Ananda and Peter

New York, New York



Photography | Terrence Hamilton for Phillipvn Photography | @phillipvnweddings

Venue | Houston Hall | @houstonhallnyc

Bakery | Four & Twenty Blackbirds | @birdsblack

Makeup Artist | Cara Goldberg

Please describe your wedding day in detail. Be sure to include any personalized details and your favorite memories.

It was a magical day. Ananda went to Houston Hall early for make-up and dressing with her posse. I finally showed up around 1 and mingled with the early arrivals. When 2 pm came, our friend Les began the ceremony with a song, and we walked with our families from different sides of the hall, met at the back and walked down the aisle together. After a wonderful ceremony of stories and poetry officiated by our good friend Alex, we then rushed out of the hall into the rain for a very quick photo shoot. Then it was back in with our friends and family, for the party of a lifetime with a collection of dear people that will not be repeated.


How did you two meet?

Through our friend Alex Twersky. We met at his dad’s shiva, but then he got us together suggesting I reach out to her when we were both single.


Tell us all about the proposal!

I was at her family’s summer house in New Hampshire. One of our favorite places is this place called Mossy Glen. It was there I surprised her with a proposal with a ring my mother had worn throughout her marriage.


Describe the wedding planning process. Why did you choose the vendors you worked with?

Trying to keep costs down, trying to pick a location that meant something to us, and yet would be convenient for our guests, especially family.


What is your advice for newly engaged couples?

Don’t sweat the money so much, as that special day is usually worth it!