News & Politics

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.

Don’t Miss Another Big Story—Get Our Weekend Newsletter

Our most popular stories of the week, sent every Saturday.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.
More: