Toni Allen and Michael Albertson
Toni Allen and Michael Albertson, both of Glendale, were married
at Il Cielo in Beverly Hills. Rabbi Don Singer officiated.
Anya Matanovic, the star of Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme,” sang
selections from the opera for the ceremony.
The bride’s son, Andrew Baio, gave the bride away.
Joanne Fothergil was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were
Summer Allen, Ami Baio, Gina McHatton, Mary Celentano, Lizzy
Albertson, Marlena Celentano, Helen Albertson and Hazel McHatton.
Joan Schwartz was the best woman.
Ushers were Richard Albertson, Steve Celentano, Daniel Gibson,
Cooper McHatton, Riley Allen-Gibson and Eliot Baio.
The reception followed at Il Cielo.
It was an interfaith celebration with Italian and Jewish music and
After enjoying a honeymoon in Italy, the couple are living in
The bride received her master’s in journalism and mass
communications from the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln. She is
working on her doctorate degree.
She is a college professor of journalism.
She is a member of the First Amendment Coalition, the Journalism
Assn. of Community Colleges, the National Academy of Recording Arts
and Sciences and is founder of “The Journalism Project.”
The groom graduated from USC School of Medicine and is a
gastroenterologist in private practice in Burbank and is affiliated
with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.