Alger House Wedding Photos: Rebecca & Massimo Say ‘I Do’

Ceremony photographed for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I had a blast photographing the wedding of Rebecca and Massimo yesterday at the Alger House.  Rebecca promised there would be lots of fun Italians present, and she didn’t let me down.  The ceremony was simple yet sincere, and included a hand blessing ceremony where the couple clasps hands for a blessing in the ancient Roman tradition.  The rings somehow were misplaced — but no matter — several of the 35 guests offered rings of their own to the couple.

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Alger House Wedding Photos: 1920s Style!

First dance images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

So you’ve already seen a preview of Marisa’s beautiful dress by designer Sue Wong, but here is a glimpse at Marisa’s full wedding in all its 1920s glory.  The wedding took place at the Alger House in the West Village.  The beautiful antique details of the venue were perfect for the theme of the wedding.  Adding to the ambiance was the music provided by DJ Michael Cumella’s Crank-Up Phonograph Experience.  He’s a natty dresser, and brings the best music that will have all your guests doing the Charleston.  Michael played during the cocktail hour, and the delightful retro jazz of live band Lapis Luna got the crowd dancing during the reception.  The food at the Alger House was great, as usual, and the desserts were provided by Veniero’s Italian Bakery in the East Village.  Without being costumey at all, Marisa was able to incorporate her love for a bygone era and have a lot of fun with the details.  Enjoy the Alger House wedding photos!

Escort card detail for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Wedding speech detail shot for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

Portrait of the bride for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride and her family for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Toast images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Toast images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Toast images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

First dance images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

First dance images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Reception images for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Ceremony and reception venue: Alger House

Catering: Green Mansions Catering, Alger House

Wedding dress: Sue Wong

Feathers for bridesmaids’ attire: Kathy Johnson, Etsy

DJ: Michael Cumella’s Crank-Up Phonograph Experience

Live band: Lapis Luna

Desserts: Veniero’s


If you would like to see more examples of work NYC wedding photojournalist Kelly Williams, such as these Alger House wedding photos, please visit my website.

 

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Photos Featured on ‘Little Dress Book’

Hi all!  I am pleased to announce that Marisa’s delightful 1920s-themed wedding at the Alger House was recently featured on the blog, ‘Little Dress Book.’  The story features 11 of my photos from the wedding, and focuses on Marisa’s unique and stylish wedding dress that was designed by Sue Wong.  If you get a chance, check out the story here.  Also, if you’re in the market for a wedding or bridesmaids dress, be sure to pay a visit to Little Dress Book.  The site is a great resource for brides searching for the perfect dress, and includes dresses of all styles.  The site is here, and gives you the opportunity to view a multitude of vendors and designers, as well as book bridal appointments online.  The blog is constantly updated with photos of the latest trends in dresses.  Oh, and in case you’re wondering who that dapper DJ is, that’s DJ Michael Cumella, whose ‘Crank-Up Phonograph DJ Experience’ was a perfect accompaniment to Marisa’s wedding!

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A Beautiful Alger House Wedding: Jingle & Huang

A bride's feet decorated with henna by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Congratulations to Jingle and Huang who were married at the lovely Alger House in the West Village.  In case you’re not familiar with the location, it’s a two story townhouse nestled on Downing Street.  While unassuming from the outside, inside it is filled with exquisite Victorian details.

Jingle and Huang’s wedding combined many different cultures: for her ceremony she chose a traditional Western, white wedding dress.  For the cocktail hour, she changed into a dress reflecting her own Chinese heritage, which was bought in Hong Kong.  Finally, for the end of the evening Jingle revealed a beautiful sari as a nod to her husband’s Indian background.  The music for the evening was a blend of everything with several Bollywood hits thrown in to get the crowd going.  Bittersweet provided the intricately decorated cake, and the music was provide by John Hubela and the Compact Disc Jockeys.

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

A bride's feet decorated with henna by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Getting ready photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

A bride and groom's first look by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

A bride and groom's first look by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride and bridesmaid by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride and bridesmaid by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

 

Portrait of the bride and bridesmaid by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride and bridesmaids by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride and bridesmaids by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

 

Wedding cake by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

First dance photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

First dance photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

First dance photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Toast photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Reception photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Reception photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Reception photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Bouquet toss by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Portrait of the bride and groom by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Reception photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Reception photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Reception photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Reception photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Ceremony and reception venue: Alger House

Catering: Green Mansions Catering, Alger House

Western, white wedding dress: Lovely

Red evening qipao: CFG Boutique

Indian sari: Lexington Saree Palace

Bride’s shoes: Silver shoes from Caparros, gold sandals from DSW

Invitations: Double Bravo

Groomsmen attire: Om Saree Palace

Florist: Ariston Florist

DJ: Compact Disc Jockeys

Cake: Bittersweet


If you would like to see more photos by Alger House wedding photographer, Kelly Williams, please visit my website.

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