Interabled YouTubers, ‘Cole and Charisma,’ Celebrate Wedding

As a couple who share a formidable internet following, it may be somewhat shocking to learn that Charisma Jamison and Cole Sydnor met the old-fashion way.

In November 2017, Ms. Jamison, at the time an inpatient rehab technician at Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers in Richmond, Va., noticed Mr. Sydnor working out on the outpatient side of the facility. Mr. Sydnor is a C5/C6 quadriplegic — he’s completely lost function of his hands, trunk and legs, with limited function in his arms, wrists and shoulders. He was injured in 2011, when he struck a rock with his head after diving into the James River in Virginia.

When Ms. Jamison saw Mr. Sydnor across the room, she didn’t see someone with limitations — she saw a friendly smile and a pair of bright, blue eyes.

“It was very easy to look past physical limitations being in my career,” Ms. Jamison, 26, said. “And the fact that Cole was super attractive didn’t hurt.”

Despite not working on the outpatient side of Sheltering Arms, Ms. Jamison found herself offering a helping hand to Mr. Sydnor as he finished working out on an electrical stimulation bike, which helps shock his muscles into operating the bike.

“I had electrical pads on my legs, buttocks, and I was exhausted and sweaty,” Mr. Sydnor, 25, recalled. “It was not the first impression I was looking for.”

They had a friendly, flirty conversation and would meet again a few days later at the Sheltering Arms annual fund-raising gala. Mr. Sydnor’s mother, Kelly Sydnor, met Ms. Jamison at the gala and invited her to sit at their family’s table. She declined, but a good first impression had been made.

“I just thought she was radiant and lovely,” Kelly Sydnor said of their encounter. “When Cole told me about Charisma, I was really glad to hear they were going on a date. I could tell she was so authentic.”

Ms. Jamison and Mr. Sydnor exchanged pleasantries once again at the gala, and later that night, she followed him on Instagram. Mr. Sydnor returned the favor, and then he “slid into my DMs,” messaging each other on the app, Ms. Jamison said.

They became a couple several weeks later, on Dec. 1, 2017.

The questions started to arrive immediately from friends, family, and the occasional judgment from passers-by. What was it like dating a quadriplegic? What is it like being an interabled couple? What is an interabled couple?

“I knew it would be tough for them,” Mrs. Sydnor said. “I told Charisma early on, ‘You know you’re choosing a difficult road, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel it.’” Ms. Jamison is very close with her parents, Katrina and Derrick Jamison. When she came to them about Mr. Sydnor, they were cautious at first, but very supportive.

“Charisma has always talked to us and values our opinion,” her mother said. “She came home one day and asked how Derrick and I about an abled person dating someone that has a disability.

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Celebrate Zelda Style with A MERRY HYRULE CHRISTMAS

If you’re a child of the ’90s, chances are some of your favorite holiday memories involved getting the latest The Legend of Zelda game as a gift, and then promptly playing it for the rest of the holidays and ignoring the rest of your family. The holidays and characters like Link and Ganon are tied together in the memories of so many. So it’s only fitting that someone finally release a proper The Legend of Zelda Christmas album. Honestly, how did this take so long?

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The folks at Materia Collective are mashing up classic Christmas carols with the world of the classic Nintendo game for A Merry Hyrule Christmas. Produced by Eric Buchholz (Hero of Time) together with a merry band of arrangers, this festive collection is sure to bring a smile to your face. These clever arrangements will bring cheer to both Christmas music lovers and fans of the kingdom of Hyrule. With grandiose orchestra and choir combined with epic rock stylings, A Merry Hyrule Christmas has something for pretty much everyone.

The full tracklist is as follows:

  1. Kakariko Village
  2. O Sacred Light
  3. Clock Town Sleigh Ride
  4. Silent Knight
  5. Carol of the Goddess
  6. Dragon Roost Hymn
  7. Din Rest Ye Merry Deku Scrubs
  8. The Twelve Days of Christmas

In a statement, producer Eric Buchholz said “A Merry Hyrule Christmas is the first album to combine music from The Legend of Zelda franchise with classic holiday tunes of various genres. We have Zelda music with a Christmas twist, as well as Christmas music with a Zelda twist!. My goal was to create an album of videogame music that could blend in seamlessly with classic holiday tunes. I love the idea of folks being able to ‘trick’ their parents, grandparents, and family into listening to videogame music—without them realizing it!”

A Merry Hyrule Christmas is now available on all storefronts and streaming platforms.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas celebrate two-year wedding anniversary with adoring tributes

It’s been exactly two years since Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married in an extravagant multi-day wedding in India. And the couple, who have been known to mark all their anniversaries (of dating, their engagement, etc.) on Instagram, shared tributes to each other to celebrate today.

“Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life,” Chopra wrote in her tribute. “Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas.”

Jonas commented, “❤️😍,” on the post.

He also shared his own Instagram in honour of their wedding, writing, “Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you. ❤️”

Chopra commented on his post too, writing, “I love you meri jaan 😍”. (Meri jaan is Hindi and Urdu for “my life,” a term of endearment.)

What have Chopra and Jonas’ other tributes looked like this year? On 19 July, Chopra shared an Instagram post to celebrate the two-year anniversary of their engagement. She wrote, “To the greatest joy of my life. 2 years ago on this day you asked me to marry you! I may have been speechless then but I say yes every moment of everyday since. In the most unprecedented time you made this weekend so incredibly memorable. Thank you for thinking of me all the time. I am the luckiest girl in the world! I love you @nickjonas”

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And on 25 May, she did a post to mark the two-year anniversary of their first date. “2 years ago today we took our very first picture together,” she captioned it. “Every day since then you have brought me endless joy and happiness. I love you @nickjonas Thank you for making our life together so incredible. Here’s to many more date nights… ❤️😍”

While Jonas didn’t do a post for their engagement anniversary, he did do one for the anniversary of their first date in May. He wrote, “This beautiful woman and I went on our first date two years ago today. It has been the best two years of my life, and to think I am lucky enough to get to spend the rest of my life with her is such an incredible blessing. I love you babe. Happy two years ❤️❤️”

He also posted a birthday tribute to her on 18 July, one day before Chopra posted their engagement anniversary Instagram. “I could stare into your eyes forever,” he wrote. “I love you baby. You are the most thoughtful, caring and wonderful person I have ever met. I am so grateful we found one another. Happy birthday beautiful. 🎂”

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Priyanka and Nick Jonas Celebrate 2-Year Wedding Anniversary With Sweet Tributes

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are celebrating two years of wedded bliss! The couple took to Instagram on Tuesday to mark their second wedding anniversary with sweet tributes. 

“Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you. ❤️,” Jonas, 28, captioned a slideshow of photos from their over-the-top, extravagant Christian ceremony at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, in 2018. The couple also had a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, as well as many other pre-wedding festivities. 

Chopra, 38, shared a recent pic of herself and Jonas walking hand in hand in London. “Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all,” she captioned the sweet pic. “I love you @nickjonas.” 

In a recent interview with ET, Jonas opened up about how he and Chopra have been finding the “silver lining” amid lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“I’ve been able to stay real creative, just working on a number of things, whether it’s music stuff or film, television development and writing,” he explained. “But the biggest upside of all this has been that time at home, which me and Pri wouldn’t have had, had this all [not] happened, as busy as our schedules have been over the last couple of years.”

“That has been an upside, just for a little while, kind of planting our roots,” he continued. “I think both of us also spend a lot of our time bouncing our ideas off each other. Having that support kind of built-in at home is such an amazing thing. We’re actually working on a number of things together as well, so it’s kind of a family business at this point.”

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Celebrate Life and Work Memories With This Unique Holiday Gift for Any Entrepreneur, On Sale for Cyber Monday

This gifting season is an unusual one. Chances are, most of us won’t be able to do the type of large in-person gatherings we’re used to. And with more intimate holiday celebrations, it may make sense to give something a little more thoughtful and personal, too. That’s where Lifekive comes in.

Lifekive is an exclusive concierge service dedicated to celebrating every individual’s essential memories. It’s a complete package that tells someone’s entire life story or helps to commemorate and honor an important milestone.

With Lifekive, you get your own Starter Kit, which includes everything you need to progress through the Lifekive process. There are detailed instructions, pickup scheduling, and protection insurance so the photos and artifacts you provide the service are completely safe. Once you send off the essential items to make your gift, the photos and artifacts you provide are transformed into an incredible collection of keepsakes.

First, there’s an 11×11 hardcover book with 50 to 100 pages that perfectly captures the photos you provide. They’re printed in HD with 4-ink color technology for an ultra-sharp and dynamic finish while professional photographers, editors, and storytellers come together to complete the book.

Then, there’s a professionally edited video montage of the memories you provide, produced in full resolution with custom music, intuitive formatting, personalized tilting, and seamless transitions.

Finally, after all the images are edited, they are loaded onto an 8GB USB in full resolution. They’re also uploaded to a cloud storage provider of your choice for easy access later. And during the proofing process before your book prints, you’ll get a digital copy that you can hang onto and access anytime or share.

In a simple four-step process, you’ll work with Lifekive to give one of the most unique, touching gifts the entrepreneur in your life is likely to ever receive. The Lifekive Signature Package is ordinarily $799, but right now, you can get it all for just $559.20 when you use code CMSAVE20 at checkout.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Celebrate Their 2-Year Wedding Anniversary: ‘Always by My Side’

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas are celebrating two years of wedded bliss.

On Tuesday, the 38-year-old actress and her musician beau, 28, marked their second wedding anniversary with a pair of touching tributes to each other on social media.

Posting to Instagram, the We Can Be Heroes star shared a sweet snapshot of herself and Jonas taking a casual stroll in London, where she shared a sweet message alongside the photo. “Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life,” Chopra Jonas wrote beside the pic. “Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas.”

Priyanka, Nick Jonas posing for the camera: The pair tied the knot in Priyanka Chopra Jonas' home country of India on Dec. 1, 2018

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The pair tied the knot in Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ home country of India on Dec. 1, 2018

Then, on his respective Instagram account, the “Jealous” crooner shared two throwback shots from his 2018 wedding to Chopra Jonas, alongside his own special message for his wife of two years. “Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you. ❤️,” he wrote.

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The pair tied the knot during a Western wedding in Chopra Jonas’ home country of India on Dec. 1, 2018. The nuptials, held at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, came just four months after the couple was engaged in July 2018.

The groom’s father officiated the Christian ceremony, where the couple exchanged wedding bands by famed jeweler Chopard.

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Then, the duo wed in a traditional Hindu ceremony the next day, and subsequently held several wedding receptions.

“It is super important to Priyanka to have an Indian ceremony that honors her heritage and culture, just as it’s important to also have a Western ceremony that honors Nick’s Christian upbringing,” a source previously told PEOPLE of their festivities.

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Last month, Jonas spoke to Entertainment Tonight about how he’s managed to “find the silver lining” of 2020 by having extra time to be at home with Chopra Jonas, describing it as “the biggest upside of all.”

“That has been an upside, just for a little while, kind of planting our roots,” he told ET. “I think both of us also spend a lot of our time bouncing our ideas off each other. Having that support kind of built-in at home is such an amazing thing.”

Earlier in October, Chopra Jonas shared similar sentiments about having extra time with her husband, joking during a Today interview that she “still likes him after spending so much time with him.”

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Erin & Ben Napier Share Wedding Video to Celebrate 12th Anniversary: ‘Got a Little Teary’

a group of people posing for a photo: The Home Town stars have been together for over 16 years, and share daughter Helen, 2

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The Home Town stars have been together for over 16 years, and share daughter Helen, 2

Ben and Erin Napier are celebrating their 12th anniversary by sharing some behind-the-scenes footage of their big day — including their entire wedding video!

The stars of HGTV’s Home Town both shared posts on Instagram on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of their I do’s, which took place on November 22, 2008, at the University of Mississippi’s Paris Yates Chapel, each sharing a sweet message to the other in their captions. 

“Found our old wedding video and got a little teary. 12 years ago today,” Erin, 35, wrote alongside a four-minute video, which she shared via IGTV. “Still so thankful to be your wife,,” she continued, tagging Ben, 37.  

The video, set to the songs “Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura and “By Your Side” by Blue Mountain, gives fans a peek at all the wedding festivities, from taking photos with family and friends, to their kiss at the altar, to driving off on their honeymoon.

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The footage also offers a glimpse of Erin’s two bridal looks: a lace gown with a netted veil for the ceremony, and a frilly-sleeved cocktail dress for the reception! 

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Ben chose to share two sweet photos from their wedding day: one of him and Erin walking back down the aisle as newlyweds, and one of them sharing a smooch on the dance floor.

“12 years ago. We said I do. We’ve said it everyday since, and will say it everyday going forward,” he wrote in the caption. “Being @erinapier’s husband is the only thing I’m really great at. I have to work at everything else.”

The pair have been together for over 16 years, after meeting while attending Jones County Junior College in Mississippi.

“He was like a celebrity crush to me,” Erin told PEOPLE in an April 2020 cover story , admitting that she admired her husband-to-be from afar. “He was the president of every club and very popular but not exclusive. I would see someone eating alone in the cafeteria, and there was Ben, pulling up a chair beside them.”

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The secret attraction was mutual. “I remember seeing Erin the first week of school,” Ben said. “She was walking across the student union, and she had a pixie haircut. I didn’t know what a pixie cut was at the time, but I knew I liked it.”

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Still, they didn’t hit it off right away. During a chance meeting at McDonald’s, “I was so nervous talking to him I crashed and burned,” Erin said with a laugh.

“We had about three more encounters like that,” she

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