weddings

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Delray Beach, Florida-based wedding gown retailer Alfred Angelo filed for bankruptcy and shut all of its stores Thursday, including the one on Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville.

Professional Best Man business card
Jake Overman Consulting

A movie called “The Wedding Ringer” is starring Kevin Hart as a guy for hire as a best man. In Jacksonville, as it turns out, the idea isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds. The River City is home to a “Professional Best Man” for grooms-to-be.

In “The Wedding Ringer,” Kevin Hart’s character will be by a groom’s side, for a fee.

In Jacksonville, Jake Overman is for hire too, but not exactly like in the movie.

Darby Underwood

One lucky Jacksonville couple have something extra to celebrate this Valentine's Day—their upcoming wedding is getting some "ultimate" special touches, and they are on the house.

MBA Orlando, Central Florida's LGBT Chamber of Commerce, is starting a campaign to bring same sex newlyweds to the state. Activists say Central Florida alone will lose $154 million in potential revenue over the next three years if the state does not pass a marriage equality measure.

Last weekend, a quiet block on the northwest side of Chicago appeared to be taken over by villagers from the mountains of southern Poland. That's because a Polish Highlander wedding was getting underway. But even before the couple arrived, there was a lot of pomp, circumstance — and moving of cars.

Any time now the bridal party will be arriving and Andy Zieba — father of the bride — is ringing doorbells, asking neighbors if they can please move their cars.

"Excuse me, ma'am? You don't know who's the Honda belong to?" he asks.

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