Wednesday, April 30, 2003

"WE DECIDED NOT TO CALL THE COUPLE TO ASK IF THEY REALLY LOOKED THAT GOOFY": And boy, did the Eau Claire (Wisc.) Leader-Telegraph regret it. Y'see, they received this engagement announcement photo from Sarah Palmer and Nate Moquin:

And on January 20, they printed it.

Which would've been fine, of course, had Nate told Sara that he was planning on using that picture. He thought he was being cute. Sara was less amused than he anticipated.

The couple is still planning to wed on May 10. You can read about them here.

Aside from the glasses issue, two other factors would have prevented the New York Times from running the announcement:
1. The Grey Lady does not do engagement announcements any more.

2. The Times requires that "couples posing for pictures should arrange themselves with their eyebrows on exactly the same level and with their heads fairly close together. Couple pictures should be printed in a horizontal format."

Remember that, Mopey Boy.

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