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Wedding planner Amanda Morris incorporated the 4-year-old daughter of a Chicago area couple into their wedding in a variety of ways. One was this semi-sweetheart table, in which the little girl sat between her mother and father during the reception. Signs reading “I’m hers,” “I’m theirs” and “I’m his” decorated the chair backs. Photos by Courtesy of the Pros

Couples find new ways to include their kids in the wedding

When Angelina Jolie wed Brad Pitt in one of the most publicized nuptials of the 21st century, she wore a jaw-dropping silk and satin gown designed by Donatella Versace. Embroidered on her floor-length veil were colorful drawings by the couple's six children. One even read "Buttock Fatock." Eldest sons Maddox and Pa …


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    When Hurricane Irene made landfall on the East Coast in 2011, the rising and roiling East River threatened to wash out the wedding of Sara and Josh Kalish at Guastavino's, an event space in New York City under the Queensboro Bridge. The rabbi had bailed, the maid of honor couldn't get in from Chicago and, all told, 60 …

  2. From This Day: Patricia Cvejkus and Joshua Candamo


    TAMPA — The big box wrapped in Christmas paper didn't impress Patricia "Trish" Cvejkus as Joshua Candamo kept ribbing her to open the gift he'd bought her.

    Patricia “Trish” Cvejkus, 33, and Joshua Candamo, 37, were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa on Jan. 24.
  3. From This Day: Alexander MacKinnon and Sandra Cross


    TAMPA — As the owner of five construction equipment dealerships, Alexander "Sandy" MacKinnon set specific goals to attain success in business, a practice he carried over in times of bereavement.

    A longtime friendship between Sandra “Sandy” Cross and Alexander “Sandy” MacKinnon eventually turned to marriage on Jan. 30 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in South Tampa.
  4. From This Day: Sheri Jeanette Nichols and Clinton Parker Johnston


    A mountaintop proposal in Montenegro. A wedding in Florence, Italy.

    Sheri Jeanette Nichols and Clinton Parker Johnston married Jan. 1, 2015, at the Palazzo Capponi in Florence, Italy. Behind them is the Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River.
  5. From This Day: Brandon Golden and Christina Chin


    CLEARWATER — It was only their third date, but Brandon Golden wanted to make it special. He whipped out his rarely used cookware and invited Christina Chin to his home for a romantic Valentine's night 2012 meal of chicken fettuccine.

    Christina Chin, 25, and Brandon Golden, 29, of Clearwater were married in Sugarland, Texas, on Jan. 25.
  6. Short gowns gain favor with more brides


    NEW YORK — Helen Bradley isn't one of those women who fantasized about her wedding as a girl, so when the time came to tie the knot on the 10th tee of a golf course, she wanted to be relaxed, comfortable and economical.

    Helen Bradley, 27, of DePere, Wis., poses on her wedding day at a country club in Madison, Wis. She chose a short gown for three reasons: comfort, affordability and the chance to show off her accessories.
  7. Lance Bass joins couples for mass same-sex weddings in Florida (w/video)

    Human Interest

    FORT LAUDERDALE — "Now I pronounce you legally married in the state of Florida."

  8. From This Day: Emilia Hoppes and Robert Lenzen


    ST. PETERSBURG — They were made for each other. Their friends said so. Except that they had never met.

    Emilia Hoppes and Robert Lenzen were married Jan. 2 in St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in St. Petersburg.
  9. Pasco judge will keep Valentine's Day wedding ceremony alive

    Human Interest

    DADE CITY — When Pasco County stopped performing wedding ceremonies last year, that meant its Valentine's Day wedding tradition would be called off, too.

  10. From This Day: Ami Hewlett and David Parrino


    TAMPA — It had only been one month since David Parrino met Ami Hewlett, but just the thought of her returning to college in Tennessee had him in a tailspin.

    Ami Hewlett and David Parrino, both 28, were married on Dec. 13, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ybor City.