Newlywed police officers celebrated for returning to work the day after their wedding

Soon after they committed to each other, this newlywed couple also showed their commitment to their jobs. 

Cole Hoyer and Kelly Momber are two police officers in Michigan with the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD). They were married in May, but less than 18 hours after they said their vows, the couple returned to work. 

This week, the GRPD recognized Hoyer and Momber on social media for their sacrifice. 


According to the Facebook post by the GRPD, Hoyer and Momber met at the police department and fell in love.

Like many other couples in 2020, they had to change their wedding plans because of the coronavirus pandemic. What was initially supposed to be a large wedding turned into a much smaller ceremony, the Facebook post said. 

“This certainly did not dampen their spirits and the joy of the day,” the GRPD wrote.


Hoyer and Momber’s wedding was on May 30, the same day that demonstrators began protesting police brutality in Grand Rapids, as part of a national response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

According to a report from MLive at the time, the protests in Grand Rapids began peacefully but turned into a standoff with police. 


Many of Hoyer and Momber’s wedding party — who are also police officers — were called to help respond to the violent demonstrations shortly after their wedding ceremony, according to the GRPD. 

Two newlywed police officers with the Grand Rapids Police Department in Michigan returned to work less than 18 hours after they were married, earlier this year. (iStock)

Two newlywed police officers with the Grand Rapids Police Department in Michigan returned to work less than 18 hours after they were married, earlier this year. (iStock)

“Cole and Kelly were heartbroken, but their loyalty to the community they serve and the desire to be with their law enforcement brothers and sisters brought them into work the very next day, less than 18 hours after they were married,” the GRPD said on Facebook. 


“This type of sacrifice often goes unnoticed,” the GRPD added. “It can be thankless work, but the call to serve never sleeps and it does not take time off. Cole and Kelly are the epitome of what a GRPD officer is; self-sacrifice and stepping up to serve the community when they are needed the most. Thank you Cole and Kelly, and may you have a long and beautiful marriage!”


Hoyer and Momber were also celebrated online by military boot company Bates Footwear in its own Facebook post.

“Thank you to you both, Cole and Kelly, for stepping up to serve your community when it needed you most,” the footwear company wrote. “Congratulations on your marriage and stay safe!”


Source Article

Make Someone’s Day This Holiday Season With This Lotus Biscoff Gift Basket From Etsy

Photo credit: Etsy/MillerCoGifts
Photo credit: Etsy/MillerCoGifts

From Delish

To know Biscoff cookies is to love them, and for the ultimate fan of the flavorful and sweet treat there is an Etsy shop that sells gift baskets with every Biscoff product you can imagine. Whether you’re looking for a holiday gift, housewarming present, or a simple “thinking of you” package, nothing says “I love you” more than all the best Biscoff items out there.

The basket by MillerCoGifts includes a large pack of caramelized biscuits, a large pack of milk chocolate biscuits, two travel packs, either smooth or crunchy Biscoff spread, two Biscoff & Go packgs, and four individually wrapped biscuits. The Biscoff & Go packs include mini bread sticks and Biscoff spread for dipping—think of them as fancy Dunakroos.

All of these items come carefully wrapped together and can be purchased for just $32.79. It’s one of the best-selling items at the MillerCoGifts Etsy shop, and the reviews rave about just how much time is put into the gift wrapping making each box extra special.

“The gift box is Lotus Biscoff heaven! I ordered one for a gift to my sister and also received one myself. It is really well packaged and a great selection of items. Also the hand written note is a lovely addition. Really quick delivery too,” one reviewer wrote.

MillerCoGifts also offers substitutions if you’re sending the basket to someone with a dairy allergy or dietary preference. The chocolate Biscoff biscuits include milk so can be traded for more of the caramelized biscuits if needed. This might be the easiest thing you can buy to make someone’s day this holiday season. Biscoff makes everything better.

You Might Also Like

Source Article

Princess Beatrice Sends Fan a Personal Handwritten Note About Her ‘Magical’ Wedding Day

Princess Beatrice Made a Last-Minute ‘Request’ to Borrow the Queen’s Dress for Her Wedding Gown

“It was touching for both of them,” a friend of the bride tells PEOPLE

Princess Beatrice has pulled off another wedding surprise.

A post shared on the royal fan account, the Duchess of Wonderland, reveals that Beatrice and new husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s have sent touching, hand-written notes to well-wishers following their July 17 nuptials.

“Thank you so much for the wonderful note you so kindly sent us on the occasion of our wedding this summer at Royal lodge,” Beatrice wrote in the card dated July 2020, which features a picture of the newlyweds emerging from the floral-draped doorways of All Saint’s Chapel, in Windsor Great Park — a short drive from Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle home.

“Edo and I had a magical day filled with special moments with our families,” the note continues. “We are so grateful to all those who have worked so hard to protect our communities over the last few months, we owe them so much.

“Thank you for thinking of us as we begin our married life. Beatrice and Edo.”

In an equally heart-warming response, the Instagrammer wrote alongside an image of the card, “Look what the postman brought this morning, Princess Beatrice’s wedding reply 😍

“I loved this photo so I’m so happy it was used and the card and the message inside is just so sweet and a lovely nod to all those who helped during the pandemic 👑💕.”

theduchessofwonderland Instagram

The emergence of the note comes a week after Beatrice personally thanked the public for their kind words of support in a rare message on her official Twitter page, where she also spoke of her joy at wearing one of the Queen’s hand-me-down dresses.

“It was an honour to wear my grandmother’s beautiful dress on my wedding day,” she wrote, adding that she hoped that “many” people would be able to see the 1960s-era Norman Hartnell gown in person at Windsor Castle, where it went on display in September as per royal tradition.

“Thank you to everyone who has sent in and tweeted their best wishes for our special day in July,” she added. “Edo and I are so excited to embark on this new chapter together.”

Can’t get enough of PEOPLE‘s Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!

Only a small group of around 20 close friends and family, including the Queen, Prince Philip, 99, and Beatrice’s father, Prince Andrew, 60, were invited to catch sight of Beatrice walking down the aisle in the gown at the low key ceremony, which had to be rescheduled from it’s

Jenna Lyons Does the Same Beauty Routine Every. Single. Day.

Photo credit: Mei Tao/Hanna Varady
Photo credit: Mei Tao/Hanna Varady

From Marie Claire

“I didn’t want to make clothes anymore,” says Jenna Lyons, the influential former president and creative director of J.Crew. And so, three years ago, she stopped. “I so appreciate having that moment to check in with myself and think, What do I actually enjoy? Now I’m really happy.” Though she admits to fumbling around before figuring out her next endeavors, Lyons has spent 2020 in hustle mode: She just launched Loveseen, a beauty brand with makeup artist Troi Olivierre, is designing a furniture line and a boutique hotel in the Bahamas, and her eight-episode show, Stylish with Jenna Lyons, debuts on HBO Max on November 26. “I never thought I would do a television show. It was just because I took a meeting,” she insists. “Don’t be shy. I’ve had a lot of insecurity for a really long time. And I’m getting used to being scared.” Here, Lyons shares a snapshot of her day.

Rise & Shine

The time I wake up? As late as humanly possible. Optimal hours of sleep: 14. Typical? Five to six. The first thing I always do is check on my son and walk my pup.

Morning Maintenance

How long it takes me to get ready currently depends on my Zoom schedule, who I’m meeting [with], and how glamorous I know they’re going to look—ultimately, whether they expect to see my face or not. Skincare is Arcona Brightening Gommage and Biologique Recherche Masque Vernix. I top it all with Creed Silver Mountain Water.

Makeup—first and foremost, I apply my LoveSeen lash in Cate in brown. I have barely any eyelashes so this is essential to make me look awake. Then it’s red lips [Nars in Red Square], slicked-back hair. This is a formal PSA for M.O.P. to reinstitute Glisten because I buy it on eBay for, like, $80. Eyeliner is liquid. Always. Nails are bare or red, nothing in between.

Hair situation? A black rubber band.

Power Start

Iced latte.

Zoom Beauty Cheat

My favorite thing is Dior Airflash and a foundation sponge—it takes two seconds and makes you look ten times better.

Favorite Fitness Fix

Favorite is a strong word. Something I do now is Melissa Wood Health [a low-impact, mostly body-weight workout], although I don’t understand how she can do all of the things she does. What I miss the most is OrangeTheory.

Beauty Icon

David Bowie

Best Job/Worst Job


Words of Wisdom

If it feels wrong, it’s wrong.

Hidden Talent

[Making] Pavlova.

Backup Career

Yoga instructor.

Worth It

A Joanna Czech facial.


CLE Melting Lip Powder.

Night-Out Look

Always a navy smoky eye. And at night I up my lash to a fuller look with the Romy in black.

Primping Playlist

The Gap Band, Stevie Wonder, The National, Gil Scott-Heron, Curtis Mayfield, Billie Eilish, Florence and the Machine, Amber Mark, Lizzo, Rihanna, Unions, Frank Ocean, Jessie Ware, and Young T & Bugsey.

Evening Wind-Down

Shower at night, always. I

Princess Beatrice talks ‘magical’ wedding day to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

a woman standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Hello! Magazine

© @Copyright HELLO!
Hello! Magazine

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have sent heartwarming thank you cards to well-wishers, which have been unveiled three months on from their secret wedding in July.

MORE: Princess Beatrice opens up about secret wedding for the first time

In a post shared on royal fan account, the Duchess of Wonderland, the royal couple sent hand-written notes alongside an official wedding photo.

Touching upon their “magical” day, the message read: “Thank you so much for the wonderful note you so kindly sent to us on the occasion of our wedding this summer at Royal Lodge. Edo and I had a magical day filled with special moments with our families.

Loading the player…

WATCH: The stunning photos from Princess Beatrice and Edoardo’s wedding

“We are so grateful to all those who have worked hard to protect our communities over the last few months, we owe them so much.”

MORE: Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s monogram has the sweetest tribute to Princess Beatrice

READ: A look into royal family members as step parents

The heartfelt note concluded with: “Thank you for thinking of us as we begin our married life. Beatrice and Edo x.”

Over the summer, Beatrice and her husband, property developer Edoardo, surprised the world after they revealed they had secretly got married during the pandemic.

text, letter: princess-beatrice-wedding-card

© Provided by Hello!

A picture of the thank you note Princess Beatrice has sent credit: @theduchessofwonderland

Although the couple were due to marry at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, followed by a reception at Buckingham Palace, they actually ended up marrying in Windsor.

MORE: All the signs showing Princess Beatrice’s close bond with the Queen

Their ceremony was attended only by the couple’s parents, siblings, Edoardo’s son Wolfie, and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

a person standing in front of a stone building: princess-beatrice-official-wedding-photo

© Provided by Hello!

The thank you card was accompanied by this official wedding photo

The sweet thank you cards come shortly after Edo gave royal fans a rare insight into their married life together. “My favourite room in my house is the kitchen,” he said in a recent interview with the Financial Times. “I’ve fallen in love with cooking again.

“It’s been the epicentre of our family life and we come together for every meal. We are lucky enough to have a small vegetable garden and we cook seasonally. Even my son has got involved.” He also admitted that the only “object I would never part with is my wedding ring”.

Beatrice, 32, and Edoardo, 37, were believed to have originally invited over 100 family and friends, but were forced to reduce their numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.

Source Article

Charles and Diana’s wedding day will be not be recreated in full in ‘The Crown’

One of the most highly anticipated storylines for fans in the upcoming season of The Crown will surely be the blossoming relationship between Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. However, it has been revealed that the couple’s wedding day will not be depicted in full in the series, although we will get to see actress Emma Corrin wearing a replica of Diana’s famous gown.

a girl looking at the camera: We will, however, get to see Emma Corrin in a replica of Diana's dress

© Des Willie – Netflix
We will, however, get to see Emma Corrin in a replica of Diana’s dress

According to a new report from the latest issue of Town & Country – which sees the actors who play Diana, Charles and Camilla on the cover – the wedding day will not be recreated in full.

“While the union was one of the most watched events of its time, it’s one major moment that’s not recreated in the upcoming fourth season of The Crown,” the report explained.

However, as has already been seen in the trailer for the upcoming season, we will get to see Emma Corrin wearing a replica of the wedding dress that Diana wore on her big day.

“The Emanuels, who designed the original, gave us the patterns, and then it was made for me,” Corrin told British Vogue.

“We were filming the scene when you first see her in the wedding dress — I think it was Lancaster House in London — and I had a team of about 10 people helping me put it on, because it’s massive. I walked out and everyone went completely silent. More than anything else I wear in the series, it’s so…It’s her.”

a person in a wedding dress: The Crown S4

© Des Willie – Netflix
The Crown S4

The season will depict the early days of the famous royal couple’s relationship, covering the time period from 1977 to 1990. It will then introduce their sons, Prince William and Prince Harry – and will also track a number of important political moments during that period, which saw Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister.

Gallery: The Crown Finally Releases Photos of Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, and the Resemblance Is Uncanny (PopSugar)

Season four of The Crown will be released in full on Netflix on 15 November. For everything you need to know about the season, head this way.

a person standing in front of a crowd: The Crown S4

© Des Willie – Netflix
The Crown S4

In need of some at-home inspiration? Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for skincare and self-care, the latest cultural hits to read and download, and the little luxuries that make staying in so much more satisfying.


Source Article

On International Pronouns Day, transgender women talk inner strength, outer beauty

Wednesday marked the third annual International Pronouns Day, which is meant to educate and raise awareness about the importance of respecting personal pronouns.

This day, and the push to make asking and using other people’s personal pronouns commonplace, spotlights an issue that particularly affects the transgender and gender nonconforming communities, experts have said.

Two transgender women and a Northwell Health surgeon spoke at a livestreamed event organized by the hospital on Wednesday about some of the issues facing the transgender community.

Rubi Lacroix, 25, of Babylon, who grew up in Gramercy Park, and Demi Washington, 28, a South Carolina native who now lives in Brooklyn, underwent facial feminization surgery and spoke about their experiences alongside Dr. James Bradley.

The operations last seven hours or so as chins and jaws are softened, noses and brows re-sculpted and hairlines lowered, experts said.

“I have a softer face now,” Washington said. “It is easier for people to see me as a woman.”

Said Lacroix, on her way to becoming an X-ray technician and then a nurse: “It was really tough; I had to do this.”

About one half of transgender boys attempted suicide in their teens; for girls the rate was nearly one-third and for nonbinary individuals, whose identities fall outside of the gender binary, the figure was just under 42%, an October 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics study found.

“This is not about hair and makeup … this is a life-changing procedure not easily recovered from,” Washington said.

During the recovery, said Washington, “There is a lot of time to think about what it means to have the exterior features of a woman. This doesn’t erase anybody’s strife — now, all of a sudden you’re thoroughly deemed a sexual being. Now I’m reduced to the exterior, the woman you happen to see.”

“You have to be very strong to (handle) the transitions,” Washington added.

Crimes against transgender individuals appear to be on the rise by some measures, though they likely are quite undercounted because people are wary of how they will be treated — and some are not out.

Two years ago, 10 hate crimes against transgender individuals or their property were reported in New York State, down from 14 in 2017, Division of Criminal Justice Services statistics show. There were 18 such hate crimes in 2016, and one in 2014 and 2015.

For nonbinary individuals, who may prefer to be addressed with plural pronouns instead of as “he” or “she,” there were four hate crimes reported in 2018, zero in 2017, and five in 2016. Two were tracked in 2015, three in 2014.

Like many transgender individuals, Lacroix knew early on that her body did not match who she was on the inside.

“I think this is the best decision I ever made in my life,” she said. “Now, people

‘I wanted my big princess wedding’; Brides and grooms are forced to reimagine their wedding day or postpone as COVID pandemic drags on

Victoria Schindler walked down the aisle in her white gown. She stood next to her soon-to-be husband and turned to the audience.

Then the couple slipped in their airpods. There was no large audience sitting nearby waiting to throw rice, only immediate family. Most of the guests were on Zoom waiting to hear the couple exchange their vows.

It might sound unique but this is how many weddings go these days as the COVID pandemic continues.

“We wanted people to be there for us and to join us on this,” Schindler said. “It was like literally one of the best days of my life. But I didn’t want to put anybody in danger.”

During the start of the pandemic, some brides chose to reschedule weddings. But as the pandemic continues to loom, brides are having to make new choices about what they want their big day to look like.

Stephanie Croteau originally planned on marrying the love of her life on July 25 after being together for 10 years.

They waited until May before deciding they needed to reschedule to a later date. Now that date — Nov. 14 — is fast approaching as the number of positive COVID cases begins to increase again.

“I wanted my big princess wedding,” she said, acknowledging her wedding will look very different from what she imagined. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less important.

The pandemic isn’t the only hardship the couple has had to overcome before becoming husband and wife.

Three years ago, Croteau had a miscarriage and their relationship was on the rocks. They were trying to stay strong but it was hard, she said.

Then leaving their oldest daughter’s birthday party, Croteau’s fiance was in a motorcycle accident. He spent the following 12 hours in surgery fighting for his life.

“My whole life was like frozen in time,” she said.

He survived and they spent the next six months recovering together.

“If we can face death then we can face anything together,” she said.

Most recently they had to face finding a new venue after their original location would no longer work. They also are having to make arrangements to keep everyone safe during the wedding.

Instead of the typical hours long wedding, it will only consist of the ceremony and a cocktail hour to limit the amount of exposure, she said. There will be wedding specific masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. They also decided to change from having a full bridal party to just including the maid of honor and best man to allow for more family to attend.

Then maybe next year the couple can bring everyone together, especially those from out of state for a backyard BBQ and, eventually, a honeymoon.

Couples aren’t the only ones feeling the devastation and impact from the pandemic. The wedding industry overall is hurting.

“The industry is really struggling with a lot of people who are furloughed indefinitely. There are people who are just not working at all,” said Sarah Glick-Romashko,

Nikki Bella Won’t Be Wearing This Accessory on Her Wedding Day

Nikki Bella and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev have postponed their 2020 wedding due to COVID-19 safety rules and are now in the thick of2021 planning — and just like everyone else, have had to adjust due to the pandemic. The former WWE star and her Dancing with the Stars hubby-to-be wanted a wedding in Los Angeles, but they’ve put the brakes on that location for one very simple reason — they want a mask-free day.

Los Angeles still has strict mask-wearing rules and they want a big party where they can run free. “We’re actually moving [the wedding] from L.A. to somewhere else… not sure if I am allowed to say where yet, but there are definitely plans,” Chigvintsev told Access Hollywood on Monday. “The only thing we know that we want to make sure is that we don’t have to be wearing masks during the wedding.”

You can’t blame the couple for wanting beautiful wedding photos without N95 masks. It’s not the sexiest look to sport on one of the most important days of your life. Perhaps a destination wedding is now on the books, but there’s one thing Bella has always wanted after the ceremony.

“I want to make sure the world is in such a clear space,” Bella revealed to Us Weekly. “The day I get married, I just want a massive party. I want a bash. I want everything I’ve dreamed of.”

Their dreams are already halfway there with the birth of their son, Matteo, in August. Now Bella and Chigvintsev will seal the deal becoming husband and wife — just no masks, please.

Before you go, click here to see all of the celebrities who had babies born in 2020.

Launch Gallery: Every Celebrity Couple Who Postponed Their Wedding Due to Coronavirus

More from SheKnows

Best of SheKnows

Sign up for SheKnows’ Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Source Article

The Queen Didn’t Let Meghan Markle Get Her Way on Her Wedding Day

Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo – Getty Images

From Woman’s Day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s time together in the royal family wasn’t always perfect. But, according to a new royal biography, their awkward run-ins with the other royals began as early as their wedding.

In his new book Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, royal historian Robert Lacey recounts a moment during the royal wedding when Harry butted heads with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The awkward moment apparently went down after Harry told staff members working on the royal wedding that “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets” after she was told she couldn’t wear her first-choice tiara for the big day. Apparently, the Queen wasn’t a fan of the declaration. In a short excerpt shared by the Mirror, Lacey writes:

“Not for the first time, nor sadly the last, the word ‘no’ pushed a button inside him and he flew into a rage. There were dressers and flunkies present, guarding and organizing the jewels, so it was inevitable that his now-famous exclamation should find its way to the outside world —What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!

Her Majesty did not approve. ‘Meghan cannot have whatever she wants,’ was was [sic] reported to have replied. ‘She gets the tiara that she’s given by me.”

It’s worth noting, of course, that there have been conflicting reports about Meghan and Tiaragate since the royal wedding. In their recent book Finding Freedom, royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand offered a very different account of events. Scobie reiterated how well the tiara selection process went during an interview with True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat.

“The tiara selection went wonderfully. The Queen was very happy, Meghan was very happy,” he said, according to the Mirror. “In fact Meghan’s words when that story came out were ‘how sad, I love my tiara.'”

Want more entertainment news? You’re in luck! Sign up for our FREE newsletter for even more of the Woman’s Day content you want.

You Might Also Like

Source Article