Because one royal wedding is not enough…

by Eric Nuzum May 23, 2011 at 9:23 am 165 Comments

Kate and Will

Okay, before we really get going on my latest reign as Lord of Petworth, I’d like to take a moment to come clean on why I’m here–and why the Prince of Petworth is not.

Last night, our Prince of Petworth got hitched.

He and his brand new wife… (Well, she isn’t “brand new,” really–that would be weird, like marrying an infant or something. No, she’s been around for a few years…a bona fide adult, even.)

ANYHOW, he and his wife are taking a few well-deserved days away to contemplate what they’ve done and how they can get out of it without having to return any of their wedding gifts.

And let me answer the question about the wedding that I know everyone is wondering: Yes, I looked fantastic.

In all seriousness, the wedding was letter perfect. Despite the threat of rain on the outdoor wedding, the sun came out and it was lovely. The Prince definitely “married up,” his bride is not only one of the most charming and kind people I’ve met here in DC, but last night she looked ridiculously beautiful.

And I don’t think the Prince could have smiled any more than he did.

I think it would be great if you folks took a moment to leave the Prince and his bride a shout out in the comments. If 3,000 people can leave comments every time any PoP post mentions crime, gentrification, cats, graffiti, bad restaurant service, or teenagers–than I think you folks can knock out a quick congrats on a happy occasion.

  • Peter

    Awesome news – congrats!

  • Buffy Wilson

    Congrats, PoP! ::raises coffee cup::

  • Marco

    congratulations Dan!

  • Kalorini

    Congrats Dan!

  • dreas

    Congratulations–hope there are many happy years of married life ahead!

  • nettie

    Congrats Pop!

  • KR

    Yay, congrats PoP!

  • PG

    Mazel Tov!

  • Janie4

    Congratulations, Prince and Princess of Petworth!

  • Kate

    !!! Congratulations!

  • Nicole

    Hooray, congrats!!

  • Andy(2)

    Congratulations – any honeymoon PoP t-shirt photos?

  • Anon


  • Anonymous

    Now, if she married a Prince, doesn’t that make her a Duchess. What exactly is her official title? Duchess of L’Enfant?

    In all seriousness, hope you live a blessed life together!

  • Cristina


  • Jr. Princess of Edisonia

    Yay!! Congratulations you guys!!

  • Hoodrat

    Congrats PoP! Much love and luck to you both!

  • MnomeNa

    Wonderful news to start off this week. Congrats!!

  • DLT

    Congrats and a wish for a lifetime of happy years together!

  • Anon

    Congratulations PoP!!!

    I am loving the references to the Dutchess of L’Enfant.

  • Eckingtonite


  • Serf of Park View


  • Amy

    Way to go!!! have a fun honeymoon!

  • moamick

    Congrats PoP! Raising a glass to you and your wife in Guatemala.

  • Lizi

    Congratulations! Many years!

  • C Money

    Congratulations PoP!

  • MC

    Congratulations!!! I wish you both many years of happiness.

  • Sully

    Congratulations… Pics please!

  • jrudian

    wonderful news PoP! Congratulations and a lifetime of health and happiness.

  • Markus

    Oh, fine. Congrats!

  • sunshine

    That’s fantastic – congratulations!

  • Kev29

    Congratulations Prince and Princess

  • Kol tuv – best wishes for a long and happy life together!

  • MD


  • Cait B

    “A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

    Congratulations and best wishes for many happy years to come!

  • Eli

    Congrats, PoP!

  • subpolka

    Congratulations to the happy couple!

  • steve

    congratulations, pop. may you have many happy years together.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Why wasn’t it televised?!

    Congrats to the happy couple! I hope you are blessed with many years together.

  • LJG

    Congrats PoP! I am thrilled to hear you had such a lovely day to start your life together.

  • CSnDC

    Congrats! So, when are you two having kids? Hmmm? No, really, be prepared for this questions. People can’t help themselves. As if a little time just enjoying being married is somehow a problem.

    Oh, and so glad she is a “bone fide” [sic] adult. With all do seriousness I do enjoy LoP’s joking writing style. He is like Prince Harry and you are William, except without the opprobrious behavior.

  • kimimary

    WOOT WOOT!!!!

  • yunkstahn

    Felicitations to you, O Prince and Princess of Petworth!

  • PetworthRes

    Congrats to both of you – may you have a long and happy life together!!

  • shaun

    congrats sir!

  • Divine

    Congratulations PoP! Welcome to the club!

  • Boricua Princess

    Congratulations! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. :-)

  • Jaycee

    Congratulations! Enjoy a few well deserved days off!

  • thomasrufus

    Congratulations! Many well wishes for your future!

  • Susan

    Congratulations PoP! What a lucky Princess.

  • gk


  • brooke

    Congratulations PoP and Mrs. PoP!!

  • Jake


  • housing geek


  • Austin DC

    Huzzah! That truly is joyous news! Was the wedding at the Audubon Naturalist Society? If so, small world! My wife and I were also there yesterday celebrating our wedding anniversary!

  • Mad Jurist

    Congrats PoP!

  • SGG

    Congrats PoP!

  • Anonymous


  • jindc

    Mazel Tov!

  • Sean

    Mazel Tov!

  • pluscachange

    Congrats – wishing you many years of happiness together!

  • jumpingjack

    Mazel tov!

  • askd


  • photodork

    Congrats Dan!

  • Mazel!

    Congratulations to the both of you! Wonderful news! And I hope this means you’re staying in Petworth?!

  • Liz

    Mazel Tov!

  • Michelle


  • BS

    CONGRATS!!!! (Does she have a “Pippa” (er, I mean sister)?

    ha. all the well-wishes for the future! enjoy each other!

  • mv

    Congrats to the most famous couple in DC!!! :)

  • Anonymous


  • Jaynuze

    Welcome to the club! Congratulations!!!

  • Quincy

    Congratulations! How exciting!! :)

  • Trixie


  • DC_Chica


  • anony


  • Fellow Petworthian

    Congrats PoP and Mrs. PoP! Welcome to the “beautiful life” of being legally hitched!

  • Jen

    Big congrats, PoP!!

  • CheeseTriangle

    Congrats! Yay for Sunday weddings :)

  • LisaT

    Awwww! Great news! Congratulations!

  • Tres

    Enjoy the beautiful life as a married person!

  • DCster

    Congratulations to PoP!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah! Congrats! Guess this means the blog will be all about TV Sitcoms since married people don’t go out.

  • Bloomingdalian

    Χρόνια πολλά, ΠΟΠ! :)

  • FigNewton

    awwww – such happy news!

  • cookietime420

    Awwww. Congrats to the happy couple!

  • Jenn

    Awww, our very own “royal wedding” — Congrats!

  • Jeff


  • Katie


  • erniefangirl


  • CE

    Congratulations to you both!

  • Florista

    Lovely! Best wishes to you both.

  • SF

    Congratulations to the Prince and Princess!

  • Congrats from Ms. InShaw and the Help (aka Mr. InShaw). The regal spouse needs her own name. I like the Dutchess de L’Enfant.

  • Herb

    Best wishes!

  • May your hands be always clasped in friendship and your heart joined forever in love!

  • MK

    Congratulations PoP! Are you two going to be walking around the hoods together?

  • BP


  • faithful follower

    Reader Rave: PoP getting married!

  • petworth baker

    That is so great! Congratulations!

  • J Ro


  • super_b

    Welcome to the cool kids club, Dan!

  • Big congratulations PoP and Mrs. PoP. I’m tying the knot in less than a month and am thrilled to follow in your footsteps!

  • Schweeney

    So happy for you Dan.

  • MichelleRD

    YAYYYY!! Congratulations!

  • Fonzy

    Congrats and stay cool daddy-o!

  • Liz

    Congrats PoP!!!

  • Laura


  • Potomac + Penn


  • the totten.

    Great news! Congrats to you both!

  • Kori

    Congratulations and Best Wishes!

  • Jennifer

    Congrats and all the best!

  • Ernie

    Congratulations PoP!

  • anon. gardener

    Best wishes for a long and happy life together! I hope we get to see at least one picture!

  • truxtonite

    Congrats to the prince and princess!

  • OB Rider

    Congrats! Glad the rain held off. That’s just BS about rain being good luck on your wedding day. Just like birds pooping on your head.

  • saf


  • dbv

    I have been married for 34 years and although nothing is every perfect I would NOT trade a day of our life together. BEST WISHES FOR A LONG HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER!!!

  • C

    woooo wooooo

  • J


  • Another guy named Chris


  • Bill

    Congratulations to the both of you!!!

  • Jen H.

    Congratulations! Here’s to many happy years together!!

  • Don Schlonk

    Congrats, Dan and Ruth!

  • Howie Mandel

    Mucho mazel tov!

  • ClaudePhillipe


  • Kate R.


  • cahbf

    Molly says WOOF

  • KT

    Congratulations PoP!!

  • JenB

    Mazel tov!

  • Bette

    Congratulations on your wedding, PoP and Mrs. PoP!! God grant you both many blessed years in marriage. =)

  • another mom

    Congrats and best wishes for many, many happy years together!

  • Sarah Lindsey

    congratulations! hopefully she’ll be doing some guest posting.

  • anon

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  • Kristin

    Congratulations POP and the new Mrs. POP!

  • Leroy

    Congrats PoP! Hope you are NOT checking this on your honeymoon!

  • Anonymouse


  • ShermanCircle

    Congrats PoP! Makin’ an honest man out of yourself. Best wishes, and hope you enjoy the honeymoon and many more.

  • NHRes

    Congratulations… enjoy the honeymoon!! It all goes by so fast!

  • park view!


  • Susannah

    HUZZAH! HUzzah for love begetting love begetting love!

  • DCMom

    Best wishes for a long and happy life together! And, please post a pic when you return.

  • Toby

    Mazel Tov, PoP! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy :-)

  • Anonymous

    Felicitations are in order.



    May you always find happiness in one another and in the wonderful love that you share.

    May the beautiful life always follow our Prince as we follow him.

    Now, Lord of Petworth, may we have a real picture of our newly betrothed Prince and his new bride ?

    Best wishes to the newlyweds.

  • Evan

    Congratulations to the both of you!

  • jellyroll

    woohoo!! how exciting for you both!

  • stacey

    Congrats and enjoy your time away from the blog!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations. That’s wonderful news. I wish you many years of happiness.

  • oliveskinnednica


  • Anonymous

    Cheers to you two crazy kids!!! How come we werent invited??? You shouldve had a live streaming of the wedding!

  • imal

    Congrats and best wishes!

  • lk

    Congrats, yay!

  • JT

    Congratulations – Best wishes!

  • Bella

    Congrats PoP and your bride! Enjoy your honeymoon anad know we are all anxious for your return to our interwebs.

  • notlawd

    Congrats and best wishes to PoP and his princess! Hope we get to see a pict :)

  • Veronika

    Congratulations you crazy kids!!

  • Much happiness to you both! Petworth rejoices!

  • dcmom


  • jcd


  • Sammy

    PoP, congrats to you and your new wife. You’re going to love being married, it’s awesome!

  • Larchie

    Cheers, PoP!

  • GreenRoofGoddess

    So happy for you, Dan! Enjoy the time off and your new, better half!

  • Pete

    Big Congratulations!!

  • djdc


  • That’s What She

    congrats, PoP!!!

    can’t wait to see some pics :D

  • Anon

    Eat, drink, and be married.



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