Alison & Peter had gorgeous weather for their whirlwind of a wedding day-- we took photos everywhere from their amazing rooftop with cityscape views to a fun local bar around the corner to the garden at the church they got married in, the lovely St. Luke in The Fields, and finally a few shots down in the South Street Seaport before heading into Bridgewaters for their fantastic reception. I started in their apartment where Alison was getting ready (hair by Jackson, makeup by Lara) while my 2nd shooter, Zack, hung out with the fellas, who were having a drink and later playing some pool while they waited for us. Meanwhile I enjoyed making use of their unique decor in staging my still life images of the rings (see the aligator head below? yeah!) After putting on her gown by Lea Ann Belter, we headed out to meet Peter for their first look in the garden next to the church. After a round of couple portraits I took care of the family group portraits and then took the wedding party back across the street to Barrow's Pub for a fun shot around the pool table! It was dark in there and I was thrilled that we got a few shots where everyone was looking and smiling and not blinking in the minutes we had to spare. If you are looking for a wedding band, look no further than Dexter Lake Club Band! I don't even know how to explain their skills. This was not your typical wedding band, friends, this is a special group of musicians that has clearly found their calling inspiring guests of all ages to dance their asses off at weddings. And dance they did! A larger-scale wedding, these folks were no slouches-- just about everyone was out on the floor at some point I think. The reception was beautifully decorated with flowers and hanging candles by Maria of Pristine Events. The cake was festooned with a winding trail of beautiful purple orchids. Everyone enjoyed an old-fashioned photobooth complete with props, by , and to cap off the night as they exited Bridgewaters guests were offered hot dogs and a copy of the Sunday New York Times on their way out. What do we find in the wedding announcements section of said Times? Why a sweet photo of Alison and Peter (by yours truly of course!).