Olga and Fernando met at a networking event their mutual friend has organized. “We realized that not only we went to the George Mason University and graduated the same semester, we also had quite a few common friends.”
90 guests were in attendance for their June outdoor nuptials at Ceresville Mansion, including five bridesmaids and five groomsmen.
The couple chose a color palette of white, pink and blue for their decor.
The wedding was a blend of cultures. “One of my bridesmaids came all the way from Ukraine to be at my wedding. With the Russian speaking crowd shouting ‘Gorko!’, which means ‘bitter’ and is also a prompt for the newlyweds to kiss, Latin music blasting all night and every single guest unable to sit down for even a second during the party, it was a crazy fun event all of us will never forget.”
Olga wore three separate dresses on her wedding day- one for the ceremony, a second for the first dances, and a third one, “was a fun fringe dress for our salsa partner dance to fire up the dance floor before the party began. Ironically, I was the one with dancing skills and coached my husband to do the routine, even though he’s from Latin America and I’m from Eastern Europe.”
Olga is in finance and Fernando is in consulting. They currently reside in Arlington, Virginia.
First Dance: Bailando by Enrique Iglesias
Venue: Ceresville Mansion**
Florals: Ory Florals**
Photographer: Bee Two Sweet
Hair & Makeup: Anna Tkach
Entertainment: Dapper DJs**
Suit: Suit Supply
Dessert: Custom Cake Design
Videographer: Ellen Bee Productions
Officiant: Joyce Hilbery**