City Hall Wedding; Alder Reception | Allison + Will

smiling bride
smiling bride

This New York couple had an increasingly popular style of wedding that is a cross between a traditional intimate wedding and an elopement. It's a... wed-opement! Further breaking with tradition: they got married on a Monday, and started at 7:30 in the morning, creating a radical party time frame for them and their guests while most of the City was sitting behind their desks.

I am here for this.

Allison and Will got ready together at the Ludlow Hotel, who gave them a room with a sunroom attached that Ellen and Najeebah from Face the Day used to do Allison's hair and makeup. Friends and family came bearing much-needed coffee (and, ahem, flasks) while they got ready.

We traveled via cabs to City Hall where they got married, and then the newlyweds and I went to the Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden for a portrait session. Everyone met back up again at a bar next door to where their reception was being held while we waited until it was time to go over.

Alder is a restaurant located in the East Village owned by Chef Wylie Dufresne, who created an amazing canapés + four-course tasting menu for Allison and Will. The food was incredible, and it was quite the experience to meet Chef Wylie in person - he's larger than life!

A fun note: Will has the distinction of being my very first groom to rock a kilt, and I think he looked so dapper.

Congrats to Allison and Will!

groom kilt & ribbons
groom kilt & ribbons
knitting
knitting
groom shoes & jewelry
groom shoes & jewelry
groom rad socks
groom rad socks
groom dressed & nyc landscape
groom dressed & nyc landscape
bride shoes & jewelry
bride shoes & jewelry
bride preparing
bride preparing
wedding dress & ready bride
wedding dress & ready bride
ludlow mat & light fixtures
ludlow mat & light fixtures
taxi disembarkation
taxi disembarkation
wedding guests
wedding guests
cool hair photographer
cool hair photographer
bride hair flower
bride hair flower
smiling groom
smiling groom
newlyweds kissing
newlyweds kissing
smiling newlyweds
smiling newlyweds
groom kissing bridal shoulder
groom kissing bridal shoulder
bowtie & sunglasses guest
bowtie & sunglasses guest
alder & happy bride & guest
alder & happy bride & guest
newlyweds with flowers
newlyweds with flowers
lights & food
lights & food
alder reception menu
alder reception menu
amuse bouche & flowers
amuse bouche & flowers
newlyweds toasting
newlyweds toasting
metaphoto
metaphoto
alder coaster & beverage
alder coaster & beverage
appetizers on display
appetizers on display
newlyweds with Wylie Dufresne
newlyweds with Wylie Dufresne
small food & cool wood
small food & cool wood
happy groom
happy groom
cake cutting
cake cutting