Katie & Alex

May 6, 2017 | Pittsburgh 

It was a longer than normal winter in Pittsburgh. So what a better way to ring in spring than a "Party in the Tropics" at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens?

Both Alex and Katie, strangers at the time, escaped a snowy Friday night and opened the same door to an indoor paradise they soon would never forget.  

When Alex exited the elevator and entered the tropical forest conservatory, Katie was the first person he noticed.  "Her hair was the prettiest I've ever seen. So long and curly." 

"I had to make a move," he said. 

Katie first noticed Alex standing with a few friends next to a group of palm trees. "It was his style that caught my attention. He was wearing these interesting eye glasses. Black frames ... And his hair ... I wanted to talk to him."   

When Katie was alone, Alex approached her. The first thing he said was "where is your friend."

"At first I thought he was interested in my friend ... I couldn't blame him, though. She is a catch!" Katie said. 

But as the conversation picked up, Katie forgot about the friend remark. When she asked him about his glasses being Ray Bans, he said "who cares."

"Which made us both laugh so hard." She said. 

At the end of the night, Katie, who was trying not to show too much excitement, gave up her phone number when Alex asked, politely. Before she could leave his sight, he sent her a text just to make sure it was real.

Where it all began. 

  1. The GAP Trail (Labor Day 2014)
  2. Oh, Cancun! (2014 Katie's Birthday)
  3. Lady Pocono on Brady's Lake (2016 Easter Holiday)
  4. Halloween/Day of the Dead (2015)
  5. Working the Red Carpet (New Years Eve 2014)
  6. Our first Christmas (2015)
  7. Some creep took this photo  (July 2016)
  8. Fourth in the North (Independence Day 2016)
  9. Happy Birthday Vacation (Katie's 2015)

Travel & Lodging

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The Sheraton is a short and easy walk from the reception venue. To get your discounted rate, simply call 1-800-325-3535 and reference the Filicky Garcia wedding. 

The Pittsburgh Marathon is the day after our celebration. For that reason, we recommend that you make lodging and travel reservations as soon as possible. 


Katie and Alex are registered at​​​​​​ Bed Bath and Beyond . Registry Id: 544097316. 

Let us know you
stopped by! 

Wedding Party 

"We coudn't do this without you!" 

Parents of the Bride

Parents of the Groom 

Mr. John & Mrs. Karen Filicky 
Ms. Suzanne Fredericks 
​Mr. Vicente & Mrs. Luz María García Vásquez 

Matron of Honor 

Best Man

Colleen Filicky Eberlin 

Rolando García Vásquez

Maid of Honor 

Best Man

Sarah Stewart 

Adrián Sánchez



Julie Baker
Carrie Hertneky 
Rachel Wheelin​

Charles Eberlin
John Vásquez
Christian Terrassa

Junior Bridesmaid

​Paulina Sánchez

 Flower Girls 

Camila García
Juliana Chrestay-Stark

Guests of Honor 

Wayne & Donna Chrestay

Mistress of Ceremonies 

Ally Kenna 


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