High on the Capitoline Hill above the Forum in Rome, Matthew Zahn and Angela Sako exchanged wedding vows May 26, 2019. The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony was celebrated by Fr. David Cray, Society of St. Edmund at the Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, also known as the Altar of Heaven.
Fr. David is from Matthew’s home parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Charlotte.
A reception at the Palazzo Brancaccio followed.
The couple met at George Washington University in their freshman year. They both graduated magna cum laude in 2015, Angela with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs and Chinese language and literature, and Matt with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science. Angela went on to receive a Master of Public Policy degree in 2017. Matt is pursuing his PhD in Economics at Johns Hopkins University.
Angela is employed by Deloitte as a senior consultant. She is the youngest daughter of Gjinovefa and the late Mirosh Sako, of Tirana, Albania and Washington, D.C.
Matt is the eldest son of John and Susan Zahn of Charlotte.
Following a honeymoon in Sicily, the couple returned to their home in Washington, D.C.