Baseball stadiums, poker chips and racks of saucy ribs don't usually come to mind when you think "wedding." But these manly pursuits have found their way to the dessert table through a new breed of groom's cake that is more elaborate and personal than ever.
The ring was wooden but it carried his whole heart.
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Katie DeArmon, 22, and Jake Ford, 22, of Clearwater. Married Oct. 8, 2011.
Beach honeymoons are popular with newlyweds at any time of year, but they often come with a prohibitive price tag. Couples who share an adventurous spirit can enjoy frugal waterfront fun with these simple strategies.
Joan Lawton, 57, and George Buzby, 56, of Port Richey. Married Sept. 10, 2011.
On the middle school bus he asked her to wear his Swatch watch. Eric Smothers had never met a girl like Holly James. She was bright and bubbly. He felt good being around her.
Linda Osmundson, 62, and Maurice Kurtz, 58, of St. Petersburg. Married Aug. 20, 2011.
One day four years ago, Bill Nelson logged on to ChineseLoveLinks.com for the first time.
In this rough economy, brides and grooms are scaling back the cost of their weddings. In the first six months of the year, the average cost of a wedding was around $21,000, down from nearly $24,000 in 2010. But the special day can be done for less, according to Cara Davis, author of Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot …
Alexis Affleck, 22, and Joe Price, 23, of Clearwater. Married Sept. 4, 2011.