Yes, Federal Donuts Makes “Wedding Cakes”

It's a Federal Donuts wedding cake!

It’s a Federal Donuts wedding cake!

Sometimes you just don’t know you need something until you see it. But now that we know Federal Donuts wedding cakes are a thing, we definitely will be disappointed by the next wedding we go that doesn’t have this at the dessert table.

Philadelphia Wedding has all the details on the Fednuts Wedding cake.

We’re Obsessed: It’s a Federal Donuts Wedding Cake! [Philadelphia Wedding]
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Your Crazy-Expensive Wedding is Destroying Society

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Let me confess: I’m a lucky guy. When I started courting my soon-to-be-wife back in 2005, she quickly let me know she wasn’t a diamond kind of gal. So when I proposed, it was with a (very inexpensive) garnet ring, made by a local jeweler, of her choosing. When we got married, we sealed the deal with simple gold bands. And we did so at a wedding that we did our damndest to make as cheap, fun and low-maintenance as possible. All of which proved, as far as I was concerned, that we were a good fit.

So it’s possible that I have a bias when I ask the following, very-serious question:

Are American weddings destroying our economy and our society?

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Au Contraire, Marriage is For You

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First thing’s first: I’m sure that Seth Adam Smith is a really, really nice guy. If you’ve seen the pictures on his website and read his writing, it’s clear that Smith has got a kind of earnest, freshly scrubbed All-American handsomeness, along with an intense desire to be a Good Man that one finds in really popular youth pastors. It’s a combination of qualities that is winning and should take him far in life.

But man, I cannot stand his most popular piece of writing. You’ve probably read it. It’s a blog post titled “Marriage Isn’t For You,” and in the last week it’s been linked in a million Facebook timelines, been featured on the Today show, and generally been applauded as a font of wisdom about what marriage should be.

Only: It’s not.

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The New York Times Wedding Section Hates Philadelphia

Behold Wedding Crunchers: A massive, juicy trove of information about the New York Times wedding section. Just plug in any keyword and 30 years worth of data about elite couples you love to hate will show up in graph form! Now you can finally quantify what you always suspected about the types of people who makes the cut. (You know, like people with absurd-sounding hyphenated names.) Below, some Philly graphs.

1. Proof that Philadelphia is quite unloved by the Times. In 2013, about 36 announcements contained the word “Philadelphia.” Boston got double. Washington got quadruple. And New York can go play with itself.

2. Penn dominates Drexel and Temple.

3. Nobody has ever used the word “Cheesesteak” in a Times wedding announcement.

h/t Slate

Inside Lew Katz’s Son’s $1.5 Million Palm Beach Wedding

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 Dori Cooperman, and Steve Hytner, who is best known for playing Kenny Bania on Seinfeld.

• Guests were told to make charitable donations in lieu of gifts. (Classy.)

• Drew’s bride, Rachel, wore Oscar de la Renta.

• There were heart-shaped (awww) fireworks over Palm Beach.

Even if you don’t know who Lew Katz is, a look at Drew’s Twitter feed and Facebook page would tell you the 41-year-old wasn’t having a potluck reception. Besides running his (generous) Cherry Hill-based Drew Katz Foundation, which has donated over $1,000,000 to non-profits since 2003, the ad/media exec is living the life, hanging with the likes of U2′s The Edge and the Dalai Lama.


Here’s Drew Katz with U2′s The Edge.


Here’s Drew Katz at former “best restaurant in the world” El Bulli.


Here’s Drew Katz holding hands with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.


Here’s Drew Katz on a plane with Larry David.


Here’s Drew Katz with Yoko Ono and Michael Bloomberg.


Here’s Drew Katz with Cory Booker.


Here’s Drew Katz with Chase Utley.


Here’s Drew Katz with Jon Bon Jovi.

Lewis Katz’s Son, Drew, Gets Married In Florida

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 wise men who now own the Inky, Daily News, and Philly.com.

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