Go Team Cristiano!

Date: September 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 32

“Was it everything you dreamed it would be?”

That’s what everyone keeps asking me today — referring of course to yesterday, September 26, 2015, the day Brian and I got married.

Photo by Erin Baiano.

And truthfully?


Because you can’t dream that shit up.

Photo by Mrs. Coach Cane!

After 10 months of planning and the excitingly busiest week of my whole life, the day Brian and I spent with our 160 favorite people was beyond anything I ever pictured in my crazy brain.

Photo by “someone who tagged me on Facebook; I forget.”

All that time I spent worrying about logistics and buses and traffic and gold candy and hotel blocks — it was all worth it.

Everything was perfect. The weather was on a ton of fleek (we got blue skies, a rainbow, and an almost-full moon), Central Park has never looked better, and the DJ ended the night with “New York, New York.”

Photo by Erin Baiano.

Coach Cane wrote and delivered a beautiful ceremony that was equal parts hilarious and sweet. He nailed it.

And the party was exactly what we wanted: a dance party.

Photo by someone who was not our professional photographer but who did a great job and sorry I forget who you were that tagged me in this.

Brian and I both felt so loved, so supported, and so happy.

There’s much more to come. But for now, I’m going to eat a pizza. With my husband.

Oh and our first dance song? “The Power of Love,” by our dear friend Celine Dion.


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