When I first met Jolie and Ryan for a drink at a bar in Williamsburg a few blocks away from The Wythe Hotel, where they would have their wedding…we instantly hit off. After being at so many weddings, they wanted to keep things intimate and personal with their most loved family and friends. Great food, great party, great outfits – especially since Ryan is the founder of Greats Sneakers.
The Wythe Hotel on 80 Wythe Avenue in Brooklyn, NY was the perfect space to keep things beautiful and intimate, while still having a quintessential New York feel for the out-of-towners. With 70 guests in attendance, the couple wed under an open roof in the Garden Terrace and had dinner over candlelight under the stars.
Despite the beautiful evening, earlier in the day it was grey and the rain began at exactly the scheduled time for the first look. When we saw raindrops on the windows and Ryan was waiting downstairs, I quickly acted to push all the furniture out of the way in Jolie’s hotel suite and played their favorite song on a speaker. Ryan entered the room to Jolie, and it led to the sweetest and most beautiful moment for them to share.