“In the Spirit” by Generdyn | Music licensed by The Music Bed

Alessandra and Mario are a couple with deep ties to the wedding industry. Alessandra’s grandmother came to America from Italy and founded a dress shop called Mariella Creations. The shop, named after Alessandra’s mother, is now run by Mariella herself. They help create some of the best designed dresses in the country.

Growing up in the business, the bride saw many dress showcases with some of the most talented designers in the world. She knew from a very young age that she wanted her favorite designer, Lazaro, to create a dress for her on her wedding day. So, she had him make two.

We were stunned and excited to learn that Alessandra and Mario suggested their sisters be dressed in white gowns as well. Anyone that knows tradition knows that this is a very rare occurrence in weddings, but we thought it was amazing. We’ll always be suckers for something different and Alessandra and Mario delivered.

FEATURED VENDORS
DRESSES: MARIELLA CREATIONS
TUXEDO: FORMALS BY ANTONIO
PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW ADAM PHOTOGRAPHY
MAKEUP: NAOMI’S STUDIO & SALON
CHURCH: ST IGNATIUS LOYOLA
VENUE: CIPRIANI 42nd STREET
CAKE: RON BEN-ISRAEL CAKES
EVENT DESIGN: MARK ROSE EVENTS
LINEN: NUAGE DESIGNS
LIGHTING: STAR GROUP PRODUCTIONS
ENTERTAINMENT HANK LANE MUSIC – THE MARCUS REID BAND
INVITATIONS: LETTRES STATIONARY & EVENTS
FAVORS: KEVIN EDWARDS JEWELERS