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Couple has socially distanced wedding at nursing home so bride’s 89-year-old grandmother can attend

Steven Shoemaker and Kirsten Haigh tied the knot in the courtyard of a Los Angeles-area nursing home to ensure that Haigh’s 89-year-old grandmother wouldn’t miss it.”I joke, she’s such a fantastic host that it would be just like her to find a way to host our wedding,” Haigh told KABC.The newlyweds live in San Francisco but had always planned to get married in Orange County.”We were planning on having a big wedding in Costa Mesa on Sept. 6. Everybody was invited. Probably at least 100, 150 people,” Shoemaker said.But that all changed with the coronavirus pandemic, and it was back to the drawing board.”We had the epiphany of what really matters here, so we asked the facility if we could get married in the parking lot because her window faces the parking lot and of course, we got so much more,” Haigh said.Park Vista Health Center worked with the family … Read More

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Three wedding venues shut down after 150 guests attend in breach of Covid-19 rules

Three Yorkshire wedding venues were shut down after breaching Covid-19 regulations by allowing 150 guests to attend.

Saturday, 10th October 2020, 6:00 am

Three Yorkshire wedding venues were shut down after breaching Covid-19 regulations by allowing 150 guests to attend. (Photo: Shutterstock).
Three Yorkshire wedding venues were shut down after breaching Covid-19 regulations by allowing 150 guests to attend. (Photo: Shutterstock).

Kirklees Council ordered two banqueting halls in Dewsbury and a hotel in the Liversedge and Gomersal area to close after the breach was reported by members of the public.

Weddings are allowed to go ahead but the maximum number of people allowed to attend is 15.

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The three venues were found to be holding wedding receptions for 50 to 150 people.

Safety measures were also not being followed at each venue and officials found a lack of social distancing, especially at arrival and departure.

Councillor Rob Walker, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Our work

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Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly attend virtual Green Carpet Fashion Awards

The Green Carpet Fashion Awards (GCFA) went virtual this weekend. The ceremony was streamed on YouTube and honoured “the best of sustainable fashion,” celebrating brands and personalities who make use of both ethical and eco-minded practices, reported Vogue.

Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly became the first Pakistani celebrities to be invited by the GCFA, hosted by Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr, stated a press release.

“I am proud to support and be a part of the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2020 hosted by none other than @robertdowneyjr,” Ahad wrote on his Instagram. “See you there with all your favourite international stars!” he added.

Whereas Sajal shared a similar message, “I am thrilled to be a part of the prestigious Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2020 and support sustainable fashion.”

“GCFA2020 is hosted by none other than @robertdowneyjr. See you there with all your favorite international stars!” she concluded.

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Former GOOD DAY Leader Heejin Gets Married; TVXQ’s Yunho And Other Stars Attend Wedding

Former GOOD DAY leader Heejin has tied the knot!

On October 10, former GOOD DAY member Heejin got married in a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony. TVXQ’s Yunho, Brave Girls’ Yuna, singer Park Soo Jin, and REDSQUARE’s Green—who was previously bandmates with Heejin in Good Day under the stage name Genie—were all in attendance at the wedding.

The following day, Heejin took to Instagram to share several photos from the wedding, writing, “I’ve decided to spend my entire lifetime together with someone who, from the very beginning up until now, has always thought of and cared for me more than I have myself. I’m so happy that I was able to spend such a special day in such a special place together and receive so many blessings. Thank you to everyone who came a long way to congratulate us! We’ll live happily while fighting and laughing a lot in the future.”

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Ramona Singer From ‘RHONY’ Reveals Why She Didn’t Attend Kelly Dodd’s Wedding

If Ramona Singer from The Real Housewives of New York City played matchmaker for Kelly Dodd from The Real Housewives of Orange County, why wasn’t she at Dodd and Rick Leventhal’s wedding?

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Singer recently shared a photo from a vineyard in the Hamptons. Fans wondered why Singer was in New York instead of at Dodd’s Napa wedding. After a slew of questions, Singer finally commented on Instagram.

“Yes, I was invited to [Kelly Dodd’s] wedding,” she shared in the thread. “But not allowed to fly as we are filming season 13.”

Kelly Dodd hoped Ramona Singer would be at her wedding

Unlike many other couples who postponed their nuptials due to the pandemic, Dodd and Leventhal married on their original wedding date. Dodd shared in 2019 that the couple planned to marry on October 10, 2020. She also assumed Singer would be in attendance.

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Commander of Boeing’s First Manned Flight to Space Pulls Out to Attend Daughter’s Wedding

Terry Renna/AP/Shutterstock Astronaut Chris Ferguson

Astronaut Chris Ferguson, who was expected to serve as the commander of Boeing’s first test flight to space next year, announced he’ll be giving up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity due to “several commitments” he cannot afford to miss.

In a video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday, Ferguson, 59, revealed the news, calling the decision “difficult and personal,” but reassured his followers that he remains “deeply committed to human spaceflight.”

Though the astronaut remained mostly general in his explanation — only saying that the decision was due to prioritizing his family and important commitments — a spokesperson at Boeing confirms to PEOPLE that one of those commitments included his daughter’s wedding.

“I want to share with you a difficult and personal decision I’ve had to make,” he said in the clip. “I have chosen to step aside as commander of the crewed flight test, scheduled

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Boeing astronaut skips space flight to attend daughter’s wedding

He wouldn’t miss this wedding for the world.

The commander of Boeing’s historic first crewed space flight has stepped away from the assignment in order to ensure he’ll be on Earth for his daughter’s wedding next year.

Astronaut Chris Ferguson announced the news on Wednesday, describing it as a “difficult and personal decision” to leave his position with the Boeing Starliner crew and skip the trip to the International Space Station in 2021.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson has removed himself from the first Starliner crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021. 

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson has removed himself from the first Starliner crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021. 
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“I’m taking on a new mission, one that keeps my feet planted here firmly on Earth and prioritizes my most important crew – my family. I’ll still be working hard with the #Starliner team and the @NASA_Astronauts on our crew,” Ferguson tweeted.

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Boeing Starliner commander drops out to attend daughter’s wedding

Astronaut Chris Ferguson was going to command Boeing’s first crewed flight to the International Space Station, but he has bigger priorities.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric Boe stepped aside from the first Starliner crew for medical reasons. Both were replaced by experienced space station astronauts.

In a video posted to his Twitter account, Ferguson said it was a difficult decision, but “next year is very important for my family.” He said he has several commitments

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Cynthia Bailey Says She’s ‘Not Sure’ NeNe Will Attend Wedding Amid ‘Issues’ With RHOA

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Wedding Etiquette During the Pandemic: To Attend or Not?

Weddings this fall are likely to feature masks and outdoor events.
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Although the Covid-19 coronavirus caused many to postpone their ceremonies earlier in the year, clarity on how the virus spreads and less rigid social distancing mandates are leading to a return of weddings this fall—albeit with mask-wearing and smaller numbers.

That poses previously unimaginable dilemmas for a wedding guest: Will proper cleaning protocols be followed? Will there be close contact among attendees?

The good news is that most nuptials are proceeding with caution. Of those with weddings in 2020, 71% are incorporating health and safety measures into their celebrations, with 63% adjusting seating arrangements for more distance, according to data from wedding website the Knot.

However, a slate of headlines detailing how ceremonies have spread the virus—from a hidden indoor gathering in San Francisco to a super-spreader event in Maine that led to

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