Conor Stapleton is our own Wizard of Oz – the man behind the curtain of this showbiz site who makes the magic happen. He’s our webmaster in charge of production, design and everything technical — and now he’s a married man. On Saturday June 25, Conor married Zia Karkaria at the Atwater Club in Montreal in a Zoroastrian wedding ceremony conducted by her father and brother, who are Zoroastrian priests. Afterward, it was blessed by a Catholic priest. In attendance were legions of loved ones, many of whom traveled from Ireland, India and the U.S. for the occasion.
Conor is more than just our colleague here at Gold Derby – he is our dear friend, partner, confidant and in many ways our leader – so his wedding to the wonderful Zia is the equivalent of our Oscars show. Congrats to you both – you’re real winners – and we wish you so much continued happiness.
Below are some very crude videos shot with my Sprint HTC Evo phone. Top video: the wedding. Middle: Reception at which, first, Zia’s father speaks, then Conor, then Conor’s mother. Bottom video is especially hard to hear – sorry – but I include it anyway because it stars Zia, Conor and myself.