Alger House Wedding
Our photographers took full advantage of the perfect weather this past June when shooting the Alger House wedding of Christine and Thomas. We absolutely love this unique venue in the West Village of NYC. Housed in a private Townhouse, it boosts an eclectic blend of sculptures, paintings and even a large antique bathroom decorated with stained glass windows. Split into two levels, the top floor offers a Garden room with plant lined walls and Victorian style seating. Separated by a grand staircase the lower level Great Room has hardwood floors and a fully stocked bar. This room can accommodate up to 106 guests for a cocktail party or seated dinner.
We started at the Tribeca Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street as the couple prepped for their big day. Christine and her bridesmaids got ready in Asian inspired silk robes while Thomas and his groomsmen prepped down the hall. The guys had a few drinks on the rooftop of the hotel, which offered great views of the city.
A native New Yorker, this couple opted for the always-reliable Yellow Taxi to get them to The Alger House on time. (I’m sure this is the first time this cabbie has been hailed by a gorgeous bride in a robe, veil and sunglasses!)
Christine finished getting ready in the second floor Garden room. She wore a beautiful strapless wedding dress with embroidered belt and full skirt. Her hair was styled in romantic waves and highlights that complimented her face perfectly. Her groom was handsome in a 3 piece black tuxedo and bow tie as he awaited his bride. (Looks like they chose Kay Jewelers for their wedding rings!)
The couple chose to do a first look (becoming increasingly popular amongst engaged couples) to spend some time alone and take portraits in the west village area before their ceremony. Our team loves the charm that this neighborhood offers. Exposed brick, quiet tree lined streets and romantic parks offer endless opportunities for great photos.
After a touching ceremony on the first level of the venue, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed passed hor ‘dvores and champagne. The staff really out did themselves and decorated the reception tables beautifully with silk linens and floral centerpieces. The DJ got the party started with the couple’s first dance and everyone joined in and had a blast.
We were honored to be a part of this amazing couple’s big day and had a great time shooting at The Alger House again.