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Real Wedding: Diana Doukas & Matt House
This couple wed in Union Station to mark the end of their long-distance relationship.Photograph courtesy of Kristen Gardner Photography.
Diana and Matt met while working on a US Senate race in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2010. What started as a strictly platonic relationship later developed into something more. They spent many hours finishing each other’s sentences, which mostly consisted of quoting movies like Wedding Crashers and The Hangover. When the campaign ended, Matt headed to DC and Diana to New York, but long hours on Amtrak kept them together. To mark the end of the “commuter” phase of their relationship, they celebrated their wedding at Union Station.
Photographer: Kristen Gardner Photography
Venue: St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Event Coordinator: Ronnie Davis, Great Performances
Bride’s Gown: Jenny Lee, Carine's Bridal Atelier
Makeup: Jan Scott
Caterer: Design Cuisine
Wedding Cake Flavors: Mocha ganache
Florist: Philippa Tarrant
Flowers: White roses, dusty miller, silver brunia berries, blush garden roses, and pale pink spray roses
Videographer: Herrinton Weddings
First Dance Song: "All the Way" by Frank Sinatra
Bride’s Favorite Detail: "Wearing my mother's 44-year-old wedding veil, and the warmly lit tablescape."
Groom’s Favorite Detail: "Homemade baklava."
Biggest Surprise: "I was pulled onstage to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' with the band, and Matt ending the night rapping 'Thrift Shop.'"
Theme: 1940s elegant
Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Happy, elegant, thoughtful, classic
Honeymoon Spot: Italy and Greece
Where They Currently Live: DC
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