Clover Club Wedding in Brooklyn

Bride and groom portrait in front of Ici Restaurant by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

You missed a great party at the Clover Club last night!  I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Cassie and Kevin yesterday.  This delightful couple decided to throw a celebration that focused on friends and family instead of the usual wedding traditions.

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Alger House Wedding Photos: Rebecca & Massimo Say ‘I Do’

Ceremony photographed for an article on Alger House wedding photos, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I had a blast photographing the wedding of Rebecca and Massimo yesterday at the Alger House.  Rebecca promised there would be lots of fun Italians present, and she didn’t let me down.  The ceremony was simple yet sincere, and included a hand blessing ceremony where the couple clasps hands for a blessing in the ancient Roman tradition.  The rings somehow were misplaced — but no matter — several of the 35 guests offered rings of their own to the couple.

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A Waldorf Astoria Wedding

Wedding ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Towers

How about a little touch of glamour to get your weekend started?  Jill and Ed are two of my favorite clients from this year whose Waldorf Astoria wedding was brimming with elegant and unique details.  To start with, they were married in a suite that was the the luxurious former residence of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.  I mean, if you’re going to do a small wedding, why not make it spectacular?  The opulence of the suite and its sweeping views of midtown were matched with a cozy intimacy which was perfect for the small guest list.

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A NYC City Hall Wedding: What to Expect

Portrait of a bride and groom, by NYC City Hall wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

Every year, about a third of the weddings I shoot are city hall nuptials. As such, I’m happy to pass along some insight into getting hitched in the city I proudly call home.

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A Chic Bergdorf Goodman Wedding

A Bergdorf Goodman wedding by NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

With the end of the year fast approaching, I wanted to share with you one of my all-time favorite weddings from April of this year.  Carol and Chris are from the United Kingdom, and wanted to uniquely say their vows in the city they both love: New York.  Their wedding was both a nod to tradition and a fabulous party that celebrated their individual tastes.  For starters, in classic New York fashion, they got ready at the Plaza Hotel.  The ceremony was held at All Souls Unitarian Church (my church!) on the upper east side and was simply beautiful.  With only 22 guests, they had the sanctuary all to themselves.  But why hire the church choir when you can get David Letterman’s own Late Show Gospel Choir?  The choir was captivating, and their voices filled the space.  It was a bit like having a theater performance during the ceremony.

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Memories: Melanie & Jalani’s Flushing Meadows Park Wedding

A Flushing Meadows Park wedding, by NYC wedding photographer, Kelly Williams

So my maternity shoot with Melanie and Jalani is today, but I wanted to first introduce them to you with photos from their Flushing Meadows Park wedding in April of this year.  This couple are Queens natives, and proud of it!  Their ceremony was held in the shade of the World’s Fair Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the reception followed at the Rainhas Churrascaria.  As a resident of Queens myself (team Kew Gardens!), I was proud to photograph these two.

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Kelly Williams Published in New York Magazine Weddings!

New York Magazine Weddings winter 2015 with photo by Kelly Williams

Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone!  I hope you all are having a great week, and have had the chance to perhaps pick up the latest issue of Weddings by New York Magazine!

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Becky & Jim: A Central Park Wedding

A Central Park wedding beside the Bethesda Fountain by photographer Kelly Williams

Talk about a whirlwind romance!  Becky & Jim met late last year in an Irish bar on a rainy Sunday night.  This chance meeting led to love, and Becky and Jim officially tied the knot in classic New York fashion beside the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.  While the couple is planning a larger church ceremony in the spring or summer for their families, along with a party in Ireland for Jim’s clan, this was a chance for their nearest and dearest to get together and watch the couple say their ‘I Do’s.’  Check out the fancy horse and carriage which brought the bride and her friends to Bethesda Terrace, as well as the Scottish bagpipers who just happened to be in the park at the same time as the wedding.  A little touch of home (UK) for Jim.  Congrats to Becky & Jim, and enjoy the pics from their Central Park wedding!

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The McRoman’s Know How to Celebrate!

Bride having a drink at a University Club wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing what — some might argue — was the party of the year last night.  McKenzie and David — a.k.a. the #McRomanWedding phenomenon — got hitched yesterday at a private club in NYC.  It was a lovely black tie affair attended by a little over 200 guests.  One thing is for sure, these crazy kids know how to dance!  Check out the pics.

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Nina and Thom Tie the Knot

First look between bride and groom before a Farm on Adderley wedding

After eight years together, it finally happened — Nina and Thom got married!  They said their ‘I dos’ at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface in Brooklyn, followed by a lovely reception at the Farm on Adderley restaurant.  The weather was sensational for their big day!  A few items to note about this beautiful wedding: this is one creative family.  The bride’s mother, Susan Gonzalez, made by hand the bride’s veil as well as the earrings and bracelets for the bridesmaids and two origami centerpieces that decorated the guest card table at the reception.  In addition, the bride’s brother, Horacio Gonzalez, designed and made all of the wedding stationery: save the date cards, invitations, and ceremony program included.  Guest favors included personalized bags of coffee and ‘passports’ which showcased some of the couple’s favorite NYC restaurants and attractions.  A helpful giveaway to guests, many of whom traveled from as far away as Alaska and Spain to attend the wedding.  The couple, who got ready in their Brooklyn apartment, did not see each other until the ‘first look’ in the church courtyard.  The groom stayed sequestered on the second floor until it was time to walk to the church.  The solution to getting the groom out of the house?  Blindfold, of course.  And in the longtime rivalry between pie and cake, pie won the day with the couple cutting into a piece of chocolate pecan.  Congrats to the happy couple, who are now off on their honeymoon in Cambodia!  #NinaThom15  #KarateKids  #D&DWedding  #BrooklynPride  #LoveInBrooklyn  #PieWins

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