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Celebrations: Weddings and Anniversaries

For Sunday, November 17, 2013

LAST UPDATED: 11:14 a.m. HST, Feb 12, 2014

Jewel Kanoelani Petersen and Robert Alan Havi­land (Photo courtesy Peterson / Haviland)

Jewel Kanoelani Petersen and Robert Alan Havi­land exchanged vows in Stamford, Conn., on Nov. 7. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Fred Kaiser and the Rev. Kate Heich­ler.

The bride is the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Madge K. Petersen of Kua­loa. She attended Kahuku High School and is a retired bartender. 

The groom is the son of the late Albert A. and Elizabeth J. Havi­land of Stamford, Conn. He received a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy. He is a retired environmental engineer. 

The couple resides in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Love, by the numbers 

Tuesday was a popular day for weddings, with many couples attracted by the sequence of numbers in the date — 11-12-13. 

Having planned the date of their wedding 3 years ago, James Mull, 44, and Jennifer Melton, 40, both of Raleigh, center, tie the knot in front of friends, like Best Man Ray McRae, rear left, and Matron of Honor Susan Watson, right, and Melton’s sons Dane, 10, left, and Daniel Melton, 12. Couples turned out at the Wake County Justice Center to get married on Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013  by Judge Jeffrey P. Rowland in Raleigh, N.C.   According to Judge Rowland, who had been officiating weddings for 25 years, the average number of weddings for a Tuesday is about five. On Tuesday 11/12/13 he performed 17. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein)

In the midst of a crowded courtroom, Steve McMorrow, 32, of Raleigh, and Amber Aponte, 29, pose for a photo before their nuptials by his sister-in-law Rachel McMorrow, right, Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013 in Raleigh, N.C. Couples turned out at the Wake County Court to be married by Judge Jeffrey P. Rowland on the day 11-12-13. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein) 

Tashana Sherrier and Randolph Parker wed in Ringgold, Ga. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein) 


The Star-Advertiser's Sunday "Celebrations" page recognizes the newly wed and those whose marriages have stood the test of time.


Couples married in the past six months may submit a free wedding announcement. Forms are available at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, and online at

Submit a completed form along with a photocopy, PDF file or digital photo of your official marriage certificate (a clear smartphone photo is acceptable). Wedding photos are optional and will not be returned.

Email or call Nancy Arcayna at 529-4808.


Couples celebrating 25th, 50th or 75th wedding anniversaries are invited to share their news in a free announcement as well. We welcome both a current photograph of the couple and a wedding photo. Photos are optional and will not be returned.

Forms are available at the same address and website above. Email or call 529-4747.


For a paid customized wedding or anniversary notice, call 529-4700 or email

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