Wedding issue not colorful enough

´╗┐Reading your [October 18] Weddings special insert, out of your 12 couples, I didn't see a single person of color getting married. In fact, I only saw one black guy in any of the photos of groomsmen and bridesmaids. What gives?

Don't blacks, hispanics, asians, etc. get married any more? Or is it that they are less effective at selling over-priced "wedding professionals," venues, and services, which seems to be the main point of your issue?

For the record, when my wife and I got married, we didn't hire a single professional, and many of our friends and relatives told us that it was one of the best weddings they ever attended.

Pete Marshall
Charlottesville

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7 comments

Just another questionable move from this rag. In fact I don't think I've EVER seen a minority in the wedding seller.

Well RJ, guessing the wedding issue was not targeting you. Hope you boycott the advertisers....oh never mind.

And come on Hook, step up and acknowledge that same sex couples are having gorgeous weddings and ceremonies all over town. How about featuring a few of those?

Do they buy wedding dresses? Show me the money!!

Well played hooksters. I would have thrown that letter in the trash minorities don't spend money on weddings. Even Pete says they did'nt hire any pro's so you know he ain't white. All them honkies want to do is show off all that loot when baby gets hitched. Too bad none is left for the divorce six months later...

Should show some big black buck with some blondie princess in tux and gown and really stir the pot!

Typical liberal mentality: immediately looking at color of skin for quotas. I believe MLK said something about judging a man by the color of his skin. Mr. Marshall probably sits with a notepad tallying the number of minorities anchoring newscasts.

Pete, it is up to the families if they want to "overspend" on professional wedding services. Not sure The Hook would garner advertising revenue if they offered full page ads for receptions at The Haven or honeymoorn suites at The Crossings. In case you don't recall, the point is to generate advertising revenue.

Forgive Mr. Marshall, for he has been bitter ever since they cancelled "Hollywood Squares."

R.I.P.: Paul Lynde