O.K., Bridezilla, I know it’s June, but there’s still time to read this book before commiting matrimonial excess. It’s called Weddings of the Times, and it reveals marriage secrets that never made it into the NYT’s Sunday Style section. NPR interviewed the authors for The Bride Wore Vera Wang; The Groom A Codpiece. Here’s one wedding vignette:
“Jane Resnick and Paul Merrill were married yesterday at the Los Palos Community Center. A friend of the couple’s, Universal Life Church Minister Tim Hoddle, performed the civil ceremony.
“Ms. Resnick, 28, is the founder and proprietor of The Bead ‘n’ Seed store in Ukiah, CA. The store operates using a unique model of “community commerce,” whereby shoppers can milk goats or provide child care in exchange for beads or seeds.
“The bride’s parents are Dr. and Mrs. John Resnick of Long Island. Dr. Resnick is chief of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“The bridegroom, 39, is also a “doctor”: “Dr. Stoopid,” a noted medical marijuana advocate who passes out joints from a unicycle.”