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TriBeCa Rooftop Wedding : Hillary & Ryan

New York, NY - May 12, 2022

A Summer Wedding at TriBeCa Rooftop in New York, NY

Hillary & Ryan were married on a bright summer afternoon surrounded by the awe inspiring skyline of lower Manhattan. The daughter of a dance studio owner, Hillary married a Broadway dancer and this set the stage (literally lol) for one of the most spirited dance floors I’ve photographed!

After getting ready at the Soho Grande Hotel, these two had a first look on the roof at the venue before their ceremony. The wedding was decorated spectacularly by Fern Botanica adorning every square inch with their amazing floral design. The deconstructed arch was super cool and added a modern nudge to the typical ceremony setup.

A common thread throughout the day was the close father/daughter relationship between Hillary and her dad. Just another element that made this event a joy to photograph. I remember the time just flying by. My job is especially fulfilling when you have the opportunity to capture so many organic moments and that was definitely the sense I had that day.

Photography: Brian Hatton
Venue: TriBeCa Rooftop
Cake: Audrey’s Fine Baked Goods
Florist: Fern Botanica
Hair: Rachel McCants
Makeup: Steve Schepis
Officiant: Ramone Owens
Lighting: A/V Workshop
Band: Cafe Wha
Wedding Gown: Morilee
Rings: Susie B Jewelry
Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply

Metropolitan Club Wedding : Allison & Ethan

New York, NY - March 18, 2022

A Winter Wedding at The Metropolitan Club in New York, NY

Allison & Ethan were married on the day of the biggest snowstorm in the NYC area this year which I am certain was nerve wracking – but by the time the ceremony began the sidewalks had been cleared and they had a full compliment of guests. The gold metal certainly goes to Allison who braved truly frigid temperatures and snowy conditions in a wedding dress to take some photos outside.

Allison made some amazing choices in decor with vivid color and tons of candlelight which set the tone for a stunning evening. I love how it gave a fun, energetic vibe to the stately and elegant club off Central Park. The party really ratcheted up a notch after the cake had been cut as Sticky’s Finger Joint, Katz’s Delicatessen and Chip City Cookies set up to offer a quintessential NYC food hall. Lit batons passed around the dance floor as the band drove an amazing experience for the guests. My second shooter and I remarked how this would be an amazing party to attend ourselves. That’s how you know we’re having fun.

Photographer: Brian Hatton Photography
Cinematographer: Frank Ahn Films
Rabbi: Rachel Ain, Sutton Place Synagogue
Florist: Forever in Bloom
Cake: Lulus
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Band: Brooklyn Sound, Hank Lane
Hair & Makeup: FaceTime Beauty
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: Nuha Jewelers
Groom’s Attire: Enzo Custom

Crystal Plaza Wedding : Kristen & Cory

Livingston, NJ - February 21, 2022

A Wedding at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ

Kristen & Cory were married on a gorgeous summer afternoon at the Crystal Plaza, a distinctive venue in suburban NJ which just underwent major renovations. This was my first time in the building since it was updated and I was shocked to see the new ceremony space which is literally like standing inside a crystal. Running the length of the room along the ceiling is essentially an inverted runway which bathes the room in light. What used to be the ceremony space is now the largest bridal getting ready suite I’ve perhaps ever witnessed. There’s no better place for a large bridal party to get ready.

One of the quintessential ingredients of a NJ or Long Island venue is the manicured outdoor garden space for photos and I’d say Crystal Plaza pulls this off in the least “marble columns” type of way. It’s elegant and has many nooks and crannies that give photographers the ability to shoot it creatively in different ways. Sometimes you show up at these places and they’re just the one option and angle – but that’s absolutely not the case here.

Alongside my longtime videography colleagues “15 Minutes of Frame”, we photographed Kristen in the glorious bridal suite as she put on her Justin Alexander gown and then met Cory for a first look. Before long, Chevy Chevis Entertainment was warming up the room with music and guests started to stream in.

Photos: Brian Hatton Photography
Venue: Crystal Plaza
Florist: Dalsimer Spitz & Peck
Hair: Marissa Molnar
Makeup: Jenielle Jensen
Video: 15 Minutes of Frame
Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander
Band: Chevy Chevis Entertainment