An Industrial Wedding at the Historic Hutton Brickyards
Marisa and Nick’s wedding took place at historic Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, NY, the heart of the Hudson Valley. In the early 20th century, brick manufacturing was the preeminent industry on New York’s Hudson River. From 1865 to 1980, The Hutton Brick Works Company operated on the banks of the Hudson, supplying this essential building material for construction projects from Yankee Stadium to the Cloisters to the Empire State Building. Kiln sheds and Lidgerwood crane are historic pieces that still exist on the property and are some of the only surviving examples of brick-making architecture in the Hudson Valley region.
Marisa and Nick booked our Full Wedding Planning Package and the planning process started by finding a venue. They wanted an industrial theme venue, they knew that, but weren’t sure where to start because their wedding was on the smaller side with about 90 people. We checked out a few places in Catskill and Hudson before finally falling in love with Hutton Brickyards, knowing we could utilize many areas on the property including their indoor venue, Hutton Hall. Once we booked their late fall, Friday wedding, it was time to book their vendors! We put together a curated list of recommended vendors and Marisa and Nick chose some absolutely amazing ones.
Next was the design process! We wanted to tie in the industrial feel of the venue with dark features and moody vibes which included black bentwood chairs, textured glassware, whimsical greenery, and vibrant colors. Marisa is a graphic designer and designed the menus, place cards, seating chart, and welcome sign herself. We used industrial piping to create the welcome sign and seating chart stands. All signage was sleek and simple which complimented the bold design elements. Glowing taper candles inside cylinder sleeves added a dark and moody element at night inside Hutton Hall, the brick building that sits on the property.
And then came the wedding day. The bride wore Badgley Mischka Karine, White Bridal Flats with a mesh toe box, and organza flower trimmed with pearls, crystals & clear beads. Her dress was J Andreatta with scalloped embroidery. Her gift to her father was a custom tie with a photo of her as a child on the back of the tie. Their dog, Piper made a brief appearance in person and on the custom cocktail napkins.
Marisa and Nick did a first look and during one of our site visits, we scoped out the best place to do the first look that would really capture the integrity of the venue but was also secluded enough from the guests staying on the property so they could have a private moment. We chose The Ruins. The groom teared up, which made us all tear up!
The ceremony was set along the Hudson River with a gorgeous deconstructed arbor. Their vows had guests in tears. They recited the same vows with a twist on their own, which was such a nice touch and really thoughtful. The bride and groom exited in a 1977 Lincoln Continental Coupe before taking 15 minutes to themselves with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Speaking of catering, the food was absolutely delicious, farm-to-table eats, locally sourced from Hudson Valley farms with world-class ingredients. Catering was provided by the wonderful Agnes Devereux Catering.
Marisa and Nick wanted to have a private first dance so they could enjoy the reception space before guests entered and have a moment together before all the dancing began. I highly recommend a private first dance with your new spouse! We decided to do the private first dance 15 minutes before cocktail hour ended. That way, the couple could preview the space. You’ll never guess what their private first dance song was to. Jay-Z ft. Beyonce – Bonnie & Clyde! AMAZING.
Dinner was family-style and guests raved all night about the food. Marisa and Nick did another first dance once guests entered the reception space so friends and family could witness it. After dances and speeches, it was the dance party and oh my, when I tell you it was a party, it was a party! DJ James Mulry killed it with such an amazing variety of music from classics like “My Girl” to millennial favorites like “What’s My Age Again?”. We also had an incredible photobooth from Self Portrait Project. It’s a one-of-a-kind, patented photographic system that delivers a uniquely fun experience and studio-quality photos. You look into the mirror which is also the camera and step on a button to snap the photo and then we projected the photos onto the brick wall on the mezzanine so everyone could enjoy them! It was a hit with guests. Then they ended the night with an after-party in the venue’s outdoor restaurant with fireplaces, pizza, and booze. It was such a wonderful day with such an amazing couple. Congratulations Marisa and Nick!
Planning + Design: Emily Boziwick Events & Design
Videographer: Hudson Valley Creative
Caterer: Agnes Devereux Catering
Venue: Hutton Brickyards
Hair + Makeup: Sara Julianna Beauty
DJ: James Mulry
Rentals: Durants Party Rentals
Napkins: BBJ Latavola
Photobooth: Self Portrait Project
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