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As Long as We Both Shall LoveThe White Wedding in Postwar America$
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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

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

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814737811.003.0007

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

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