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The New York Times' dry notation about Drew Katz's (son of Inquirer owner Lew Katz) wedding, held at the Breakers in Palm Beach, definitely did not include all the fun details that South Florida gossip site GossipExtra.com and the New York Post have published, like:• GossipExtra puts the wedding tab at more than $1.5 million, which may seem like a lot of cash, but keep in mind that Lew Katz sold the New Jersey Nets for $300 million in 2004.• Recognizable faces among the 500-plus guests included Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Oprah BFF Gayle King, Newark mayor Cory Booker, bad girl socialite blogger
The New York Times reports: "Rachel Lauren Snyder, the daughter of April J. Snyder and Dr. Robert A. Snyder of Golden Beach, Fla., was married Saturday evening to Drew Alexander Katz, the son of Marjorie J. Katz and Lewis Katz of Cherry Hill, N.J. Rabbi Aaron Krupnick officiated at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., with Rabbi Edwin Farber taking part."Rachel Katz is a lawyer for a New York non-profit. Drew Katz is chief executive of Interstate Outdoor Advertising, a Cherry Hill billboard company. And Lewis Katz, of course, is part of the consortium of Philly-area rich guys and
20, bored, and sitting alone in a Doubletree Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. What else is a boy to do? Watching a wedding taking place in the hotel's courtyard, Chalfont native Samuel James Dengel decided to join the fun.The mother of the bride told police that Dengel was watching the wedding from his room, naked, with his genitals pressed against the window. Another attendee told police that Dengel had a large tattoo on his back and "placed his buttocks against the glass several times and bent over," according to a police report.This man's bug shot (here) suggests a person who never
Our colleagues at Bridal Bulletin report:What's left to say? Except, you know: Elope.
Well, if you gasped when you heard that theaverage wedding these days costs upwards of $27,000, then prepare to shriek: Apparently, that number in Philadelphia is actually $38,369!ABC News reports that a recent study done byTheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com declares Philly, actually, to be the eighth most expensive place to get married in the country. (New York is numero uno.) Does that surprise me? No, not necessarily. Does it surprise me that it beats out, say, LA? Yes, definitely. And even Miami, where stuff gets a little flashy.
We’re doing this interview three days after you got married at the Academy of Music. You’re not the honeymooning type?No, my husband and I work too much. And to be honest, we spent the budget on the wedding. Which was totally worth it. Next year, next year.
Emmy Award-winning media personality Maria Papadakis, Philly.com contributor, and Raw Artists TV host, and Brendan Kent, associate business manager at Kent & Kent, were married in a beautiful wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon at St. George Greek Orthodox Church Cathedral in Philadelphia. The bride is the daughter of renowned Drexel University President and CEO Constantine “Taki” Papadakis, who passed away in 2009, and Eliana Papadakis; the groom is the son of Lawrence J. Kent, partner at Kent & Kent, and Mary Kent. Maria's dress was a unique Monique Lhuillier, with a white-lace beaded corset and a silk organza skirt co-designed by Mark Ingram. Her cathedral-length veil, specially designed by Peter Langer in Italy, complements the wedding dress’s intricate beading. The bride wore Vera Wang three-inch stilettos that she wore when she danced at her first father-daughter dance a decade ago as a debutante at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria when she was 17.
A second man has been arrested in connection with the Society Hill wedding brawl from last week that basically set the Internet on fire and reaffirmed the world's stereotypes about Philly. Brian Lanza—a 29-year-old from Jersey—reportedly turned himself in on Monday. He's charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges after allegedly assaulting an officer. Matt Sofka—the 26-year-old that had already been arrested in connection to the brawl—maintains that he entered the hotel as the fights were in progress and unknowingly defended himself from an officer when approached from behind while he was trying to reach his
Turnpike Chief Resigns. As everyone argues over whether or not the turnpike is crumbling beneath a mountain of debt, its chief executive is stepping down, citing fatigue and stress. [Inquirer]Man Disputes Wedding Brawl Charges. Mark Sofka, the man who was nightsticked, Tasered and arrested during the wedding brawl last weekend, says that he didn't even show up to the hotel until the melee had already started. His father is a retired police officer and he says he has the highest respect for law enforcement officers. [Inquirer]Cops Seize Five Kilos of Heroin. Cops raided a Mayfair house and came up with
In the past couple of years, a significant number of local crime stories here in Philly have found themselves in the national news, from various Phillies fan incidents to last summer's flash mobs to the saga of that lady in Upper Darby last week who found a very creative way of transporting vials of crack cocaine.
Philly Wedding Brawl. A fight between members of the same wedding party (and members of a second wedding party) led to an all-out melee in Society Hill early Sunday morning. Police say that alcohol played a big role in the fiasco. The uncle of one of the brides was found unconscious and was later pronounced dead. Authorities say he died of a heart attack. Police arrested one man and cited two others in the aftermath of the ordeal. [Daily News]Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. Mayor Nutter went on State of the Union With Candy Crowley on CNN on Sunday to