That’s the main collateral damage from the fact that on Saturday, May 31, Nick Denton will tie the knot with Derrence Washington at the American Museum of Natural History while Elizabeth Spiers (pictured) will be saying “I do” to Daily News boroughs editor Jotham Sederstrom at the Botanic Gardens in Brooklyn.
Spiers told Capital New York’s Matthew Lynch that the wed-chronicity was discovered only after deposits were made for both events. She added that both she and Denton thought it was hilariously apt, given their friendship and Gawker connection, that this would happen. Lynch also got this tip from someone impressive enough to get invites to both weddings:
Two double-invitees were Lockhart Steele and his wife, Lindsey Green (themselves married earlier this year, in Las Vegas).
“We love both parties dearly,” [Vox Media VP of editorial] Steele wrote in an email to Capital when we asked which wedding they were going to attend. “So, we’re using the tried and true Ann Landers approach that I last used in 2005 when two dear friends got married on the same day: we’re going to the wedding of the friends who invited us first – in this case, Elizabeth and Jotham.
The invite for the Denton wedding warns guests that they will have to check their cell phones at the door. FishbowlNY approves.