Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Saturday 18 September |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Daudi Okelo and Bl. Jildo Irwa

Country Star Maggie Rose’s Big Fat Catholic Wedding

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/06/16

It’s all over People magazine, don’cha know?


Maggie Rose “ain’t your mama” – but now she’s somebody’s wife! The country singer tied the knot over the weekend, saying “I Do” to longtime love Austin Marshall in Potomac, Maryland, on Saturday. “We were surrounded by family and friends from all over the world in my hometown of Potomac, Maryland,” Rose tells PEOPLE exclusively of her nuptials. “My mom and unofficial wedding planner Lizz Durante worked so hard to give us a special day.” Rose and Marshall exchanged vows at Our Lady of Mercy – the church where most of the singer’s immediate and extended family have wed – and celebrated with a reception at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. The “I Ain’t Your Mama” singer had live music from her family and guests, including bridesmaid Natalie Murphy, a violinist and vocalist who performed throughout the ceremony. In addition, groomsman Dallas Davidson sang an original tune called “She’s All Yours,” co-written by Rose, while the star danced with her father at the reception.

Read more. 

The church, Our Lady of Mercy, looms large in my life. I know it well. My wife and her siblings attended the parish school. Her grandparents were buried from there.

And that’s not all: Sargent Shriver’s funeral was held there, too.

Photo: Wikipedia

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Kathleen N. Hattrup
Pope considers what to do with pro-abortion Catholic politicians
Philip Kosloski
How receiving Holy Communion can drive away demons
Berthe and Marcel
Lauriane Vofo Kana
This couple has the longest marriage in France
Philip Kosloski
Why is the feast of the Holy Cross celebrated on September 14?
Mathilde De Robien
How a lost masterpiece of sacred art was discovered thanks to chi...
Kathleen N. Hattrup
On same-sex unions, Pope says Church doesn’t have power to change...
Philip Kosloski
This prayer to St. Anthony is said to have “never been known to f...
See More