Real Wedding: Mona and Peter

A fusion of summer, vintage, and modern touches, with Indian elements.

By: Kathleen Bridges

Occupations: She’s a urologic surgery resident at the George Washington University Hospital; he’s a data management analyst at the US Treasury

Hometowns: She’s from Wilmington, DE; he’s from Missoula, MT

How they met: At a party freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania

First date: An Italian restaurant in Philadelphia

Favorite restaurant: Birch & Barley in DC’s Logan Circle

Where they got engaged: Hiking in Montana

Wedding cocktail: Dirty vodka martini

Wedding flowers: Peonies, ranunculuses, David Austin roses, and craspedia

Favorite wedding detail: Their shoes

Wedding cake: Vanilla cake with toffee and butterscotch buttercream, and red velvet

Biggest surprise of the wedding: Fireworks, arranged by Mona’s parents

First dance: “The One I Love” by David Gray

Wedding theme: A fusion of summer, vintage, and modern, with Indian elements

Four words that describe the wedding: Spectacular, unforgettable, vivacious, sentimental

Honeymoon spot: South Africa

Where they currently live: Washington, DC

The Details

Bride’s gown: Pnina Tornai/Kleinfeld, New York

Groom’s tuxedo: Hugo Boss

Event planner: Rose Events, New Jersey

Cake: Maggie Austin Cake

Florist: Elegant Affairs, New Jersey

Caterer: Palace of Asia, Delaware

Videographer: Suburban Media Group

Photographer: Michael Connor of Connor Studios

Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


This real wedding appears in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Bride & Groom.