Marrying for Love - and Health Care Coverage
This new video about health insurance as a chick magnet seems to be part of a new trend in times of financial crisis - practicality when it comes to love.
My friend Carrie Sloan wrote a terrific story about preparing for her wedding in two days, based on a very practical decision to marry sooner than later.
She had just been laid off from her job as an editor and was given three days of health insurance coverage. She and her beloved, Adam Lisberg, were already engaged and decided to move thier fall marriage to that Friday so that Carrie could hop onto his health insurance plan at the NY Daily News, where he is a City Hall Reporter.
Carrie e-mailed me to see if I could possibly officiate her wedding - two days before it was to take place. It just so happend I had a 4 pm Ceremony in Central Park so I told her I could marry her at 5:30 PM and that it would be my honor. I was truly touched to be part of it.
I have to say, it was a beautiful ceremony. It took place at The Pool, in Central Park, at 100th Street and Central Park West. Carrie and Adam are two beautiful lights, and together, they shine brighter. It was clear by the way they looked at each other and their comfort with one another that they were very much in love. They radiated love!
They said their "I dos" and exchanged candy rings (no time to get real ones) before parents (who flew in from long distances to attend the wedding) and friends who surrounded them in a circle of love. Even the ducks were stopping by to watch. A great sense of joy and playfulness prevailed.
They will do it again in the fall, in a ceremony officiated by the groom's step dad. This time, the wedding rings will be made of gold. Mazel Tov Carrie and Adam!
Photo of Rev. Laurie Sue with newlyweds Carrie and Adam and their pooch by Desiree Navarro.
Read Carrie's account of her rushed, yet wonderful, nuptials. She prooves it is indeed possible to marry well without spending a year planning!