Mr. and Mrs. Tarek Abbas Chaudhary

Published Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Christina Marie Castorena and Tarek Abbas Chaudhary of Alexandria, Va., were married April 19, 2014, at the Historic Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, Va.

The Rev. Nicolas Mumejian officiated the double-ring ceremony.


Christina Marie Castorena

The bride is the daughter of Jaime and Deborah Castorena of Decatur.

The groom is the son of Ozana Apkarian of Burke, Va., and the late Ghulam Abbas.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, beaded Essence of Australia designer gown adorned with sequined lace and a train. She wore a cathedral veil trimmed with rhinestones.

She carried a bouquet of white roses accented with lavender calla lillies.

Maid of honor was Angela Castorena. Bridesmaids were Jordan Smolinsky, Rya McConnell, Elise Faith, Ashley Bridges, Ashli Trussell, Kim Rager, Laci Trussell, Natacha Abbas, Michelle Bozzella and Nicole Bozzella.

They wore lavender, floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of white hydrangeas.

Best man was Michael Amos. Groomsmen were Scott Parker, Jonathan Castorena, Abdi Karbassi, Tony Wong, Dwayne Trussell, Felix Otchere, James Woggon, Rayhan Abbas, Chris Mumejian and Nicolas Mumejian.

Ushers were Kit Machen and Michael Mumejian.

Following a wedding trip to Istanbul, Turkey, and Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece, the couple live in Alexandria.

The bride attended Paradise High School and Del Mar School of Nursing. She works for George Washington University Hospital.

The groom works for Oracle Corp.

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