8 Brides

On a crisp autumn Sunday, eight friends arrived at St. Mary’s Dominican High School for a special bridal photo shoot. One of the friends and bride-to-be, MaryClare Palmer ’05, was still in the midst of planning her November 1 wedding to Chris Serio. A professional videographer and owner of Palmer Productions, she has filmed several weddings. For her bridal photo shoot she wanted it to be extra special.

“Our ten-year high school reunion is coming up and since I’m the last of my friends to get married, we wanted to put on our wedding dresses and take some pictures with our saddle oxfords and DHS sweaters to celebrate our long friendship that started at Dominican! The perfect place to do this was on Dominican’s campus,” Palmer explained before the eight brides stepped in front of the camera.


Taking their place on the stage in Dominican’s Sr. Ambrose Reggio, O.P. Gym (left to right) Lauren Gresham Stone, Lindsay Randazzo Thompson, Sarah Gordon Ello, MaryClare Palmer Serio, Mary Wilderotter Dale, Megan Wilderotter Ackerson, Emily Karas Ockerlund and Jessica Sita Couch, pose for a photo, wearing their wedding dresses and the school uniform’s trademark saddle oxford shoes.