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Fun Times, Family Memories Await At New Concord Event Center

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CONCORD, NH — Tucked deep into the woods, along a dirt road nearly a half a mile off Bog Road, will probably be one of the most romantic areas of the city next month after a new wedding and corporate function hall opens in West Concord.

After nearly two years of planning and many months of construction, The Barn At Bull Meadow is scheduled to host its first wedding in October.

The function room became a dream of Justin and Jennifer Stephens and later, Justin’s brother, Eric Stephens, after the couple put together their own wedding and had a hard time finding the right location, with the ambiance they desired, at a price point they could afford. Jennifer Stephens studied event management in college and after exchanging their vows, the couple began to discuss the idea … a lot.

“Where we got married, it was a husband and wife that

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Kate and Eric: Courtyard wedding featured family heirlooms in every part of the day | Weddings

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GAME DAY They married on a Husker bye weekend, which fell the day before what would have been her grandparents’ 50th anniversary. “Every Nebraska bride will understand the struggle in trying to have a fall wedding,” Kate says. They invited 160 guests, with the bulk of their budget going toward guest experiences, like the meal and bar.



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SWEETEST MOMENT They’ll never forget reading their vows to each other. “We hadn’t heard them before the ceremony. It melted my heart to hear the words Eric put together,” Kate says. Their ring bearer, nephew Kingston, stole the show with his happy demeanor. He even got offers from other engaged guests to be the ring bearer for their weddings.

UNITED WE STAND They planted an oak seed from the Nebraska Arboretum for the unity ceremony, using mason jars full of soil from the backyards of where they

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Prince Harry Furious When Royal Family Tried To Intervene In Meghan Markle Wedding Plans, Book Says

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KEY POINTS

  • Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he asked their uncle Charles Spencer to intervene in his plans to marry Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry “went mental” when Prince William told him to slow things down with Markle
  • Prince Harry and Markle are planning to spend Christmas with the royal family

Prince Harry allegedly got furious when his older brother Prince William meddled with his plans to marry Meghan Markle less than two years after they met. The younger royal wasn’t happy especially when the Duke of Cambridge involved Princess Diana’s brother, their uncle Charles Spencer, according to a new book.

Royal biographer Robert Lacey released a new book entitled “Battle of the Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.” In it, the author detailed the falling-out between Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s two sons, who were very close growing up.

Lacey serialized the

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I’m ‘incredibly proud’ of my sons’ support for Hsien Yang and me in family dispute: Lee Suet Fern

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WATCH: Lee Suet Fern speaks about her family being in the spotlight and on her son coming out about his sexuality.

SINGAPORE — Over tea at the St Regis hotel recently, Lee Suet Fern, 62, was animated as she recalled the birth of her eldest son Shengwu in 1985, and the reaction of her in-laws Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, and his wife Kwa Geok Choo.

“They’re very traditional. They wanted a male grandson, and this was the male grandson they were waiting for. My mother-in-law clucked with pleasure,” said the mother of three with a laugh. She is married to the late couple’s youngest child Hsien Yang, 63.

“Shengwu’s birth was the biggest event for them on a personal level. Mama was thrilled, Papa was thrilled, they were deliciously, deliriously happy. It meant a lot to them. It felt to them like a first, although my brother-in-law … Read More

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Family of Maine pastor who officiated ‘super spreader wedding’ will hold indoor ceremony next month

Pastor Todd Bell (pictured) has continued to hold in-person services at Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, Maine, even after he officiated a wedding that was linked to cases and deaths

The family of a Maine pastor who officiated a ‘super spreader’ wedding linked to at least eight coronavirus deaths and nearly 200 cases in the state, will come together for an indoor ceremony and celebration next month.  

Pastor Todd Bell, of the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, officiated the August 7 wedding in Millinocket that has been linked to more than 180 infections, including in an outbreak at a nursing home in Madison, more than 100 miles away, and a county jail. 

Despite the deadly outbreak, the family is set to gather once more on October 17 to watch Bell’s son tie the knot at an indoor service at South Church in Portsmouth, the Bangor Daily News reported. 

Church spokesperson

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Defiant Maine pastor’s family planning weddings across state line in NH amid virus outbreaks | Coronavirus

SOMERSWORTH, New. Hampshire — The family of the defiant Baptist pastor linked to Maine’s largest COVID-19 outbreak after officiating a wedding near Millinocket in August will gather next month for another wedding and reception, just a few miles from virus hotspots in York County.

It is unclear whether Todd Bell, head of Sanford’s Calvary Baptist Church and a religious school, will conduct the ceremony between his son and a New Hampshire woman at an indoor service on Oct. 17 at South Church, a Unitarian Universalist church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. But a “family minister” will officiate the ceremony, said Jennifer Leyden, a spokesperson for the church.

About 50 are expected to attend the 20-minute wedding in a sanctuary designed to hold 525 people, Leyden said. It will be “an in-and-out service” that won’t include a choir. Attendees are expected to wear masks, provide names and phone numbers for contact tracing

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Defiant Maine pastor’s family planning wedding events across state line amid virus outbreaks

SOMERSWORTH, New Hampshire — The family of the defiant Baptist pastor linked to Maine’s largest COVID-19 outbreak after officiating a wedding near Millinocket in August will gather next month for another wedding and reception, just a few miles from virus hotspots in York County.

It is unclear whether Todd Bell, head of Sanford’s Calvary Baptist Church and a religious school, will conduct the ceremony between his son and a New Hampshire woman at an indoor service on Oct. 17 at South Church, a Unitarian Universalist church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. But a “family minister” will officiate the ceremony, said Jennifer Leyden, a spokesperson for the church.

About 50 are expected to attend the 20-minute wedding in a sanctuary designed to hold 525 people, Leyden said. It will be “an in-and-out service” that won’t include a choir. Attendees are expected to wear masks, provide names and phone numbers for contact tracing

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Their Cure for Coronavirus Stress: Family Boxing Workouts

Juan Bedoya usually reprimands his three kids for fighting. But during the pandemic, he’s actively encouraged it—with friendly, supervised family skirmishes.

Unofficial family fight club has helped the Bedoyas manage the stress of constantly being together, he says.

Mr. Bedoya, a 44-year-old engineer in Lawrenceville, Ga., started boxing 12 years ago when trying to lose weight ahead of his wedding. He lost 50 pounds in six months and is now a certified boxing trainer. Nine years ago he started competing in amateur matches. “Boxing is a young man’s sport, but my ego and competitiveness tells me I can still do it,” he says.

Mr. Bedoya, an engineer who has been working remotely from his home in Lawrenceville, Ga., breaks up his day with a heavy-bag workout.

Pre-pandemic, Mr. Bedoya trained three days a week at Buckhead Fight Club in Atlanta. Workouts included rounds of jump rope, shadowboxing, mitt and heavy-bag

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Look: Antiques dealer seeking family from 100-year-old wedding photo

Sept. 25 (UPI) — A West Virginia antiques dealer is trying to identify the people pictured in a nearly 100-year-old wedding photo so the item can be turned over to the family.

Darren Mayfield, who runs online antique store The Plastic Pendulum with his wife, Glenda, said he came across the old black-and-white photo while picking through items in the stockroom of a Wellsburg florist.

The photo depicts nine women of various ages in white dresses at a wedding. The photo does not have a date, but the back bears the mark of The Thomas Studio, a photography business that operated from 1915 through 1930 in Huntington.

Mayfield said he wants to find the descendants of the people in the photo so he can present it to the family.

“I honestly couldn’t tell you why I feel so compelled to find its family,” Mayfield told The Herald-Dispatch newspaper. “I just

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Royal Family Gives Sneak Peek Inside Windsor Castle Dining Room (Where Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Gown Now Lives)

The royals have treated us to an unofficial tour of Windsor Castle’s State Dining Room and it’s just as luxurious as you’d expect.

Princess Beatrice recently paid a visit to the royal residence to see her Norman Hartnell wedding gown, which now serves as a centerpiece in the State Dining Room’s display. Alongside the glittery dress, which was borrowed from Queen Elizabeth, we see Princess Beatrice’s Valentino shoes and a replica of her bouquet, which is made from artificial flowers.

However, Queen Mary’s fringe tiara (the one that Beatrice wore when she said “I do”) was not included in the exhibit.

In the photo from the royal family, in addition to the stunning display, we see the eye-catching color scheme, featuring red carpeting with matching red and gold curtains. The dining room also features ornate walls and ceilings with a stylish marble fireplace, a small clock and a large portrait

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