nuptial state

See: matrimony
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Her bridal adornments, it is true, at first caused some little dismay, having painted and anointed herself for the occasion according to the Chinook toilet; by dint, however, of copious ablutions, she was freed from all adventitious tint and fragrance, and entered into the nuptial state, the cleanest princess that had ever been known, of the somewhat unctuous tribe of the Chinooks.
With wedding season upon us, the "Lucille Ball of bachelorette party planning," comedienne and CEO of Bride's Night Out(R), Pamela Yager, says the top trends for this season include 8/8/08 affairs, destination weddings to the newly legitimized same-sex nuptial state of California, and "green girls" nights out.
Gazza - who normally has nothing to do with the press unless large amounts of money are involved - positively welcomed my enquiries about his nuptial state.