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Angela & Peter: A Cultural Wedding in Seattle, WA

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Angela & Peter in Seattle, WA
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The building that now houses the couple’s wedding chapel was once an orphanage established by Saint Frances Cabrini.
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Angela graced the aisle in a strapless, white, silk shantung gown with a fluted skirt and crystal beading on the neck and hemlines. The gown also featured beaded embroidery beneath the bust and at the top of the godet train.
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Angela’s five bridesmaids (including her best friend, three younger sisters, and sister-in-law) wore claret-color satin dresses with a chiffon overlay that featured a narrow sash at the waist.
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The blooms of the day included zinnias, tulips, roses, dahlias, and orchids in shades of pink, red, and white. Angela carried a monochromatic, pale pink bouquet, while her maids carried smaller versions in a deeper pink color. The flowers for the ceremony were kept in shades of pale pink, but grew bolder for the reception in reds and darker pinks.
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Angela and Peter cut into a three-tiered, stacked cake in a soft ivory color with delicate, frosted beading around the top edges. The cake itself was champagne-flavored and featured a different filling in each tier: champagne, lemon-chiffon, and raspberry. The confection was topped off with bright red and pink fresh flowers.
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As guests took their seats, they found a tea sachet favor packaged in a pale green pyramid with a green leaf detail, with sachets in flavors of citrus mint and “oasis” -- a blend of green tea, spring flowers, and citrus.

Angela & Peter in Seattle, WA

When Angela Celio started work on the same day as Peter Doyle (both as graduate student research assistants at San Diego State University), it was more than a chance meeting. Partnership in the lab soon became friendship, which snowballed into romance. After destiny brought them both to Chicago independently a few years later, they knew it was meant to be: They had clearly achieved a great love. The Bride Angela, 31, clinical psychologist The Groom Peter, 32, PhD student The Date August 13 When Peter proposed, it was inside the Catholic church in Chicago to which they both belonged. The moment was a particularly opportune one: The organist was there practicing for mass, and the church was lit only by votive candles. Peter gave Angela a traditional Irish Claddagh ring with a diamond and emerald–encrusted band, handcrafted in Dublin.
- Meredith Gray
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