In this week's NY Times Weddings & Celebrations announcements:

  • There are 50 announcements (49 weddings, 1 civil union) this weekend.
  • There are 26 announcements with photographs of couples and 2 announcements with bride-only photographs.
  • The youngest bride is 25, the oldest bride is 42.
  • The youngest groom is 26, the oldest groom is 56.
  • The Vows column couple had a long, comedic courtship since meeting at Yale; in fact, when the groom dropped to a knee in order to propose on a NYC street, the bride (a doctor) originally thought he had gotten sick.
  • One bride joined JDate because a friend showed her the profile of her future bridegroom - his profile included a photo with his mom.
  • One groom previously clerked for Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Samuel Alito.
  • One groom is a merchant mariner and a mate on the Staten Island ferry.
  • One bride first met her future husband back when he was her younger brother's resident adviser at U.Conn; the bridegroom told the Times that he didn't act on the attraction at first, “Because it was my buddy’s older sister."
  • One couple's first date had them meeting in the "shadow of the Flatiron Building" (the bride is a designer at an architectural lighting design firm).
  • One bride has a company "dedicated to podcasting and Webcasting wedding videos."
  • One groom is the great-great-grandson of William Barclay Parsons, the man behind first NYC subway, the IRT.
  • One couple met at an Upper West Side bar in 2003, only to later realize they met 14 years earlier at camp as 11-year-olds.
  • And one announcement (not online) noted that one bride is an assistant DA in the Manhattan DA's office AND that her father Stephen Siegel, a cardiologist, "appeared as himself in the 2004 documentary, Super Size Me."