632 Hudson Wedding
We began Sarah and Shaun’s wedding preparations at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking district of NYC, one of my favorite, more rugged parts of NYC, mixing grunge and fashion and trends into the definition of the city. Their intimate wedding was far from traditional in all senses – to begin with, they got ready together in the same hotel room, helping each other with the final details – one of my favorite things about a non-traditional way brides and grooms are now starting to do, which is be a part of each other’s getting ready process, rather than have a big, staged “reveal”. The moments between Sarah + Shaun that were captured were perfectly candid, describing their every day gestures towards each other, lots of laughs, and a few nervous moments perhaps (but this is what makes the photos feel so real to me), as they got used to the camera there to document their day.
As with most winter weddings, particularly in December, it was certainly a bitterly cold day, but this didn’t stop them from enjoying the sights along the way and in true NYC fashion, walked together to their venue from the hotel, no fancy cars, limos or ubers, just feet on concrete… and cute shoes 😉
The wedding took place at an adorably intimate NYC townhouse, 632 on Hudson, adorned with beautiful antique 19th century decor on the inside, and a tall, open staircase giving the view of the wedding from any level, and hidden nooks and crannies for guests to sit, chat, and eat cocktail-style, while enjoying the evening. There was plenty of entertainment, between a poker table, an antique speakeasy, and an amazing magician that had everyone’s mouths dropped.
This was certainly a memorable night, and for me, a great way to end off my 2017 season of weddings, with an adorably cute and fun Aussie-New Zealand couple mingling the night away…