A wedding at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Hilary and Andrew were married in an intimate summer wedding at Wythe Hotel, a gorgeous boutique property in Williamsburg. In fact, I believe it was one of the first of such hotels in Brooklyn. Its warm brick facade invites you in from the street while its stunning bi-level penthouse suites open up to sweeping views of the neighborhood as well as all of Manhattan. I love the way the outdoor event space at ground level feels almost like an indoor space since it’s nearly entirely enclosed – yet you feel an actual breeze. Pretty cool. I’d say that it makes you feel almost like you’re on the patio of someone’s home rather than at a hotel. And, the food from Le Crocodile is amazing. Win win.
As this was a small wedding with less than 40 guests, I photographed this alone and got to spend a few minutes with Andrew as he finished his prep before heading up to Hilary’s room. It was nice to get settled with him and his family before the day really got rolling. Both he and Hilary were pretty much squared away once I got started so getting ready flew by in a second before it was time to queue up for a first look on the roof. The bright afternoon sun was a true reflection of the overall mood of the day and made for a perfect setting for the bride and groom to see each other for the first time.
The great thing about the Wythe’s location is that you really don’t have to venture far at all to get some great street scenes for portraits. We took a tour of a one-block radius and then head inside to the stunning floral design by Bride & Blossom which framed the ceremony. The evening hummed along perfectly thanks to the great staff at the hotel and the guidance of Brittany Ward of Modern Rebel. I hadn’t worked with Brittany before but it was great to get to know her as she kept things calm and collected for Hilary and Andrew.
As we get back into the swing of things here in 2021, I’m excited to share this wedding which is uncharacteristically one of the first of the year!
Photography: Brian Hatton
Event Planning: Brittany Ward, Modern Rebel
Venue & Catering: Wythe Hotel
Florist: Bride & Blossom
Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations
Hair: White Rose Collective – Halie Kellagher
Makeup: Alexa Rae
Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville
Bride’s Shoes: Ted Baker
Groom’s Tux: Armani