A Rustic, Industrial Wedding at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York

Xeni Fragakis (a writer and teacher) and Glenn Head (a cartoonist) gathered their closest family members and friends at the Wythe Hotel for an intimate celebration in Brooklyn, New York. The venue’s rustic-industrial aesthetic perfectly channeled the Williamsburg neighborhood's cool old-school vibe, with its painted brick walls, lofty ceilings and exposed duct work. Before the festivities got into full swing, Xeni and Glenn exchanged vows in Wythe’s courtyard garden under an arch of bright pink blooms and lush wild greenery. As a nod to Xeni’s roots, the couple performed a traditional Greek Orthodox crowning custom during the ceremony. They tapped Tin Can Studios to soften the Wythe’s rough-around-the-edges appeal with bountiful bouquets of roses and ranunculus in brilliant shades of burgundy, coral, peach and blush displayed in pewter vases. Hundreds of ivory candles were sprinkled throughout the space, the warm golden light setting an undeniably romantic tone for the evening. Brass accents and vintage-inspired signs brought a subtle touch of early-20th-century elegance to the decor. “I wanted flowers that had brightness and presence and tended toward the pinky end of the spectrum,” Xeni says. “I liked Tin Can Studios's arrangements, which were lovely and unfussy without looking messy.” To play up the intimacy of the evening, the couple opted for a family-style meal that encouraged guests to mix and mingle. Champagne cocktails and old-fashioneds flowed all evening, and classic wedding cake provided a sweet finish to dinner. —Libby MacCarthy