Well, I can’t believe we finally made it. Not to sound like a speech at a wedding, but seriously, a toast to Katie and Matt. These two celebrated their wedding at Radegast Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn after an adventurous journey. With three wedding dates under their belt and one ‘ah screw it, let’s get married’ elopement in Central Park, these two finally had the NYC wedding day they’d initially planned.
One thing we love about Katie and Matt: these two are resilient as heck. When they eloped in Central Park, they did so during an absolute downpour. We had high hopes for the wedding day in Williamsburg, and yet there we were: caught in the rain yet again. Thankfully these two rolled with it and we got some incredible Brooklyn wedding photos throughout the day.
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as well, the Hoxton is a perfect spot to get ready for a wedding. We love this gorgeous hotel with modern design and perfect Manhattan skyline views. Katie and her closest people got ready in a lovely hotel room at the Hoxton. Meanwhile, Matt got ready for the day at the couple’s apartment in Astoria. From their separate locations, it was time to meet up for the first look.
Katie and Matt started off their Brooklyn wedding day on the NYC skyline. Before their Radegast Hall wedding ceremony, these two decided to get some of that beautiful natural light in for their photos. They did a first look with iconic landmarks in the background. Just as the first look finished, the sky opened up for a rainy wedding day to begin.
As the day began, we took photos around Williamsburg. While walking over to the wedding party photo location, we stopped at a few cute places for some couples portraits. When it comes to taking wedding photos in Brooklyn, you can’t really go wrong with Williamsburg. There are tons of art walls, string lights, and beautiful views for some sweet memories to be made.
If you suspect rain on the forecast for your wedding day – don’t panic. Rainy days actually make for amazing lighting when it comes to wedding photography. As Brooklyn wedding photographers, rainy days are our favorites sometimes! Overcast weather creates diffused lighting and soft shadows, ultimately extremely flattering when having your portrait taken. Sunny days can create harsh shadows, especially shooting mid-day like when many wedding photos are taken.
We met up with the wedding party at the Donut ‘Love’ art wall, located at Grand & Bedford. Although the rain was starting, Katie and Matt’s closest friends were ready to protect the bride and groom with umbrellas between shots. You’d hardly know it was raining from these photos! We got these portraits done as quickly as possible before walking over to Radegast Hall for their wedding.
This beer hall was decked out to the nines by Pejy Kash Events. His team created a remarkable circle of candles, illuminating the ceremony in this intimate event space. With exposed brick walls and minimal natural lighting, this space is perfect for candles and warm lighting setups. We loved the way that Katie and Matt’s team turned this space into an even more beautiful spot to get married in NYC.
It was then time for Katie and Matt to say their vows. Friends and family gathered around for this wedding ceremony, with guests lined up along the walls. With this rather untraditional setup, we loved how Katie and Matt found a way to include their loved ones in the ceremony space. With a short ceremony, some beautiful vows, and a kiss to seal the deal, it was time to get the party started.
If there’s a place for a party, it’s here. This wedding reception went hard from the speeches to the dance floor. Katie and Matt jammed out to the Spice Girls, Black Eyed Peas, and everything in between. While guests were living it up, the couple took a quick break outside in the rain. We managed to get some last rainy photos for the evening.
For non-traditional couples looking for a super fun venue, Radegast Hall may be the perfect fit! The main hall can host 200-300 guests, including their front bar and garden. You also have the Bier Haus option, with the capacity for up to 125. This wedding features the Main Hall and had about 100-120 guests, creating a cozy but not-too-packed environment.
Katie and Matt’s wedding, after all the twists and turns, finally went off without a hitch. We love looking through the photos from this beautiful wedding day. We can’t wait to see where the future takes these amazing humans! And as for Radegast Hall, we can’t wait to go back and shoot at this super fun venue. If you’re thinking of getting married at this wild and wonderful venue, let us know! We’d love to help capture your special day.