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How to make a small wedding feel special, even for virtual guests

You’ve been planning it for months, if not years, and now that your wedding day is in sight there’s another spanner in the works. Your parents insisted you invite all the aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours and in-laws under the sun but now thanks to Covid-19 you have the fun job of restructuring your guest list and whittling it down without hurting anyone’s feelings and without losing the special feeling that’s essential for a wedding day. 

You’ll do something online, of course, but what? And how can you make those joining you over video feel like they’re right in the middle of the celebrations?

Wedding planner Kate O’Dowd of Love & Gatherings says couples impacted by restricted numbers should plan their day as if it was intended to be an intimate event with close family and friends. She thinks it is an opportunity to be even more creative on your big

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Virtual Auction Will Benefit the Bronx Documentary Center and Bronx Photographers

Jared Soares, “Lawrence” (© Jared Soares; courtesy Bronx Documentary Center)

Today, the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) in Melrose virtually opened its 6th Annual Photo Auction Benefit. Half of the proceeds from the sale, which is open through October 22, will fund the BDC’s exhibitions, public programming, and educational initiatives; the other 50% will benefit Bronx-based photographers, including program participants, experiencing financial stress due to COVID-19. The works on offer are valued from $100, for a pair of photobooks by Fazal Sheikh, to $9,000, for an archival silver gelatin print by Gilles Peress.

Pat Kane, “Northern Playground” (© Pat Kane; courtesy the Bronx Documentary Center)

A community-oriented arts nonprofit, the Bronx Documentary Center is committed to supporting photography and photojournalism that engage with issues of social justice and themes of social change. Many of the prints and photobooks on offer echo these values as they explore topics like refugee camps, the

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Watch ‘Father Of The Bride’ cast reunite for virtual Netflix sequel

Steve Martin in ‘Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)’ – Credit: Netflix/Still

The cast of Father Of The Bride have reunited for a virtual, online Netflix sequel – you can watch it below.

The original cast of the film reunited for the first time in 25 years on Friday (September 25) to take part in Father Of The Bride Part 3 (ish).

Deemed a “special sequel”, the film caught up with the Banks family on a Zoom call for a special wedding-related announcement.

Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Kieran Culkin, Martin Short all reprised their roles for the 25-minute film. They were also joined by some additional cast members including Alexandra Shipp, Ben Platt, Florence Pugh, and Robert DeNiro.

You can see the full film below:

Writing in the New York Times, director Nancy Myers opened up about returning to the Father Of The Bride

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Watch as Father of the Bride Cast Reunites for Virtual Netflix Sequel

The cast of Father of the Bride reunited after 25 years, bringing back many original characters for a Zoom-style new story in what Netflix is calling a “special sequel.” Running about a half hour long, the quasi-sequel, dubbed Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), was made available to watch for free on Netflix’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The special reunion was put together for the benefit of the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen, which works to provide meals to millions of children, families, seniors, and frontline workers.

Reprising their roles from the original Father of the Bride movies from the 1990s, the reunion special stars Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kieran Culkin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Martin Short, and George Newbern. Also featured in the special in new roles were several other fan favorite Hollywood stars, including Alexandra Shipp, Florence Pugh, Ben Platt, and Robert DeNiro. Reese Witherspoon also appears to

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A virtual hen party and an eloping wedding package for Cathy and Dave

As with so many other 2020 brides and grooms-to-be, Covid-19 “really disrupted” their wedding arrangements, says Cathy Coleman.

But their plan B turned out to be more than they could have wished for. Cathy, from Ballinhassig, Cork, exchanged vows with Dave Duffy, from Blackrock, Dublin, on Hags Head at the Cliffs of Moher.

Cathy Coleman and Dave Duffy. Pictures: Philippe Gosseau
Cathy Coleman and Dave Duffy. Pictures: Philippe Gosseau

“We were due to get married in June in Actons Hotel, Kinsale, and we were gutted when we had to cancel. We saw the option for the Cliff of Moher ‘elopement’ on the Eloping in Ireland Facebook page and instantly knew this would be perfect for us,” said the bride.

“There are other options out there that are just as amazing, if not more so than the traditional wedding. We are just so happy with how everything went, even though it was not what we had originally planned.” 


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Virtual weddings are becoming the norm during the pandemic, and wedding planners think they’re here to stay

a wedding cake: Virtual weddings are gaining popularity. Jason Cox/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider

© Jason Cox/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider
Virtual weddings are gaining popularity. Jason Cox/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider

  • Over one third of couples with weddings scheduled through October 2020 are considering having virtual weddings, according to Zola, a wedding planning and registry company.
  • Since gatherings are restricted due to the pandemic, new virtual wedding services are helping couples broadcast their celebrations, and the industry is growing rapidly.
  • Many in the industry believe virtual weddings will remain even after the pandemic — one company, LoveStream, has received inquiries for October 2021.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Rivka Holzer spent years running weddings with hundreds of guests as an events manager at a New York City catering company. That changed when the pandemic hit.

“We worked as far as we could into mid-April, and then our boss had a Zoom call with us and told us that we were furloughed,” she said.

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‘Father of the Bride’ cast to reunite during virtual event Friday

Sept. 23 (UPI) — The cast of beloved ’90s film Father of the Bride will reunite during a virtual event this week.

Netflix said Tuesday that it will host a reunion on its YouTube and Facebook accounts Friday at 6 p.m. EDT to raise funds for the nonprofit World Central Kitchen.

The streaming service shared a teaser for the special from the perspective of Steve Martin’s character, George Banks. George gets an e-mail from his daughter, Annie Banks-Mackenzie (Kimberly Williams), featuring photos from her wedding, and an invite to a video call from his son, Matty Banks (Kieran Culkin).

“25 years later, the Banks family returns for a very special event to benefit World Central Kitchen,” text in the video reads.

Netflix has yet to announce which cast members will take part in the event. Father of the Bride starred Martin, Williams, Culkin, Diane Keaton, George Newbern and Martin Short.

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