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Coindre Hall Wedding : Sandy & Anthony

Huntington, NY - February 16, 2022

A Wedding at Coindre Hall in Huntington, NY

Sandy & Anthony were married on a warm summer’s day at Chateau at Coindre Hall, a grand property nestled in the woods on Long Island’s Huntington Bay. As you turn onto the grounds you’re presented with numerous mature trees with one particularly stately specimen that is just calling out for a wedding ceremony. I love how the French inspired chateau comes seemingly out of nowhere with its impressive facade – beautifully front lit in the afternoon sun.

The couple began the afternoon with a traditional tea ceremony with cherished family before changing into their Western wedding day attire. I was particularly impressed with their ability to look cool and collected on a day that was pushing 100 degrees! They enjoyed a first look in the central courtyard and we knocked out some portraits so that they could enjoy the rest of the day with their guests. The sun was doing interesting things throughout the ceremony which highlighted important family members and the bride at key moments. I love when you get these chance opportunities to add a different dimension to the coverage.

Wythe Hotel Wedding : Hilary & Andrew

Brooklyn, NY - July 27, 2021

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

Oceanbleu Wedding : Christine & Kit

Westhampton Beach, NY - January 19, 2021

A late summer wedding on the beach is always a delight and this wedding at Oceanbleu in The Hamptons was no exception. Getting at ready at home with her bridesmaids, Christine put on the final touches with the crisp sunshine letting everyone know this was going to be a great day. Soon we were off to the beach for a first look with Kit before their ceremony on the sand. I love the relaxed mood of weddings on the oceanfront as it feels like a great big party that happens to be a wedding.

Photos: Brian Hatton
Video: Kenneth Cooper Films
Florist: Honeysuckle & Roses
Cake: Beach Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Studio Novelle
Music: Around Town Entertainment