Daniela Gallinelli & Mark Lang
Draw inspiration from this stylish local celebration.
September 15, 2012
The State Room
Daniela Gallinelli and Mark Langâ€™s story begins in the most familiar of ways. They were celebrating the birthday of a mutual friend at the Harp, near TD Garden, when they hit it off on the dance floor. And then? â€śI offered to buy him a drink,â€ť Daniela says. â€śHe was obviously really cute and he was really interesting, so I decided to see what would happen.â€ť In truth, it wasnâ€™t the first time the two had metâ€”theyâ€™d been introduced once before at another gatheringâ€”but it was the first time they had truly connected.
Six years later, Daniela said yes to Markâ€™s proposal on a vacation to Argentina. Having grown up in the MetroWest area, the coupleâ€”both of whom come from Italian familiesâ€”knew they wanted an elegant city wedding with a touch of Mediterranean flair. The North Endâ€™s Sacred Heart Church, with its ornate frescoes and dramatic arched ceilings, had the perfect feel. â€śWhen we walked in, it really reminded us of being in Italy,â€ť Daniela says. The State Roomâ€™s floor-to-ceiling windows, meanwhile, offered stunning city vistas for the celebration afterward. â€śOverall, the entire weekend was more than we ever could have imagined,â€ť Daniela says.
The couple honored their Italian heritage with a ceremony at Sacred Heart Church, in the North End.Â
Danielaâ€™s â€śsomething oldâ€ť was her grandmotherâ€™s rosary beads, which she wrapped around her bridal bouquet.
The bridesmaids, outfitted in gray Bill Levkoff dresses, carried bouquets of purple hydrangea.Â
The bridal party posed for photos in the North End and Post Office Square, as well as on the South Boston waterfront, before making their way to the State Room.
Daniela and Markâ€™s first dance was to Jack Johnsonâ€™s â€śBetter Together.â€ť
The chocolate-toffee wedding cake was one of two on display that evening: Daniela also surprised Mark with a Funfetti groomâ€™s cake covered in sprinkles.Â
The pear-candle escort cards were inspired by a poem Danielaâ€™s father had written, in Italian, about the bride and groom being â€śa pair,â€ť which the family framed and displayed at the wedding.
â€śIf it was a favorite candy of ours but didnâ€™t come in pink or purple, it didnâ€™t make it to the candy buffet,â€ť Mark says of the color-coordinated sweets table at the reception.
Florist: Blooms of Hope
DJ: Paul Natale, Murray Hill Talent
Gown: Monique Lhuillier, Lâ€™Ă©lite Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Madeleineâ€™s Daughter
Wedding Cake: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes
Groomâ€™s Cake: Sweet Tooth
Stationery: Inviting Company
Hair: Maria Stathoulis, Kenzo Salon
Makeup: Jessica Peacock, Katrina Hess
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Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/weddings/article/2013/07/02/wedding-daniela-gallinelli-mark-lang/