Local couple – who’ve gone through so much – hoping to win wedding of their dreams.

March 1, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Full disclosure – I am VERY close to this story.


I am an open book. I write the good, the bad and the tragic when it comes to my family.

Sometimes it drives my husband nuts.

But he loves me.


I’ve shared so much of our lives – from the time when my big girls – Alexa and Maria – were little girls and I was a morning reporter for WGRZ.  I shared milestones, my divorce, meeting Scott and Maria’s accident and recovery. All of it.

I shared my pregnancy when Emma was on the way. It’s been a complete joy to do so. I left my anchor/reporter job when I was pregnant with Ella – but I never stopped sharing. I shared my pregnancy journey – our move to East Aurora, my journey with Totally Buffalo, when Maria met her Mercy Flight heroes, the loss of my dad and so much more. Recently I shared that I was becoming a grandmother to a beautiful baby boy. Well, he’s here! Lincoln is just the sweetest, most adorable little guy and we all are completely smitten!

Now, I’m sharing the fact that Maria and her fiancé are in the running to win a wedding of their dreams in a contest through Salvatore’s Hospitality!  It would be amazing to watch all their dreams come true.

I would love it and appreciate it so much if you would take the time to watch the video they made of their journey. How they met, got engaged – and how RJ helped Maria after her accident. They are both so open and honest in this video – it’s really amazing.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THEIR VIDEO  – check it out and please take a moment to vote for them! (You have to validate your email – they’ll send you an email – so check your spam if you don’t see it – then just click the link. Otherwise, your vote won’t count).

Thank you so much!!!




About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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