Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
As Long as We Both Shall LoveThe White Wedding in Postwar America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Karen M. Dunak

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814737811

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814737811.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 29 May 2022



(p.169) Conclusion
As Long as We Both Shall Love

Karen M. Dunak

NYU Press

This concluding chapter examines recent wedding trends as well as the Americans' varying degrees of interest in and varied responses to weddings by focusing on three high-profile nuptials: Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, and Jenna Bush and Harry Hager. It suggests that, even as understandings of marriage may have changed, wedding styles of recent years reflect a combination of the modern and the traditional. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, some couples continued to embrace the elaborate, the excessive, and the over-the-top celebration style. However, a new form of wedding emerged, one marked by more simplistic, measured, and sane approach to celebration. This chapter also discusses the influence of social media and the DIY trend on modern American weddings.

Keywords:   wedding, Prince William of Wales, Catherine Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, Jenna Bush, Harry Hager, social media, DIY, marriage

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.