Amy Dearing Pierce and John Anthony Alvino, both of New York, were united in marriage Sept. 29 in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro. The Rev. Timothy Jay Patterson, rector, performed the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goodwin Pierce, 203 Kimberly Drive, Greensboro. The bride’s mother is the former Laura Jones of Mount Airy and her grandparents are Mildred Eckenrod Jones of Mount Airy and the late Marion Garnet Jones. The paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Connor Pierce Jr. of Greensboro. She graduated from Walter Hines Page High School in 2004 and Elon University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communications. She is employed with Lilly Pulitzer Inc. in New York, N.Y.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy John Alvino, 1120 Gambelli Drive, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph Alvino and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Onofrey, all of Ford City, Pa. He graduated from the Hackley School in New York in 2002 and Columbia University in 2006, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. He is the founder and CEO of Actinic Ventures in New York, N.Y.
Wedding music was presented by Toney Yancey, organist; Christian McIvor, trumpet; and Julie Celona VanGorden, soloist.
The bride’s ivory silk organza bridal ball gown was designed by Lazaro. The ballerina sweetheart bodice featured spaghetti straps tied at the shoulders with a beaded floral cummerbund at the natural waistline. The gathered skirt with side pockets extended into a chapel-length train. She wore her mother’s handmade cathedral veil that features Swarovski crystal beadwork and French threading with silk tulle flowers encased with Swarovski stones along the edge. She carried soft buttercream roses, Juliet peach roses, carmel antike roses and lady slippers, yellow cymbidium orchids, yellow rannunuculus, yellow gloriosa lilies, peach spay roses and seeded eucylyptus wrapped in off-white embroidered ribbon.
The maid of honor was Lee Anna Pittman of Winston-Salem. Bridesmaids were Kaitlyn Alexandra Alvino of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., sister of the bridegroom; Randall Leigh Ariail of Summerfield; Melanie Nadeau Backs of Valhalla, N.Y.; Eileen Marie Leonardo and Amanda Brooke Rosenthal, both of New York, N.Y.; Sarah Joyal Thompson of Lebanon, Conn.; and Gwendolyn Elizabeth Warren of Huntersville. They wore long gowns of marine blue designed by Mori Lee. The one-shoulder bodice featured vertical ruching with a flowing A-Line skirt. They carried garden roses, buttercream, romantic antike, talous la treac yellow roses and yellow billy balls, green hypericum and green hydrangeas wrapped in ribbon.
Honorary bridesmaids were Colleen Elizabeth Kwendor of Boston, Mass., and Meredith Ashley Naughton of West Harrison, N.Y. They carried soft yellow dahlias, roses and green hydrangeas and green hypericum.
The flower girls were nieces of the bridegroom: Calla Sophia McGill of Alexandria, Va.; and Maeve Alvino Clive and Reese Alvino Clive, both of Hinsdale, Ill. The girls carried garlands of various ferns with clutches of flowers and ribbon.
The ringbearer was the bridegroom’s nephew, Dempsey John McGill of Alexandria, Va. He carried a nest of flowers and walked with his sister, Calla.
Matthew Randall Zikherman of New York, N.Y., served the bridegroom as best man. The groomsmen were Andrew Jones Pierce of Wilmington, brother of the bride; David Benjamin Kaplowitz of Astoria, N.Y.; Daniel Alexander Kessler of Santa Monica, Calif.; Adrian Hassan Mussanna of Hempstead, N.Y.; Samuel Adam Neuhut of Bay Harbour Island, Fla.; Alexander Todd Nackman of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Daniel William Siegel of Boston, Mass.; Christopher Lillis Meatto of Brooklyn N.Y.; and Sy Cabria of New York, N.Y.
Ushers were Justin Marcel Ifill of Long Island, N.Y., and Craig Michael Jaffe of Boca Raton, Fla.
Readers were Anne York Upson of Greensboro and Colleen Elizabeth Kwedor of Boston.
Program attendants were Mary Howard Holderness of Greensboro and Meredith Ashley Naughton of Boston. The crucifer was Perry Christian Hicks of Greensboro.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed at the Greensboro Country Club. Music was provided by Groovetown of Raleigh.
The bridal couple will spend their honeymoon in St. Lucia. They will live in New York, N.Y.
The bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner Friday evening at The Proximity Hotel in Greensboro.