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Book Review: “Weddings/365”

There’s a reason we go ga-ga over celebrity weddings: The glitz! The glamour! The total train wrecks! And if you’re into weddings and into pop culture, you’re going to want to sift through media writer Harvey Solomon’s new book, Weddings/365.

The book is a datebook of sorts, offering a different A-list wedding for each day of the year. They’re all here: A fun mix of actors and musicians, princes and princesses, politicians and media personalities. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, who married today, Nov. 18, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in 2000. Jessica Sklar and Jerry Seinfeld, who wed on Christmas Day in 1999. Or, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, who wed Nov. 20, 1947.

Each entry tells a little about how the couple met, maybe something about their courtship, and details of the big day, from tall cakes and lengthy guest lists to quiet ceremonies not even the paparazzi knew about. There are plenty of pictures, too, though we wish there were more wedding day pictures (we want to see the dresses!) and that the pictures were bigger.

The book won’t do much to inspire your wedding day planning, but it’s a fun piece to leave on your coffee table and thumb through. Lists throughout the book chronicle the shortest marriages (six hours for Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker in 1919), Elizabeth Taylor’s many marriages, famous TV weddings, and expensive celebrity weddings.

Weddings/365 is a fun read for anyone who loves weddings (like us!) and the latest celebrity romance news (yes, that’s us again!). Happy reading!