A few summers ago, Nicole was invited by a friend to go on a group trip to Greece. As if the trip wasn’t already dreamy enough, it was there that she and Alex first met. “It was evident that there was an attraction there, however we were both timid to start,” recalls Nicole. “By the second day, we were inseparable and have been ever since.”

Location
The Brooklyn Museum
Date held
Sun May 28th
Q1

What was on your wedding day Wish List?

Alex: Spend time with my wife alone after the wedding ceremony and also to say a few words to show appreciation for my wife, family and friends.

Nicole: To have fun, and for all our guests to have fun, too.

Q2

What were the qualities that made you fall for one another?

Alex: Nicole was so cute. I immediately fell in love with her style, her cute smile, her sharp sense of humor. We were very similar in a lot of ways and had great chemistry. We were inseparable.

Nicole: Sounds simple, but the first thing I noticed about Alex was how genuinely kind he was. Didn’t hurt that he was also handsome, funny, and a joy to be around.

I immediately fell in love with her style, her cute smile, her sharp sense of humor... We were inseparable.

Alex

Q3

What did planning a wedding teach you about your relationship?

Alex: We’re really on the same page and made the best of a long process.

Nicole: Despite my rash decision-making and Alex’s slow-and-steady approach, at the end of the day we want all the same things, whether it be in life or a party.

Q4

How did you feel on your day?

Alex: So excited and ready to go!

Nicole: Calm, alert, and surprisingly hungry—no one tells you you won’t have time to eat at your own wedding!

The first thing I noticed about Alex was how genuinely kind he was.

Nicole

Q5

Do you have advice for couples in the throes of wedding planning?

Alex: Make it about you. Go with your visions and your desires. And have fun!

Nicole: Don’t let tasks linger. Get things done that need to be done, so you have time to enjoy the fun stuff. Also, don’t try to do everything. Trust each other and other people to help make your wedding everything you want it to be.

Q6

What moments from your day do you hope never to forget?

Alex: First look. Taking photos with family and our wedding party. Watching Nicole walk down the aisle. Dancing with all my friends at the end of the night.

Nicole: Getting dressed with my mom, sisters and Alex’s mom and sister. The amount of love and warmth we received from our bridesmaids and groomsmen. The handful of quiet and intimate little moments Alex and I had to ourselves throughout the day and night, from elevator rides, to the minutes after the ceremony, to our trip back to the hotel at the end of the night.

Trust each other and other people to help make your wedding everything you want it to be.

Nicole

Make it about you. Go with your visions and your desires.

Alex

Q7

What memory of one another stands out most in your memory?

Alex: The first time I went to visit Nicole in LA after we had met in Greece. I was so excited and happy to be there. That day was so awesome and special.

Nicole: I can remember every second and aspect of the day Alex and I met like it was yesterday – from where we were, what we talked about, how we looked at one another, and even what we were wearing.

Q8

What's the best relationship advice you've ever received?

Alex: Try not to react with emotion. Constantly work on yourself. And compromise.

Nicole: Be fair and be honest.

At the end of the day we want all the same things, whether it be in life or a party.

Nicole

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    Ira Lippke

With a distinctive ability to capture the timeless substance of events in images marked by elegance and exuberance, The Day founder Ira Lippke is one of the country’s most celebrated event photographers. Using photojournalism as a starting point, he infuses every shoot with a distinct artistic sensibility—an approach he has come to term “fine art documentary photography.”

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