By Celine Park ’20
Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory married former Mayor Richard Riordan. The wedding took place on Feb.19 at St. James Episcopal Church in Hancock Park.
Gregory intended for the wedding ceremony to be small and personal, with only a few friends attending it. She said she liked the intimacy of a small wedding and that the day was a very precious moment between just the two of them.The newlyweds have said that their favorite part of the wedding was when they recited their vows.
“When we said our vows, I looked at her, and she looked at me. At that moment, I just melted inside,” Riordan said.
Riordan served in office from 1993 to 2001. He said that he met Gregory for the first time six years ago at a friend’s house. Riordan, an active philanthropist who strives to help underprivileged kids, said that one of the many activities he does with Gregory is visiting the homeless in Skid Row.
The couple has not had their honeymoon yet, due to Gregory’s work schedule. Riordan said that one of the things he loves most about Gregory is that she works extremely hard, and understands that because she is so busy they could not celebrate right away. Since they were unable to have their honeymoon right away, the couple planned a dinner at a Mexican restaurant.
“The entire experience made me really happy, and I just know for sure that this is going to be a lasting marriage,” Gregory said.