When it comes to weddings, bigger isn't always better. In fact, intimate gatherings — especially when held at a private Brooklyn locale — often seem even more romantic than those over-the-top shindigs. Want proof?
Dorothy and Jonathan recently tied the knot
at the Wythe Hotel
in Williamsburg; the couple hosted a small ceremony and reception for fewer than 40 guests, making for a warm event with only the closest family and friends. Cutting costs by keeping the invites minimal, the duo was able to splurge on vintage decor and small touches that blended the old with the new in a beautiful way.
Events designer Melissa McNeeley
pulled inspiration from The End of History
, a pint-size shop in the West Village that carries decorative vintage objects. Adhering to a violet, navy, and gold palette, McNeeley mixed years-old furniture with linens and goods found on eBay and at second-hand stores for the most gorgeous of vintage-turned-modern celebrations.
Photographer Amber Gress
captured the magic of Dorothy and Jonathan's perfect day. Click through to see an intimate Brooklyn wedding done right.