Alison and Alex’s wedding story has a lot of coincidences in it. First of all, they live one block down from me. Secondly, they used to live across from each other (one block down from me, are you still following?) for YEARS and never met. There is even a photo of Alex on his rooftop with Alison’s living room in the background. In a city where 8 million people are priced out of their apartments on a very regular basis, these coincidences are almost miracles.
It’s only after Alex moved to Harlem that they were introduced by a mutual friend , and realized they had been to many parties without ever meeting. They continued this “long distance relationship”, as they described it to me, for years before Alex made his way to Alison’s place, across from his previous one. One block down from me. Back on the same zipcode, and exactly where he belonged.
Their 501 Union summer wedding was filled with DIY projects and details that were carried out with such skill even I couldn’t tell (and I have a radar for DIY. Or maybe I’m just a wedding photographer). Their flowers, bouquets and cakes were made by friends. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s mother, and the day was beautifully orchestrated by one of Alison’s friends. The day went smoothly and the party looked beautiful; Alex and Alison managed to pull off a classy and original wedding at one of Brooklyn’s most sought after venue all the while keeping it personal and budget-friendly. It was truly a night to remember, and I hope to run into them in the deli downstairs or in a neighborhood bar!