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One couple's wedding announcement has surpassed any kind of satire that a comedian could have hoped to create.

Grace Hays Holcomb du Pont and Conor Jackson Sutherland (yeah) did what many young couples with 1950s sensibilities would do, and placed a wedding announcement in the New York Times.

The pair married on 30 September at Grace Episcopal Church, New York.

They met at Princeton and, as you might expect, they have loaded parents.

She is a daughter of Jean Young du Pont and Pierre S. du Pont V of Tarrytown, N.Y. The bride’s father is a partner, in Manhattan, at HPM Partners, an investment and wealth management firm. Her mother was until 2016 the president and chief executive of the Garden Conservancy, an organization in Garrison, N.Y., and is now a legal, strategic and development consultant.

Du Pont is also descended from the Du Pont family, founders of the DuPont company which was in 2014 the fourth largest chemical company in the world based on market capitalisation.

The couple allegedly met when Grace offered a Conor a ride on her family's motorised boat.

The two men had just moored their sailboat and were preparing for a long row back to the dock, whereas she was piloting her family’s motorised tender. They took the ride.

The anti-wealth comments on the article were nevertheless rich in their own way.

HT News AU

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