by Terri Pous
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After six years of adorable red carpet appearances, one precious daughter, and many promises to seal the deal once same-sex marriage became legal, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have finally tied the knot.
The couple, who got engaged in late 2009 after Shepard proposed with a Neil Lane engagement ring, exchanged vows at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office on Thursday as Bell cried tears of joy. According to Us Weekly, Bell and Shepard went to the office just to obtain a marriage license, but then took up a court employee's offer to marry them on the spot in a nearby courtroom.
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It was a somewhat anticlimactic event given how excitedly Bell "re-proposed" in June after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Her declaration of love followed their many years of adamantly waiting to get married until same-sex couples could, as well.
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"I don't feel
It's About Time! Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Are Finally Married—Though it Wasn't the Wedding We ExpectedBy BRIDES | Love + Sex – Mon, Oct 21, 2013 10:48 AM EDT
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Both Danielle Fishel (who played Topanga) and Rider Strong (who played Shawn) tied the knot over the weekend.
Let's break down the two weddings:
Fishel, 35, wed longtime boyfriend Tim Belusko at Vibiana, a former cathedral, in Los Angeles this past Saturday, 10/19. She told PEOPLE magazine that "The most important thing is that the day feels authentic to us. We're traditional, but also a bit wacky!" The bride wore a lace Enzoani wedding gown and was escorted down the aisle by her father to the song "Forever" by Brian Culbertson. Over 200 guests were present, including 12 bridal party attendants.More Wedding News: Jon Bon Jovi Walks a Fan Down the Aisle
One day later, her former costar Strong, 33, married actress Alexandra Barreto at an undisclosed camp site in Oregon. The couple hosted an untraditional, camp-themed celebration. Us Weekly reports that it included a ropes course, games, and a talent show.Read More »from "Boy Meets World" Stars Tie the Knot!
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The Ace of Wands card suggests that the potential for a new sexual attraction, love connection, fertility or readiness to pursue intimacy could be liberating, but you may have to take matters into your own hands if communication or inhibition is an issue. Enthusiasm, passion and spontaneous or innovative romantic plans or announcements could be present in your love life or relationship at this time.
If you’re tired of the public-proposal trend, this one will make you smile — a London woman (a woman!) recently popped the question to her boyfriend at a restaurant, with the help of a magician, and he said yes.Read More »from Put a Ring On Him: Female Proposals on the Rise
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Gillian Douse, 34, and her boyfriend, Bernie (no last name was provided), recently celebrated his birthday at an Italian eatery. The couple shared a love of magic, so Douse contacted magician Tom London to help plan the proposal. While the couple was eating, London approached and asked if he could perform a magic trick.
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London borrowed a ring that Bernie already wore on his ring finger and made it vanish. Then, he pointed to Douse’s pocket to suggest that the ring was inside, and Douse pulled out a white box, which she slowly opened to reveal a silver band. “Will you marry me?” Douse asked. Bernie looked
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 1:21 PM EDT
You know how there are just some actresses you wish you could be friends with? There are so many things I love about Kerry Washington, I don't know where to start. Her classiness, her career choices, her style, and the fact that she manages to have a private life while still sharing a ton of herself with the public. How many celebrities can pull of a super secret wedding to a major NFL star - a guy plenty of her fans didn't even realize she was serious about or even dating? Actually, quite a few. More than I realized, in fact. So in addition to my girl, Kerry, here's a slideshow of stars who also managed to keep one of the most meaningful and romantic moments to themselves. No small feat. Hey, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson… just something to think about. Click through for 7 celebrities who pulled of secret weddings! -By Sarah Bernard
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
Pinterest boards curate shiny objects of lust but for Amanda Roman, they were a place to store her wedding dreams. She told a girlfriend in passing one day that she "thought it would be cool" for boyfriend Ryan Leak to surprise her with a proposal and wedding on the same day. But how does one make that happen when there are so many wedding details that need to be coordinated for the big day? Pinterest.
Over the course of the year, Ryan went through over 200 images pinned by Amanda to pull off a surprise, that included flying her to Miami under the ruse of helping a friend move. ABC15.com reported, "When he dropped to his knees outside of a hotel, it became clear this was no ordinary trip." According to the story, he had planned everything. Flowers and a wedding gown were purchased. Family and friends flew in to complete the surprise. Ryan even had a hair stylist and makeup artists at the ready to prep his bride-to-be for a memorable day.Read More »from Fiance Surprises Girlfriend with Her Dream Wedding
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You don't intend to hurt your guy, but a lot of seemingly NBD behavior can seriously tank his mood. Here, real men open up about the stuff you do that makes them cringe. By Anna Davies, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Things You Do that Make Him Think You Don't Care
Handing over a mile-long to-do list
"My wife and I have been married for 10 years, but when she writes me a list of errands I feel like I'm just some hired helper. I also don't like it when she gives me directions on how to grocery shop or pick up our son from day care. I know how to do these things, and I'm happy to do them, but I'm going to do them my way!" -George, 33
Going back on a decision we made together
"I hate when my wife suddenly goes soft on something I thought we'd agreed upon as a team. Recently, she let our daughter create a Facebook account, even though we'd told her that she had to wait until her birthday. It feels unfair that I'm always turned into the bad guy." -Steve, 37
Not watching my TV show
"I love Breaking Bad so much that I usually go to a bar around the corner
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 6:32 PM EDT
The Queen of Pentacles card suggests that you could reap the benefits from this Queen's generous domestic connection, perhaps by learning from her example. You can create the comforts of a career, home and family without being run ragged or seeming smug. Treat each project, plant, pet or job like your baby. Foster its independence or its ability to grow big and strong. Give someone who looks up to you another chance, or turn an error into your unique style by adding your special touch. Choose quality over quantity and love may flourish. You might have the opportunity to nurture some sensual pleasure or acquire a more abundant and fertile environment.
- Daily Makeover | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 5:35 PM EDT
By Wendy Rodewald, Daily MakeoverRead More »from Women Wait 4 Weeks to Let a New Boyfriend See Them Without Makeup: Study
Women Without Makeup Makeup-free selfies might be a trend among celebrities, but the average woman isn't quite as open to people seeing her barefaced - especially potential partners, a new study shows. Women wait an average of four weeks and one day to let a new boyfriend see them without makeup, according to a survey of 2,000 single women reported by the Daily Mail.
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When staying over a new partner's house for the first time, a third of women polled admitted to rushing to the bathroom to touch up their makeup before their hookup wakes up. They also spend an average of 40 minutes getting ready for a date.
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The reason? Six in ten women want to be sure the guy likes them enough before revealing their makeup-free face. And a third of women think that if they're seen too early in a relationship barefaced, it won't go anywhere. Meanwhile, a third
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