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From college friends to business partners, these stationers are celebrating 10 years in business together

Nov 30, 2023
Danielle McCarthy and Ellen Kelly run a luxury wedding stationery business in Newport, Rhode Island, where they specialize in letterpress printing.
Kelly and McCarthy met their freshman year of college at an art school in Beverly, Massachusetts. Now, they both live and run their stationery business in Newport, Rhode Island.
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In China, marriage numbers have fallen, but those who choose to marry have their reasons

Oct 17, 2023
People get married for love, traditional cultural beliefs and to have a social safety net.
A couple takes wedding photos in a Shanghai park.
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Business school felt like a better bet than art, but an adviser encouraged her to take the plunge

Aug 5, 2022
"I know that art is something that I'm very interested in, but I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to make money doing it," says Devin Tormey.
Devin Tormey paints wedding scenes live.
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Business for mini weddings is booming

Jun 6, 2022
“The supply chain for floral is just crazy right now," said Gretchen Culver of Minne Weddings.
Gretchen Culver, owner of Rocket Science Events and creator of Minne Weddings.
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Ready to tie the knot? Consider 2023

Aug 9, 2021
Delayed nuptials and new engagements have lovebirds scrambling to find venues and photographers.
Many venues, caterers and photographers are booked through 2022.
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From recession to celebration, the business of wedding vows

Oct 3, 2019
During the financial crisis, two writers found their way into the wedding business.
A bride reads her vows at a ceremony officiated by Angie Sommer.
Amanda Wei