They annoy the shit out of me. I don't truly know why. It simply does.
The format of them typically go like this "She" is wonderful; "He" is wonderful.
Together they will be just wonderful.
And it seems like he and she met at some snotty Ivy league school. I doubt you'd see a Montclair State graduate grace the pages of the NYT wedding announcements.
Additionally, you'll never see some couple from somewhere like Flemington, NJ or even Staten Island. I also think the NYT corporate by-laws forbid announcing the wedding if he or she were below the Mason-Dixon Line.