Deciding whether or not to move forward with your wedding during COVID-19 restrictions is very difficult. Mary and Dominic chose to downsize to an intimate wedding celebration with 50 of their closest friends and family. The Coordinated Bride Mary shares herjourney to the altar.

Dominic and I were destined to be married from the beginning. I never understood the meaning of what it meant to be in love at first sight, but that’s exactly what happened the first moment we met. Our mutual love of America, our faith, cooking and family values made everything else so easy to figure out. A year later we were engaged and wedding planning began!

With COVID-19, we were very scared that our special day wouldn’t happen as planned. We downsized to 50 of our closest friends and family (which allowed our budget for other wedding details to grow) and still had the wedding of our dreams. Every detail was reflective of our love for each other and the heritage which we were born into, from the lemon trees in our Almafi coast styled reception, which were an ode to our Mediterranean roots, to the beautiful Cathedral of St. Matthew, a tribute to our Catholic faith and our love of our nation’s capitol. We’ll look back at our wedding for many years to come as we grow old together and raise a family to carry on our heritage.

Congratulations Mary and Dominic! Submission + Images captured by Claudia Oliver Fine Art Photography Studio.

Vendor Collaboration

Cake Designer: The Liberty Baking Co // Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung // Groomsman Attire: Calvin Klein // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Dress Designer: Diana Tran // Makeup Artist: Creative hair and makeup design by Perry Warren // Ring Designer: Tiffany & Co. // Invitation Designer: Just Paper and Tea // Reception Venue: Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion // Ceremony Location: Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle // Pre Ceremony Location: Trump International Hotel – The Old Post Office – //Photographer: Claudia Oliver Fine Art Photography Studio // Submitted via Two Bright Lights