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!