Marissa and Sofya said their vows in front of the stunning greenery wall at Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg. With their loved ones onlooking after having come from near and far to witness, these two said ‘I Do’ in a sun-soaked ceremony at this gorgeous Brooklyn wedding venue.
The weather couldn’t have been nicer on this beautiful, sunny day in Brooklyn. The ceremony was hosted against the wall of plants, distinctive to this NYC wedding venue and providing a stunning backdrop for these two. With its light-filled windows and rustic details, it’s a perfect spot for a daytime ceremony like Marissa and Sofya’s.
This rustic wedding venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has deep, rich colors and lots of textural elements. We love the ceremony space in particular because you have multiple options for how you want to lay out the room. Have a bright, back-lit ceremony against the windows, or a more even spread of light with the plant wall. We love that Brooklyn winery is a mix of rustic, dreamy vibes and also a more classy winery feeling.
This LGBTQ+ wedding in Brooklyn started off at the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg. We love photographing getting ready moments at the Hoxton. This hotel is full of gorgeous places to shoot detail shots, and has a stunning view of the NYC skyline. We love the hallway in front of the elevators for dress shots and detail shots. They have ample space to spread out, and there’s gorgeous natural light from the windows.
Marissa and Sofya got ready in separate rooms, but they managed to get rooms on the same floor. If it’s possible to do this on your wedding day – do it! It makes it super easy to coordinate for the detail shots. These two provided their details, plus rainbow flags – an important addition for their gay wedding in NYC during Pride Weekend.
We did the first look outside of the Hoxton in the garden with their ivy wall. It was great to connect the greenery of the Hoxton to the greenery of Brooklyn Winery. It felt like a lovely tie-in between the two major spots of their wedding day. After the first look, we took Sofya and Marissa around the neighborhood for some quintessential Brooklyn portraits.
Upon arrival at Brooklyn Winery, we took a few more portraits before the ceremony. Loved ones awaited the couple in the bar area prior to entering the NYC wedding venue’s ceremony space. After portraits, Sofya and Marissa went to the wedding suite to await the ceremony’s start time.
Marissa and Sofya opted to have their ceremony at noon, which led straight into a lunch and reception for their loved ones. Having an early wedding like this means tons of natural light for photos. Plus, you get to finish the wedding by the evening, leaving enough time for an after-party or drinks with close friends.
This romantic Brooklyn wedding venue can host anywhere from 100-165 people, but that doesn’t count out micro-weddings like these! It was the perfect event space for the room to feel cozy, yet not over-crowded. Plus, with the way this venue looks, you barely need to decorate – the work is done for you if you want to keep things simple!
We loved that these two chose to do the ceremony in front of the plant wall. There is a beautiful textural element that adds so much to the event itself. Their birch wood arch made for an even more fairytale-feeling addition to this rustic Brooklyn event space. With the skylight overhead above the ceremony space, tons of natural light spilled in for this sun-soaked wedding at Brooklyn Winery.
After the ceremony, the couple joined family and friends for an intimate wedding reception. They had lunch with their guests while loved ones gave speeches, keeping the event lively and entertaining. They had the reception meal in the space behind the ceremony room, creating a moodier atmosphere for this part of the event.
Finally, it came time for the cake cutting. Sofya and Marissa cut the cake and then led into their first dance. We love when couples do their first dance and then invite their guests onto the dance floor to join them. It feels so inclusive and fun for all the guests to join in on the good times!
We waited until the end of the party to do family and close friend formal portraits. Typically, we would get these done before the ceremony. However, these two had such an early wedding that it made the most sense to take care of these photos closer to the end of the schedule. After the end of the party, we took the two of them to Marsha P Johnson State Park for some final photos.
Between the sun-soaked ceremony and their final portraits, there was a totally random downpour that lasted through the family photos. While we’d originally anticipated doing the VIP photos outside, doing them inside of Brooklyn Winery worked out perfectly. The lighting in this intimate Brooklyn wedding venue is to cry for! It’s just incredible photographing weddings at this gorgeous event space.
Once known as East River State Park, this area of Williamsburg gives you a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline. If you’re looking for an iconic view of New York on your Brooklyn wedding day, look no further than this park. It was the perfect way to end the wedding day, and give the couple a breather after such an intense few hours.
As NYC wedding photographers, we’ve seen tons of New York wedding venues and have to say that Brooklyn Winery is the perfect mix of rustic and elegant. We love that this inclusive wedding venue works with love stories of all kinds and sizes, and can’t wait to come back to photograph this beautiful space.
Thinking about getting married at Brooklyn Winery? Let us know! As Brooklyn-based wedding photographers, we’d love to capture your special day at this gorgeous wedding venue. Congratulations to Marissa and Sofya on their beautiful New York wedding day. We can’t wait to see where your love story takes you!