Real Pittsburgh Wedding: Diego Traviezo & Katie Muzzio’s Love Story Is Just Like the Movies

Katie and Diego’s love story played out like scenes from a rom-com, culminating in a gorgeous wedding day complete with a dove release.
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Diego Traviezo & Katie Muzzio
June 18, 2022

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When Diego Met Katie
The early days of the relationship between Katie Muzzio and Diego Traviezo played like a rom-com montage. The couple — Katie, a New Jersey native in Pittsburgh for school, and Diego, a Miami transplant in town for work — met in 2017 through mutual friends and found themselves at the same game nights and holiday gatherings. Soon, those chance encounters evolved into dinner dates. Diego taught Katie how to drive a stick shift, his knack for teaching revealing his exceptional patience. She was studying to become a pharmacist, and Diego appreciated her intelligence and genuine care for others. “I really liked the energy Katie had,” Diego says. “Whenever you talk to her, you always feel really important and like she cares a lot about what you’re saying.”

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She Said Yes
Katie’s pharmacy residency took her to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2019. Over the next few years, the couple navigated the physical distance during the pandemic. Yet being apart only brought them closer together. They decided Diego would also move to Arkansas, and the day they closed on their home, he told her he didn’t want to live with his girlfriend — he wanted to live with his wife.

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The Big Day
Details throughout the couple’s wedding day showcased their unique love story. The pastor, Diego’s longtime friend, personalized (and rhymed) the entire ceremony. Next up was a dove release courtesy of Katie’s cousin’s company, Enchanted Flight Dove Release. At the reception, guests enjoyed signature cocktails named for the couple’s two cats, Ziti and Rigatoni. An artist friend designed a personalized logo for the fete featuring the cats, a bee (a nod to Diego’s hobby of making mead), a grill (to represent their love of BBQ), an outline of Arkansas and bridges for the ’Burgh. “It wasn’t a COVID wedding necessarily, but we hadn’t seen a lot of our friends and family in a long time, so it was really nice to see everybody in one place,” Katie says.

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Happily Ever After
After a honeymoon in Puerto Rico, the couple settled back home in Little Rock where Katie, 27, continues to work as a pharmacist and Diego, 28, is an engineer. Both are excited for whatever the next scene of their movie holds.

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Ceremony & Reception Site Armstrong Farms, Sarver
Caterer Pittsburgh Barbecue Company
Cake Confections by Casey Renee
Dress Made With Love Bridal; Joon Bridal
Hair Headlines by Jackie & Co.
Makeup Dee Dee Malloy
Bridesmaid Dresses Azazie
Engagement Ring Brilliant Earth
Wedding Rings Sissy’s Log Cabin
Flowers Pisarcik Flower Farm
Music Bachelor Boys Band
Dove Release Enchanted Flight Dove Release
Stationery/Invitations Après Studio
Favors Honey bears from Sun Harvest Honey
Videographer Campfire Films and Photos
Transportation Star Limousine and Urso Bus
Officiant Michael Sourwine
Wedding Planner Armstrong Farms

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