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A sumptuous wedding, sassy valets, and a lively bash for Catholic Charities’

By Donna Shor

Mario Sacasaa and Xiomara Blandino

Mario Sacasaa and Xiomara Blandino

A Sumptuous Celebration
Shaista and Ray Mahmood outdid themselves hosting a dinner celebrating their son Asif’s wedding to beautiful Sunna Rana. The event was one of five celebrations; at the wedding itself, the bride wore red, in accordance with Pakistani custom.

Seen amid the crowd of hundreds in the blossom-filled National Building Museum: the ambassadors of Pakistan, the Arab League, Afghanistan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon. Also former President of Pakistan Mohammedmian Sumero; former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake; Melanne Verveer, the U.S. ambassador at large for global women’s issues; Rep. Jim Moran and his wife Lu Anne; Meridian International President Stuart Holliday and his wife Gwen, former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and wife Meryl; Rep. Gerry Connolly; Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett; Esther Coopersmith; Mahinder and Tak Sharad; Jacques and Brenda de Suze; former Virginia Sen. George Allen and Susan Allen; Alexandria Mayor William Euille; and Rick Inderfurth, former assistant secretary of state for Asian affairs.

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