15/18 Best day of my life. I love you @halpal12”
In one image, the happy couple is seen walking down the rose petal-covered aisle after saying “I do,” while the second photo shows the pair holding hands during the scenic outdoor ceremony held at Beaulieu Garden.
For the last shot, Adrian shared a sweet moment between the newlyweds, as they lean on a white 1960’s Bentley — complete with a “Just Married” plate and flower decoration on the back of the car.
Ivester, who wore an elegant silk off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera gown for the celebration called the day a “dream” and “pure bliss.”
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The couple, who share a mutual love for the water (Ivester was a former diver for Stanford University) has been together since 2013.
Adrian popped the question in May 2017. Following their engagement, Adrian announced the exciting news on Instagram.
“She’s all mine boys! Hands off!” the Olympic swimmer wrote. “Can’t wait to spend our lives together @halpal12”
According to his website, Adrian has competed in the last three Summer Olympic games in 2008, 2012, and 2016. Throughout his career, he has won five gold medals, one silver, and two bronzes.
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It was during the 2012 Olympics in London that Adrian earned his first-ever individual gold, after winning the 100-meter freestyle.
Adrian recently represented Team USA during the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, Japan. The team finished with seven golds on the final night.
Adrian is also training for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Lara Spencer is officially off the market.
The Good Morning America co-host and her boyfriend of two years tech entrepreneur Rick McVey said their “I dos” on Saturday in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado, surround by 135 friends and family members.
Spencer first met McVey after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. McVey is the founder, chairman and CEO of MarketAxess, a publicly traded and successful financial technology company. He popped the question in January.
This is the second marriage for both. Spencer shares two teenage children daughter Katharine and son Duff with ex husband David Haffenreffer while McVey is also dad to three grown daughters with his ex.
Video from the ceremony was posted on Instagram by PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle.
Spencer’s son Duff walked her down the aisle — wearing a dark suit, white shirt and pink tie — while Christina Perri’s song “A Thousand Years” played in the background.
Of course, all eyes were on Spencer. She wore a wore a sleeveless Adam Zohar lace gown, with a mermaid skirt and sheer cutouts. The blonde beauty kept her hair up with loose pieces dangling in front, and a long white veil flowing from the back.
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In the days leading up to their big day, Spencer shared a photos of she and McVey on a bike ride in Colorado.
She also posted a picture from Vail with her two kids. Both were captioned with a heart emoji.
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Meanwhile, the newlyweds haven’t been shy about sharing their love on social media — Spencer often posting cuddly pictures of the two to Instagram.
Both were all smiles during a trip to Paris last July.
The first 3 attempts at this selfie had the #eiffeltower coming out of my head like a single antenna #smallvictory #paris,” Spencer, 48, captioned a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower.
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What happens when two people from Game of Thrones tie the knot? Why the whole cast shows up to wish them well, of course! Ravishing redhead Rose Leslie, best known for playing Ygritte on the HBO series, walked down the aisle and said “I do” to co-star Kit Harington, who plays notorious know-nothing Jon Snow.
Sophie Turner, of course, was all glammed out in red, making a bold statement in support of the nuptials of her fellow firecrotch. It’s a sensible wardrobe choice for any redhead seeking to honor another redhead with their fashion choices.
Maisie Williams was a bit more subdued in all black, a wonderful choice for a wedding. Nothing in the world says, “I’m rooting for you guys” quite like dressing in all black for a wedding.
Emilia Clarke decided to split the difference and go with pink—or Rose perhaps, in honor of the bride? I’m not sure if that was what she was getting at, but it was much classier wedding attire than some of her co-stars were sporting.
Of course, it was difficult to steal the spotlight from Rose Leslie, who looked absolutely astonishing as a bride. I hope that her and Jon Snow manage to have a relationship that lasts longer than the show that spawned it!
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I’ve had to deal with three weddings in the last four weekends. One was my own, so that was fine (thank you for your congratulations). But last weekend was my cousin’s wedding and this weekend is the wedding of my wife’s good friend.
Basically, I can relate to this minister.
You have to give the bride a lot of credit here. She showed a brief moment of concern, was like, “this bitch is not stealing my moment” and continued right on with her vows. The bridesmaid and some old guy were much more worried. I hope the bride bitched at all three of them at the reception for not keeping the attention on her.
We need to get this minister a web redemption on Tosh.0 stat. She’ll never work as a minister again until she can prove to be able to officiate a wedding without losing her lunch over love. Make this happen, Daniel Tosh.
A new ‘future’ for Ciara!
Yes, folks, her wedding with quarterback beau Russell Wilson is Instagram official! Both just posted their first photo as a married couple via their respective accounts.
“We are the Wilsons!” captions the photo, with Ciara wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress while walking down the aisle in Wilson’s arms – who, by the way, together with lil’ Future, was donning a Giorgio Armani Made to Measure outfit. AWW!
Lots of celeb friends attended, such as Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, and LaLa Anthony, except supposed-to-be bridesmaid Serena Williams.
“Ciara was understanding and knows Serena would be there if she could. They have spoken today and have FaceTimed each other, so it’s like Serena is in the room with all the girls,” a source tells E! News.
What the WHAT?!
On Friday, Leah Remini opened up to ABC's 20/20 about her tumultuous relationship with the Church Of Scientology.
To see the video, ch-ch-check it out (above)!
The handsome crooner can now really call someone as his!
Jason Mraz just married Tina Carano last Sunday, and he was just too happy not to share it to social media.
“Today I was made the luckiest man in the world,” says the ‘I’m Yours’ musician on Instagram together with a gorgeous shot of Tina.
The ceremony was held in Virginia through a scenic outdoor motif in the woodlands, at the Historic Polegreen Church [Mechanicsville].
The couple met via mutual friends back in 2007, when both were still attached with other people.
“After several years of crushing on him, the stars finally aligned — and now he’s my stud,” Carano tells The Osider.
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ICYMI, new episodes of “Gilmore Girls” are coming to Netflix. Specifically, four 90-minute episodes written by Amy Sherman-Palladino are all but guaranteed to grace a computer/television near you, hopefully very, very soon.
Despite the eight years between the final episode and now, fans are still itching for more “Girls.” But a lot has changed in the past eight years. The last we left Lorelai and Rory, Lorelai had just gotten back together with everyone’s fave grumpy diner owner Luke Danes, and Rory was headed off on a campaign bus with then-senator Barack Obama.
Yeah, a hell of a lot has changed in the past eight years, but that hasn’t kept fans from speculating about the characters in the interim. Whenever the revival is released, here are the things I most want to see.
1. Melissa McCarthy coming back as Sookie, her best role
Even though Melissa McCarthy has since made it big in the comedy business, I hope she finds time to reprise what may be the best role of her career: the kooky chef Sookie St. James. Stars Hollow and the Dragonfly Inn won’t be the same without Sookie accidentally burning off her hand, slicing a huge gash down the back of her chef’s coat, and going maniacal about Thanksgiving dinners!
2. Luke and Lorelai’s wedding
Seriously, guys. It’s been eight years. Can you get it together already? Hopefully, a Luke/Lorelai wedding happened a long time ago in the Stars Hollow alternate universe, and we’ll be able to see flashbacks/snapshots of their ceremony. Eight years later, I’m hoping Lorelai had the children with Luke that he was so eager for in the sixth season. Also, it’ll be fun to see Lorelai being a mother to someone other than Rory. And speaking of Rory…
3. Rory’s obviously amazing career
The last we left Rory, she was poised to become a high-powered journalist. Even though she didn’t make it to The New York Times the first time around, I hope she eventually made her way there in the past eight years. That place would be lucky to have her, and it would put Rory in New York City, a perfectly convenient location for Lorelai to drive in on weekends and go shopping on Fifth.
4. Paris being…Paris
“Gilmore Girls” wouldn’t be the same without Paris, the girl everyone loves to hate. Paris made “Gilmore Girls” even more special; in fact, the role of Paris was written specifically for Liza Weil because the writers just had to have her (after she didn’t get the role of Rory).
We have just got to know what happened to Paris…did she become a surgeon? Are she and Doyle still together, ruling the journalism and medical worlds together? They were an amazing power couple, and perfect for each other.
5. The return of Jess
Okay, so in the interest of full disclosure I have to mention one important fact about myself: I am wholeheartedly Team Jess, especially since Amy Sherman-Palladino herself basically confirmed that she meant Rory to end up with Jess all along. Logan was a good distraction, a [...]
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Another couple seals the deal!
This time, it’s Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman‘s daughter, Isabella Cruise, who ties the knot with her beau, Max Parker, a British I.T. consultant.
The 22-year-old said ‘yes’ in front of a group of their mutual close friends in London’s Dorchester Hotel. The ceremony was so intimate that her A-list parents weren’t even invited.
It’s all in the name of privacy, of course. Tom even supports Isabella’s decision and has paid for the wedding and the afterparty.
If ya’ll wondering what’s Isabella up to, she recently graduated from the Delamar Academy of Make-up and Hair after finishing art in college, in the hopes of becoming a professional make-up artist.
You go girl!
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This is deplorable on SO many levels.
Jerry Casale, one of the co-founders of the iconic 80s pop band Devo, got married to Krista Napp on Friday in Santa Monica, California.
While nuptials are always a reason to celebrate, this particular union wasn't as blissful thanks to the appalling theme the couple chose for their wedding: September 11th.
Yeah... Friday was not only their wedding day, of course, it was the 14th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Washington, DC. Unfortunately, Casale had the poor judgment to think that his wedding reception ought to celebrate the tragedy.
The cake at the wedding was of the World Trade Center, with the bride and groom's images at the top of the towers. Guests to the ceremony received real box cutters as party favors along with table setting cards which featured images of box cutters on them, as well. (Box cutters, of course, are what the terrorists used on 9-11 to overtake their commercial airliners.)
Yikes. We can't imagine how the families affected by the terror attacks must have felt upon seeing this CRASS "celebration"!
Casale defended his incredibly poor taste with the following statement:
"One of the friends surprised me with the cake and the place settings and it's because they thought it was really macabre that I was getting married on 9/11. And I said no, it was just arbitrary. Krista and I are the Twin Towers of love, you know making a joke about love conquering all," he said. "So here comes the surprise ... everybody ate the cake."
The "Twin Towers of love"? REALLY?
This is COMPLETELY wrong, isn't it??
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When my mother was 23, the age I am now, she had been married for three years and had a child already. It was 1984.
In so very many ways, I am grateful for the shift in our culture that has pushed back the average age of marriage to about 27 for women (and about 30 for men). It means that more women are focusing on their careers and have learned to prioritize family life for later, when they have strong careers and can more efficiently balance work and family.
It means that more women are able to choose for themselves how to build their lives: that marriage isn’t the “end goal.”
But then again, despite all efforts to combat the trend, there still persists in our culture, among men and women, the tendency to judge. And that tendency is apparent when a woman gets engaged under a certain age.
Perhaps because culture has evolved to such a point, it’s weird to some when a woman gets married under the age of 25 or sometimes, much earlier. It seems that culture has evolved to let a woman establish a career before marriage, but not enough to let her get married before having an established career.
It leads to a lot of raised eyebrows, a lot of undue judgment, a lot of annoying, ill-advised questions. So take it from me, if you know a woman who’s engaged before the age of 25, do her, yourself, and all women a favor by not asking her these offensive questions.
“Why are you getting married?”
When a woman under 25 gets engaged, the tendency is there to assume there’s some kind of ulterior motive. She’s marrying for money, or she’s misguided, or she’s rushing into something she doesn’t understand.
When my sister got engaged, a cousin of ours was nothing sort of shocked that my sister, who had been dating her now-husband since she was 19, had decided to take this step. Her answer? “I’m ready.” Often, the answer is as simple as that.
Marriage doesn’t have to come at the perfect time, when both partners have high-powered careers and are immediately ready to have kids. Sometimes, you’re just ready to take that leap together, ready to make it official and start to build a life together. No one has to understand it but the bride and her partner, and to ask this question at all is rude.
“Why now? What’s the rush?”
In the same vein, this question assumes that there’s an appropriate age to get married, just like in the past. Except now, that appropriate age is much later. Why is it okay to tell a woman she’s supposed to get married later? Isn’t that the same as telling a 21-year-old that she’s an old maid, like we’re still in Victorian times?
“Are you pregnant?”
As if the only reason to get married young is because you’ve been knocked up. Pass!
“But what about your career?”
I like this question, because those who ask it think they’re being progressive, when really, they’re just parroting the same sexism that still [...]
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Nicky Hilton wishes to become a royalty .
The 31-year-old heiress and designer just got married yesterday at London’s Kensington Palace, right at the famous Orangery. The groom is James Rothschild, a man no stranger to wealth as his family owns the London bank N.M. Rothschild & Sons.
Big sister Paris, alongside mom Kathy, was there as the bride’s maid of honor… and as a witness to her younger sis’ wardrobe malfunction when the latter’s wedding gown got caught under a Bentley!
The couple met in 2011 during another wedding — the union of friends Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt. Since then, the two have been going steady and surprisingly, under the radar, ’til now.
More on the Hiltons!
H.K.H Prins Carl Philip and H.K.H Prinsessan Sofia / His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip together with his wife Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia
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