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Real Wedding: Alison and Peter

Familiar faces Alison Starling and Peter Alexander tied the knot last spring at the Newseum.

All photographs by Greg Gibson.

Occupations: She’s an anchor for ABC 7 WJLA; he’s an NBC correspondent

Hometowns: She’s from Orlando, FL; he’s from Oakland, CA

How they met: As reporters in Seattle in 2002; they reconnected in 2010

How they got engaged: Peter proposed at the base of the Eiffel Tower

Wedding flowers: Cherry blossoms, peonies, tulips, and roses

Wedding cake: Four-tier almond cake with milk chocolate ganache

Wedding cocktail: The couple’s own Champagne concoction, which they call “Toujours”

First dance song: Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”

Favorite detail: Tables were named after cities special to the couple; food stations had fare from Seattle, Paris, and DC

Most memorable moment: Floating above family and friends in chairs during the hora

Where they live now: Alexandria

The Details

Bride’s gown: Ulla-Maija, from Hitched

Caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering, Newseum

Florist: Sidra Forman Flowers

Videographer: Toy Box Productions

Band: The Source/Élan Artists

Event planner: Alexandra Kovach, Alexandra & Company

Photographer: Greg Gibson

Venue: The Newseum


This wedding appears in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Bride & Groom.

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