07/02/2012 03:21 pm ET Updated Jul 02, 2012

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas Wedding Photos Will Appear Exclusively In People Magazine

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas said "I do" Saturday evening at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City, before heading over to New York University's Kimmel Center for the reception. Both parties, having been graduates of the university, said they couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate.

Although Baldwin has had a few problems with photographers over the last couple of weeks, he has made sure we will all get to see the pictures from his wedding.

"It was a wonderful evening, where Alec and the press got along great," a friend of Baldwin tells me. "No one was rude or aggressive and thus Alec was happy to pose for press pictures and meet fans who had gathered to wish him well."

The first pictures that will be released of the newlyweds will be available exclusively in People magazine, which hits newsstands next week.

Baldwin's friend insists there is almost no celebrity that makes himself as available to the press and public as Baldwin. The friend says he lives in the heart of New York City, rides his bike in the city and walks the city streets. Cameras are around him constantly. "If [photographers] are respectful to him, he has no problem with them," the source says.

Although his spokesperson would not comment on whether a financial agreement had been reached with People magazine, it should be noted that Alec has donated more than $5 million to various art programs throughout the city.