Photos by:

Amber Gress

In terms of wedding venues, New York’s Wythe Hotel never disappoints – that’s just a fact. It’s the perfect home for modern events with just the right touch of vintage nostalgia, as you’ll see in this styled shoot from Events by Melissa McNeeley, Tom Borgese, and Amber Gress. How fantastic is the indigo and gold painted wedding cake?

A Styled Wedding at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

From the event designer, Melissa of Events by Melissa McNeeley: The idea for this styled shoot was to show that you can put have a small wedding (under 40 guests) in one of their private lofts (ceremony on the terrace, cocktails in the hotel room/loft, followed my dinner and dancing in the Wythe’s smaller private dining room) and still have all the special and luxe elements of a larger wedding – maybe more so since you can put more of your budget toward decor items and have really good food since you’re feeding less people!

jewel toned invitations - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

paper goods - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

rose wedding bouquet - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

bride and groom - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

rooftop wedding ceremony - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

ceremony recessionals - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

I was inspired by one of my favorite stores, The End of History, which carries tons of mid century glass and ceramics. I am amazed that this store exists and is full of so much beauty right in the middle of the west village. They were kind enough to loan me items for the bar and dinner and what I chose worked really nicely with my violet, navy and gold palette. We painted vintage poetry books as place cards, used vintage mid-century tea towels (from eBay) as napkins and vintage furniture from Patina. I felt that something “outer space-ish” fit in with the mid-century feel, especially with such and imaginary outer space print that I found on eBay. There is something sort of wholesome and fun and vintage yet totally modern about it and plus those colors are so flattering as a backdrop!

A Styled Wedding at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

painted wedding cakes - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

A Styled Wedding at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

cake cutting - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

A Styled Wedding at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

bud vase centerpieces - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

A Styled Wedding at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

gold wedding ideas - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

reception lounges - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

I wanted it to feel fun and alive so we had an amazing DJ and really wonderful Cellist for the ceremony and cocktail hour. My only complaint is that the day went too fast. We had such a great time shooting this and there was an endless supply of great music that I didn’t want it to end!

restaurant receptions - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

tablescape ideas - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

book place cards - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

gold wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

tablescape ideas - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

painted wedding cakes - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

A Styled Wedding at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel

A Styled Wedding at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel - photo by Amber Gress http://ruffledblog.com/a-styled-wedding-at-brooklyns-wythe-hotel


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Amber Gress / Event Design and Styling: Events by Melissa McNeeley / Florist: Tom Borgese / Venue: Wythe Hotel / Wedding Dress: The Lovely One by Lovely Bride / Makeup: Jessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty / Groom and Best Man’s Suits and Accessories: Against Nature / Catering and Wedding Cake: Reynard (The Wythe’s caterer) / Vintage Furniture, Props and Television: Patina Rentals / Mid Century Glass and Ceramics for bar and dining tables: The End of History / Poetry Book Place Cards: painted by Tiny Victory Designs / DJ: TJ Ryan of Mister Saturday Night / Cellist: Andrew Carter (carter.sounds @ gmail.com) / Wedding Invitations and Change of Address Cards: Alix Sorrell / Models: Melissa McNeeley’s good looking friends

4 comments
  • I love the bold colors and graphic designs. And, that cake – wow! The blue with the touch of gold, it is incredible!

  • That cake is absolutely incredible, and all the lovely details made this wedding feel so personal. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thea

    Love everything about this wedding!!! Awesome cake and gorgeous dress!

  • hoteles con encanto bodas

    it’s a very cool venue with great decor! A lot of great modern touches and an ultra nice lobby for photos.