Elizabeth Ann Gagliano and Eric Spencer Fielding were married in a Nuptial Mass on Saturday, July 20 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. Officiating was Monsignor Henry Gracz of Atlanta, and the couple received the unique honor of having an official papal blessing of their marriage by Pope Francis I.
The bride is the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Paul Gagliano of Peachtree City, Ga. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Major Thompson of Johns Creek and Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Gagliano of Ala. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Allan Fielding of Tulsa, Okla. His grandparents are Mrs. Stasia Fielding and Dr. Roy Fielding, both of Tulsa, and the late Mr. John Pappan and Mrs. Barbara Pappan, also of Tulsa.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Maria Gagliano, of Dallas, Texas, who served as maid of honor. The bride wore a princess style ivory gown with full tulle skirt; lace overlay on the satin bodice; and sweetheart neckline. It was tied at the waist with a satin champagne sash; she wore a two tier cathedral length veil. The bride was assisted in the selection and fitting of her wedding gown by Monte of “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta.”
Bridesmaids included the bride’s sisters, Mary Catherine Gagliano, a student at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, and Claire Gagliano of Peachtree City; the bride’s sister-in-law, Leslee Gagliano of Fort Polk, La.; the groom’s sister, Sarah Eames, of Dallas, Texas; Kimberly Vinyard of Birmingham; Christina Ambrose of Tampa; and Merissa Mayo of Nashville.
The groom chose his friend and fraternity brother, Hawk Sindel, of Mobile, Ala., to serve as best man. Groomsmen included the brother-in-law of the groom, Geoffrey Eames of Dallas, Texas; brothers of the bride, Samuel Gagliano of Fort Polk, La., and Joseph Gagliano, a student at Tulane in New Orleans; Michael Adams of Houston; Samuel Herrin of Denver; Edward Collins-Dean of Atlanta; and Charles Vendley of Michigan. Ushers were cousins of the bride, Nicholas Kolar and Christopher Kolar, both of Birmingham.
All ten of the bride’s siblings participated in the ceremony. Flower girls were sisters of the bride, Rose Gagliano and Gianna Gagliano, and the ring bearer was the bride’s youngest brother, Timothy Gagliano, all of Peachtree City. Eucharistic gift bearers were brothers of the bride, John Mark Gagliano and Michael Gagliano.
Wedding music was provided by Dr. Timothy Wissler, organist for Cathedral of Christ the King, accompanied by a soloist and Baroque trumpeter. Music included Bach’s “Cantata No. 208” and Handel’s “Largo” from Xerxes. The bride’s procession to Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” began with a grand trumpet fanfare. The recessional was Handel’s “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.”
Following the wedding ceremony, a dinner reception was held at the Commerce Club where guests enjoyed spectacular views of Atlanta’s skyline and music by Super T and the Tyrone Smith Review of Nashville.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayetteville, Ga., and the groom is a graduate of Holland Hall Episcopal School in Tulsa, Okla. The bride and groom met while students at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where the bride graduated in 2011. The groom received his undergraduate degree in economics and math from Vanderbilt in 2009 and also earned a Master’s degree in Finance from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Business in 2010. Currently, the groom is a senior financial analyst for Dallas-based Clubcorp, and the bride is a grants and contracts administrator for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
The bridesmaids luncheon was held at the Swan Coach House in Buckhead, while the groomsmen enjoyed golfing at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge. For the rehearsal dinner, the groom’s parents honored the couple with a traditional Southern barbeque at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta.
After honeymooning in Italy, the newlyweds reside in Dallas, Texas.