Go Team Cristiano!

“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.




33 Responses

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! loved your pictures and I am sure it was the perfect day, and totally spoke YOU TWO which is the most important part! congrats again!!

  2. Cheers and best wishes to you both!

    Have been reading your planning posts with interest as I plan to wed next fall. (though in NorCal not NYC) ;o)

    I love that you had a non-traditional officiant, my fiance and I are thinking of asking one of his fraternity brothers who I think would be amazing. (my first choice, a neighborhood dad who was also an Episcopal priest and married 2/3 neighborhood kids recently passed)

  3. Soooo… Long time lurker here. I’d have to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog and now am just a little bit obsessed with your wedding! You look amazing and so so happy! I’m so glad to see that (even if I’m a weird internet stranger)

  4. I have been a long time reader, never commented. I don’t know why :). I am very happy for you and Brian. It sounds like an awesome start to an awesome life!!

  5. Yay yay yayyyyyyyyy! I was just checking in because I thought the wedding was soon… I’m SO THRILLED for you. Enjoy that afterglow, lady!

  6. Congrats to both you and Brian! May you have all the happiness in the world! Thanks for sharing such a momentous occasion in your life.

  7. Usually I don’t really enjoy looking at other people’s wedding pics (prob bc of the whole #twocatszeroboyfriends thing), but I’ve loved every single one I’ve seen of yours. You both look so freakin’ happy – like this is the way weddings and love (and all that shit) should be! Congrats, congrats, CONGRATS! <3 <3 <3

  8. ahhh congrats! you seriously got THE most perfect weekend for your wedding! i was upstate with my fam and we all kept saying “whoever is getting married this weekend got SO LUCKY.” you looked gorgeousss and it’s so awesome that it was everything you ever dreamed of PLUS so much more!! congrats!

  9. OMG! Sooooo thrilled when I reloaded your page at this blog entry popped up. So happy to see your smiling face. Your dress was stunningly beautiful and you are glowing. So excited to see such a happy post from you! Happy happy happy! Congratulations! <3 ??

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed stalking your wedding photos all weekend. You looked beautiful – perfect dress/hair/flowers. But most of all, you two just looked so flipping happy to be getting married. Made me super-happy for you. Congratulations, Mrs Cristiano xx

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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