Here is this Sunday's lucky couple, an art gallery owner and former policeman: sweet!
Alan Bennett Ilagan and Andrew Van Wagenen were married Friday in Boston. The ceremony in the Boston Public Garden was led by Christopher J. Vaeth, a friend of the couple’s, who received permission from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to officiate at the event.
Mr. Ilagan (left), 34, is a personnel administrator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany. He is also the manager of the Romaine Brooks Gallery, the art gallery at the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center, also in Albany. He graduated from Brandeis.
He is a son of Laurel Mitchell Ilagan and Dr. Emiliano Alisuag Ilagan of Amsterdam, N.Y. His mother retired as an associate professor of nursing at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, N.Y. His father, a retired anesthesiologist, was a partner in Mohawk Valley Anesthesia, a group practice in Amsterdam.
Mr. Van Wagenen, 47, retired as a police officer in Guilderland, N.Y.
He is a son of Thomas Tygert Van Wagenen Jr. of Guilderland and the late Katherine Francis Van Wagenen. His father retired as the superintendent of the Department of Water and Wastewater Management for the Town of Guilderland.
Mazel Tov to the young couple.