Rumors swirled this week about John Galliano's successor at Dior and Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
What will the father say, in toasting his only daughter on her wedding day?
And then, of course, there is the blizzard of tweets about who will create Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
Two weeks ago, journalists were arrested trying to capture shots of the Beaux Arts mansion where the wedding will take place.
The firefighter who found her strapped into her airplane seat danced with her at her wedding.
The wedding party is just going to start, and then we can go too.
Maria came, and, thanks to the holiday spirit of a wedding week, for a long day.
Crosbie, to whom all this was not repeated, would have preferred a wedding in the country.
And so the wedding was set for a few days after Commencement.
On the wedding day, the bride and bridegroom are seated on two planks placed on the dais.
Old English weddung "state of being wed" (see wed). Meaning "ceremony of marriage" is recorded from c.1300; the usual Old English word for the ceremony was bridelope, literally "bridal run," in reference to conducting the bride to her new home. Wedding cake is recorded from 1640s; as a style of architecture, attested from 1879.
Old English weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from Proto-Germanic *wadjojanan (cf. Old Norse veðja "to bet, wager," Old Frisian weddia "to promise," Gothic ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE root *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. Latin vas, genitive vadis "bail, security," Lithuanian vaduoti "to redeem a pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Germanic languages (cf. German Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to English. "Originally 'make a woman one's wife by giving a pledge or earnest money', then used of either party" [Buck]. Related: Wedded; wedding.
Language designed to deceive; empty talk; self-serving verbiage
[1900+; words as empty as an eggshell that a weasel has sucked]