This week's NY Times Weddings & Celebrations announcements include:

  • Forty-five weddings announcements, one civil union announcements, and the Vows column
  • Twenty-five photographs of couples
  • The youngest bride is 24, the oldest bride is 64
  • The youngest groom is 25, the oldest groom is 70
  • One couple had corresponded via an online dating website but never set up a date...only to meet randomly at a party and not realize their online connection until two months later.
  • Our guess for the best wedding cake this weekend: The wedding with the bride who is a pastry chef and cake decorator at Brooklyn's Cheryl Kleinman Cakes and Bijoux Doux.
  • College reunions are not pointless: One couple attended Harvard together, but didn't meet until their reunion in 2006.
  • The civil union is for a couple who "met in 1970 and have been partners for 36 years."
  • One groom is a lawyer who is also the board president of Doing Art Together, a nonprofit that "offers hands-on art workshops to public schools and social service agencies"
  • Were Star Jones or Rosie O'Donnell invited? One groom is the son of comedian and View host Joy Behar (announcement not online yet).
  • One bride now laughs about how her groom "was a wimp" for not getting her number when they first met. She offered it to him months later: "I never gave anyone my number, so it went against all my principles, and guess what, after I gave him my number, he still waited five days to call me.”
  • And two community organizers, Shabnam Merchant and Daniel Goldstein, of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn were married (announcement not online yet; FWIW, seems like at least 10 of the announcements in the paper are not online so far).