Delicious. Wythe Hotel. Candy for my eyeballs.
This shoot was really a labor of love for me in so many ways. First, the Wythe Hotel is in my ‘hood, so, it’s always good to work local. Secondly, the models are very dear friends of mine. Amber is a fellow beauty artist who I work with frequently, and she and her boyfriend were lovely enough to be our gorgeous couple for the day. It’s always good to work with your buddies!
I was super excited to create Amber’s makeup design. She looks great in deep, saturated colors, so that’s what I was going for. Yet, still keeping it appropriate for a wedding, and not skewing it towards high fashion editorial makeup (which can get really wacky). Her eyes had a matte color gradiation of yellow to orange to red to fuschia in the outer ends. And feathery-looking false lashes, glowy skin, and a nude lip. Gorgeous.
The idea for the shoot was bold and tropical in NYC. Tropical bird-inspired creations abounded in this shoot, which was put together by some of NY’s best designers. The participant list is, I think, the longest one I’ve seen yet.
Vintage furniture rentals from Patina. (and hey that’s my guitar in the shot! I entertained everyone afterwards, of course)
Beautiful custom rings by David Alan.
Men’s custom suits by Robert James.
Unbelievable florals from Blossom and Branch.
Event design by Viva Max Weddings.
Photography by Amber Gress.
Custom wedding invitations by Katie Fisher Design.
Seriously guys, WELL DONE. I’m so impressed. And the shoot was featured on the blog 100 Layer Cake, so, to see more of it, click here!
Participating Vendors:Makeup: Anni Bruno with NYC Faces
Hair: Amber Morrow with Amber Morrow Artistry
Models: Amber and Ben
Photography: Amber Gress
Event Design: Viva Max Weddings
Dresses and Bride Styling: Winifred Bean
Suit and Groom’s Styling: Robert James
Stationery and invites: Katie Fisher Design
Venue / Cake: Wythe Hotel
Florals: Blossom and Branch
Jewelry: David Alan
Shoes: Chromatic Gallerie
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals
Vintage Furniture Rentals: Patina Vintage Rentals
Accessories: Hushed Commotion
Other Jewelry: Catbird
Other Accessories: Thistle and Clover