Nuptials — January 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Love song: The Cure’s Reeves Gabrels makes the New York Times’ wedding section

Photo by Kan Lailey Photography

Some personal news from Reeves Gabrels — guitarist for The Cure and former David Bowie sideman — got major play today, as his wedding to Susan Van Wie Kastan, a marketing communications consultant, landed a write-up in the New York Times’ wedding section.

The “Mini-Vows” piece, headlined “‘Maybe in Another Life’ Becomes Now,” was posted today on the Times’ site, and will appear in print tomorrow in the newspaper’s New York edition.

Gabrels, 62, who played in Bowie’s hard-rocking Tin Machine and also currently fronts Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends, is set to marry Kastan, 62, tomorrow in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., according to the article. The two first met in 1998, though didn’t reconnect, and begin dating, until 2006.

“We just truly enjoyed the conversation and the intellectual spark,” Kastan told the Times of their initial meeting, “and we sort of filed it away under, ‘maybe in another life.’”

But there’s no word as to whether Robert Smith — who’ll be celebrating The Cure’s 40th anniversary later this year — will be on hand to serenade the happy newlyweds tomorrow.

Read the couple’s full story at





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