New York, NY
David Benioff and Amanda Peet were married on September 30, 2006 at Amanda’s alma mater, Friends Seminary Quaker School in New York City. The 140 guests at the black-tie wedding included Elizabeth Berkley and Mark Ruffalo.
The bride, who was pregnant at the time, wore an off-white Oscar de la Renta gown with a black sash and ruffles cascading down the back. Peet walked down the aisle to “Piano Concerto” by Beethoven, carrying a bouquet of white, pink and cream roses. She was preceded by bridesmaids, one of whom was actress Sarah Paulson, in black dresses. The groom wore a black suit and black tie.
During the ceremony, the couple stood under an embroidered chuppah. Friends read a poem by Frank O’Hara and a passage from Irish poet Samuel Beckett. Before exchanging rings, the couple passed their wedding bands around the room via tied ribbon, so each person in attendance could touch them.
The vows were recited in both English and Hebrew. At the conclusion, Angela McCluskey of the Wild Colonials sang “Gold in Them Hills” by Ron Sexsmith.
Following the ceremony, guests were shuttled to Chelsea Art Museum for a reception. Dinner included lamb, Maine lobster and beef carpaccio. For dessert, guests enjoyed a three-tier coconut wedding cake, s’mores and ice cream bars.
The bride, groom and guests danced to the Dexter Lake Club Band until 1:30 a.m.