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Highline Hotel Chelsea Wedding | Patrick + Emily

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And her heart was the best part, 

it would always calm the storm for those who were afraid of a little rain.

-R.M. Drake

On our way to the ceremony it began to pour buckets of rain the way it does in New York City summers:  completely out of nowhere not cognizant of our plans.  It just rains--even when it's your wedding day and you're walking to the ceremony and get trapped under a bridge.  Just like it happened on Patrick and Emily's wedding day.

Something about it was sorta perfect though.  Because isn't that life?  You have all of these perfect plans, and then something happens out of left field.  There's nothing you can do about it and it's not even about the thing; it's what you make of it.  And the light heartedness and laughter that Emily had about being stuck under a dirty bridge in Chelsea in her wedding dress made me feel confident that these two are going to move through lifes unexpected moments with open hands--because they embrace the unexpected.

The rain stopped, and we ran to the ceremony, and the weather was perfect for portraits, and they seriously danced the night away.  I mean these guys know how to have a dance party!

Patrick and Emily you two are some of my dream clients.  You're authentic, so connected to each other, and you love your tribe so well!  I can't wait to see life unfold for y'all!  Thank you for letting me be apart of your journey!

XO,

Kat

Thanks to an incredible dream team:

Photography:  Kat Harris + Frederick Castleberry, Kat Harris Photography

Ellen, Sidekick Events

Frank Alexander NYC

Nikki Avanzino, Hair Stylist

Sonnier Castle, Catering

Mint Wedding Cinematography

DJ Marvin Meyers

Warren Z Productions

Photo Booth MVS Studios

 

Style Me Pretty Feature | The Highline Hotel Radiant Orchid Wedding

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Last December when my sweet from Emily + her husband Aaron were visiting from San Fran they stayed at this old seminary turned hotel in Chelsea.  I was instantly intrigued, and upon exploring the space with Em + taking our Christmas card pics there for our fashion blog I knew without a doubt that The Highline Hotel was a space I wanted to create in.  Fast forward a month and I began thinking of ways to mix my two passions:  fashion + wedding photography.  What better way to do both than incorporate Pantone's Color of the Year:  Radiant Orchid?

For the fashion forward bride who wants to incorporate pieces of Radiant Orchid my suggestion:  stay with classic silhouettes and add pops of color in your details.  From jewelry to nail polish to bouquets, to lavender mimosas there are a 1,000 different ways to incorporate orchid into your wedding.  If you're feeling a bit adventurous go bold like our bride + bridesmaids did!

This shoot took a village + I am beyond humbled and grateful at the amazingly creative + talented ladies that came together to make this shoot happen.  Thank you for helping to make this vision a reality + 100 times better than I could have ever hoped for!  If you don't know these fabulous people, get to know them!  And brides if you're still looking for NYC vendors…these are your gals!

Be sure + check out Style Me Pretty today for the full feature on this shoot!

XO,

Kat

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As soon as I shared my vision for this shoot, Beth of The White Dress said she had the perfect orchid gown! She was right!

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The invitations + paperie from Nichole at Coral Pheasant make my heart melt!

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The gals at FaceTime Beauty did a flawless job on hair + make-up!  So fresh + so clean clean!

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Molly from Glitter + Rye created my dream come true:  a Belgium Waffle Wedding Cake! Nom nom nom! TheHighlineHotelWestVillageWedding-80

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I still cannot get over the architecture at The Highline Hotel in Chelsea!TheHighlineHotelWestVillageWedding-49 TheHighlineHotelWestVillageWedding-48 TheHighlineHotelWestVillageWedding-71TheHighlineHotelWestVillageWedding-50 Vendor Information:

Location:  The Highline Hotel

Wardrobe Stylist:  Beth, The White Dress

Tablescape/Florals/Set Design:  Molly, Glitter + Rye

Hair + Make-up:  Linsey, FaceTime Beauty

Invitations:  Nichole, Coral Pheasant

Assistant:  Petronella

Models:  Q Models NY

Headpieces: Bijou Van Ness | Reception Look:  Custom Modern Trousseau | Vintage Jewelry:  The Something Old Collection | Earrings:  Haute Bride | Gown:  Hayley Paige | Bridesmaid Dresses:  Amsale | Groom's Attire:  JCrew