Oct. 9, 2013: Katherine Elise McDonald, daughter of Karen Elise Salerno and Donald Ralph McDonald of Norwalk, Connecticut, was married on Saturday evening, September 21, to George Alexander Samoladas, the son of Vivi and Minos Samoladas of Bronxville, New York.
Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of Federal District Court in Brooklyn officiated at the home of the bride's parents.
On Sunday, September 22, the couple took part in the religious ceremony at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Rochelle. The Rev. Nicholas Anctil, the presiding priest at the Church, performed that ceremony.
The bride, 30, is the online marketing director in Manhattan for Eataly, an Italian food and wine marketplace. She graduated cum laude from Boston College.
Her father is a sports anchor at New York 1, the cable news channel, and the host of The Last Word, a viewer call-in program. He works in Manhattan. Her mother owns a communications firm in Norwalk that bears her name.
The groom, 36, is a vice president in the hedge fund solutions group at the Blackstone Group, a Manhattan investment advisory firm. George was born and grew up in Bronxville and is a Bronxville High School graduate, Class of 1994. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and received an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
His mother is the registrar of the public school system in Scarsdale. His father retired as the president of JB Martin Industrial Fabrics in New York.
Photo courtesy Minos Samoladas