The wedding was held at a castle in Bracciano, Italy.
He’s a partner in the Transaction Service Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She works for Cheetah Medical. They live in Arlington.
THE STORY: They met on Facebook in the spring of 2013, where Anna’s beauty and style caught Joseph’s eye. He asked her to dinner in the Hamptons and the connection was instantaneous. Joseph proposed on a trip to Bali, outside a temple overlooking the water at sunset, with a ring from Kwiat on Madison Ave.
THE WEDDING: The grand affair for 150 was held in July at Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy, the same venue where Martin Scorsese got married (as well as Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise). A pre-dinner reception was held outdoors, overlooking the water and lawn of the castle. For the honeymoon, they traveled to Italy, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, India and the Maldives.
ATTIRE: Anna wore three stunning dresses. For the main event, a silk satin princess gown adorned with 100 Swarovski crystals by Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld Bridal and shoes by Jimmy Choo. Then, a form-fitting white Jovani dress and a Dior dress for dancing. He wore a grey tuxedo and shirt designed by Peyman Umay and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo.
SPECIAL TOUCHES: A red carpet was laid down for those entering the castle, and guests were announced into the dining hall by a herald. Torches on the walls and elaborate candles on tables gave the event an otherworldly ambience. Thirty men dressed in medieval attire performed flag shows, there were fireworks shows designed to music as well as caricaturists, castle tours, selfie stations and a photobooth.
NOTABLE GUESTS: Julian Epstein, Michael Saylor, Jay Varma, Chris Rothstein, Bash Kazi, Dale Mcdowell, Amir Banesh, Tony Piazza and Marc Leder.
Flowers: Adriano Ceccotti
Music: DJ Seyhan Duru
Catering: White Ricevimenti Food Lounge & Banqueting
Photographer: Vinicio Ferri
This wedding appeared in the January/February 2017 print edition of Washington Life Magazine.