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Weddings

  1. From This Day: Couple connect through love of sports

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    TOWN 'N COUNTRY — It's amazing Brandan Teague didn't pull a muscle straining to stare at Angela Hall working out at the University of Tampa gym.

    Since he first saw Angela Hall in the gym, Brandan Teague was her biggest fan. The couple connected through a love of sports, especially college football.
  2. Say 'I don't' to these wedding trends

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    Maybe the simulated lap dance by the bridal party at a reception gave you pause. You probably cringed when you saw the bride and groom request money through a Facebook wedding invitation. Or you might have suffered whiplash after seeing the picture of a bride who tanned so much that she appeared to be an Oompa …

  3. From This Day: The aisle, not the plank, for Gasparilla krewe couple

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    ST. PETE BEACH — Misty Myers turned to face the crowd of nearly 200 at the Alden Beach Resorts on the arm of her new husband, Franklin "F.M." Hendry, and found an archway of raised sabers lining the aisle.

    Misty Myers and F.M. Hendry of Tampa walk under an arch of sabers hoisted by members of the Rough Riders Krewe after being married July 12 in St. Pete Beach.
  4. From This Day: Jaclyn Raulerson and Jarod Dicks

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    As youngsters living in a tight-knit community, Jaclyn Raulerson and Jarod Dicks certainly knew each other.

    Jarod Winfield Dicks and Jaclyn Frances Raulerson, who grew up in Plant City, were married on May 25 in Savannah, Ga.
  5. Be yourself as a bride

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    When I was little and would dream about my big day marrying whichever member of 'N Sync I was most in love with that week, my wedding outfit always looked the same in my imagination: pristine white ball gown, long flowing veil, towering high heels, crusty hair-sprayed updo.

    Afraid your feet will hurt as you walk down the aisle? Wear flats.
  6. From This Day: American Sign Language a big part of the big day

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    Throughout the wedding, people signed "I love you," even friends and family members who were unable to attend the May 31 ceremony at St. Petersburg's Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club.

    Jessica Hunt and Shawn Fitchko on the dance floor at their wedding reception, May 31, 2014, at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, St. Petersburg.
  7. From This Day: One wedding leads to another, and a father is remembered

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    TAMPA — Jonathan Girwar-Nath was turned around in his chair chatting up the table of women behind him at a wedding in 2009.

    Jonathan Girwar-Nath, 29, and Sangeeta Bhagwandeen, 28, were married June 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Tampa. They met in 2009 at a wedding where he caught the garter and she caught the bouquet.
  8. From This Day: Mom's dress, Gran's spirit, one happy couple

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    TARPON SPRINGS — Even before they met in person, Stephanie Collins already thought Greg Becker was an unusually patient man.

    Collins family photo Amy Collins was married in the wedding dress long before her daughter Stephanie Collins Becker.
  9. From This Day: Kimberly Andreu and Michael Hendee

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    TAMPA — Birds of a feather flock together — so perhaps it was no surprise to Kimberly Andreu and Michael Hendee that they would be among a dozen close high school friends who would wind up together in law school at the University of Florida, Class of 2013.

    In the decade since Kimberly Andreu and Michael Hendee were lovestruck 15-year-olds, they’ve graduated from college and earned law degrees. Several high school classmates witnessed that journey, many celebrating the May 17 wedding at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club.
  10. From This Day: Couple rooted in Florida connect across the pond

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    With nearly 50,000 students, the University of Florida has enrollment equivalent to the population of a decent-sized city. And as undergraduates in Gainesville, Lauren Davis and John Dicks had never met.

    John Larry Dicks II and Lauren Brittany Davis, who were wed April 26 in Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa, pose with their dog, Mel, a golden retriever-German shepherd mix.