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  1. PhotoIn 2012, Sarah Aiken donated bone marrow to a stranger. Seven years later during her wedding weekend, Ms. Aiken finally met Kinley Strohl, who was 6 years old and battling blood cancer when she received a transplant from Ms. Aiken.
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    A Bride Meets the Girl Whose Life She Saved

    Sarah Aiken and Kinley Strohl, a young girl who needed Ms. Aiken’s bone marrow, had never met in person. A wedding quickly became an even bigger celebration of new beginnings.

  2. PhotoThe operators of Cornerstone Sonoma, a popular site for weddings in Sonoma, Calif., had plans in place for dealing with power outages. Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility giant, has been preemptively cuting off power, eliminating the risk that one of its transmission lines would spark and lead to fires.
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    Weddings Go On, With or Without Power

    Rolling blackouts in California have some couples scrambling on their wedding day as venues adjust to the uncertainty wind-driven fires are causing.

  3. PhotoJennifer Hindieh and Alexander Najman were married Sept. 14 at the Village Club in Sands Point, N.Y.
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    A Philosopher and a Scientist Share a Bench

    Alexander Najman’s family is Jewish. Jennifer Hindieh has Syrian roots. Despite family backgrounds, the two soon found they were of like minds.


    PhotoDanielle and James Ellerby pose for wedding photos at the Manhattan Bridge with Oluwayemi Kehinde (left) and Marc Alterman, both part of the Wedding Hashers running group.
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    Running to the Wedding. Any Wedding.

    Wearing custom tuxedo shirts and sneakers, the Wedding Hashers race to join the wedding photo shoots.


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    The Sexist Undertones of Wedding Marketing

    Many brides, not so much grooms, see a presumptive and sexist slant on social media and online marketing, before and after their wedding.

  3. PhotoDaley South and Logan South, who have been in an open and polyamorous relationship since they met seven years ago, were married in 2016 in Austin, Tex. Mr. South’s girlfriend, Ilona Westenra (third from bride), served as one of Ms. South’s six bridesmaids.
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    Happily, Ever Open

    What’s the wedding like when the couple is in an open or polyamorous relationship?


Binge Read Featured Couples

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    Andrew Bernis, Seth Rogin

    The couple met in May 2016 in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York, where they both lived.

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    Hillary August, Mitchell Suter

    The couple met in 2017, when they were seated next to each other on a flight from Chicago to Vail, Colo., where each had planned a ski vacation.

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    Kristin Lawlor, Erik Cuello

    The couple met in 2015 on Tinder, the dating app, and had their first date at Buddha Beer Bar in Washington Heights.

Modern Love

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    What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage

    In this popular essay from June 2006 — one of the most emailed New York Times articles ever — a wife tries to improve her husband by using exotic-animal training techniques.


The Office: An Analysis

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    Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life

    Gen Z-ers and millennials have been called lazy and entitled. Could they, instead, be among the first to understand the proper role of work in life?

  2. PhotoThe swing era continues at Focus in just one conference room.
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    They Are What You Eat

    A visit to the headquarters of your favorite mall foods.


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  1. PhotoDoug Davis and Jessica Muscio at their wedding reception Sept. 7 at the High Line Hotel in New York. Mr. Davis is the son of the music executive Clive Davis.
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    On Again, Off Again, and With a Nudge, Now On Forever

    For Jessica Muscio and Doug Davis, the journey down the aisle was nine years in the making. Along the way came children, a house, and a new perspective about commitment.

  2. PhotoAnthony Hemingway (left) and Steven Norfleet were married Sept. 1 at the Newhall Mansion in Piru, Calif.
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    ‘Our Love Is Built to Last’

    Anthony Hemingway and Steven Norfleet traveled in similar Hollywood circles, but didn’t meet until after a church service.

  3. PhotoLoren Voss and Art Moore pose for photos with their wedding party at Gettysburg National Military Park. The two were married Aug. 24 in Gettysburg, Pa.
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    Love Is a Battlefield

    Loren Voss and Art Moore, both with military backgrounds and an interest in long conversations about war, married in Gettysburg, Pa.



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    Was It the Hummus or the Familiarity?

    They realized they had much in common. Her name was Erica, and his was Eric, each had red hair, was 6 feet tall and Jewish.

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    They Believed in Each Other

    They clicked on their first date. But broke up after a second date when they began discussing her Christianity and his atheism. But their connection was obvious.

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    When the Timing Is Finally Right

    The couple first met in 1993. Twenty-two years, and two divorces apiece later, they had their first date.

Field Notes

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