| Dec 15, 2013
Before ever meeting her future husband, Anne McKinney met his parents — in a squished elevator on their 2004 freshman move-in day at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Anne was standing with her mother, who was making small talk with Steve...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
David Bradley has had a long, distinguished career on the stage in England, but in the last few years, Hollywood has had him in its sights. He was the cantankerous watchman at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and has appeared in the acclaimed British...
| Nov 7, 2013
Illinois' gay marriage bill that awaits the governor's signature doesn't force religious clergy to officiate at same-sex weddings or compel churches to open their doors for ceremonies. But similar safeguards aren't spelled out for pastry chefs, florists,...
| Nov 3, 2013
For Saya Hillman and Pete Aiello, it was important to have an "us" wedding.
No pomp and circumstance. No upholding tradition for tradition's sake.
And when Saya read that the average Chicago wedding costs nearly $50,000, according to a 2012 survey...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Farms are having a moment. Which, if you’ve gone to any weddings recently, is not news to you. For many a bride, her big day takes place in a rustic barn with a “farmhouse chic” decor that includes mint juleps served in mason jars. The...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Even though I’ve seen a mere handful of episodes of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” I know too many things about Kim Kardashian and her sisters and the machinations of their manager-mother. I know things about Kim’s appearance...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
STEVINSON, Calif. — A leggy bridesmaid smoothed her Grecian-pleated dress and stuffed lipstick and two cigars into her cowboy boots.
Over by the horses, the best man slipped a flask out of his vest and offered a mare a sip.
The preacher was...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:41 AM
I want my wedding to be just as perfect as possible, but I want my marriage to be even better.
People get so wrapped up in wedding planning that they sometimes forget why they are there in the first place. Keith and I have been together for almost 5...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Lauren Conrad is engaged to William Tell!
The former star of MTV's "The Hills" announced the news on her blog Sunday, already making arrangements to share her wedding planning details.
"I am very excited to share with you guys that William and I got...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The mild weather and cool temperatures of October make it one of the busiest months for rock climbing guides Seth Zaharias and his wife, Sabra Purdy.
This time of year they're usually leading climbers up massive boulders and sheer canyons in Joshua Tree...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Thanks to Congress, I have more free time than usual. I am a federal employee, but my job does not entail the protection of life or property. I am “nonessential.” So, while the Congress and president are split on how to fund government...