Real Wedding: Diana Doukas and Matt House

This couple wed in Union Station to mark the end of their long-distance relationship.

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

Hair: Ertan at Salon Ilo

Makeup: Jan Scott

Groom’s Tux: Giorgio Armani, Saks Fifth Avenue

Caterer: Design Cuisine

Cake: Marla Romash

Wedding Cake Flavors: Mocha ganache

Florist: Philippa Tarrant

Flowers: White roses, dusty miller, silver brunia berries, blush garden roses, and pale pink spray roses

Music/Entertainment: Sound Nation

Videographer: Herrinton Weddings

First Dance Song: “All the Way” by Frank Sinatra

Invitations: Brittany Salatino

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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