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NYC Wedding Inspiration at The Plaza Hotel

Jul 6, 2022

Being a wedding photographer in NYC doesn’t get any sweeter than this! I’m still daydreaming about this beautiful day in downtown New York and the Plaza Hotel, and I can’t think of a more ideal setting for this gorgeous editorial shoot. Stylish, fashion-forward, and with the perfect touch of modern, this entire day felt fresh and new while still giving a nod to classic New York.

The Details

No wedding day would be complete without a good pair of shoes. The creative team made a classic choice for this bride with not one but two pair of Jimmy Choos. The white pair added just the right touch of romance. They complimented her veil and white crepe gown stunningly. She carried a bouquet made solely of Lily of the Valley, treasured for its delicate and fragrant blooms. 

We photographed the ceremony exit downtown as the couple stepped out into biodegradable confetti. The day was full of joy, and confetti was the perfect touch to celebrate the elopement. It earned bonus points for being earth-friendly. 

Susie Saltzman rings are always a winner in my books, and it was such a treat styling. If you’re currently adding to your list of favorites, Susie is the most wonderful, and her designs are incredible. 

Bring on the Champagne

Of course, as an NYC wedding photographer, my favorite part of the day by far was the playful portraits on the balcony. This sweet couple did their reception photos at the iconic Plaza Hotel, which overlooks Central Park. Complete with lots of giggles. I also loved the bride’s wardrobe change into a gorgeous suit gown designed by Girl and a Serious Dream. 

The emotion was genuine, and we ended the day the way any good celebration should be – a bottle of Dom and delicious and beautiful cake by Ballerina Baker. 

I’ll forever be in awe of Darcy Benincosa, Type A Society, and the team they brought together for this special day. Every detail was impeccable.

Detail photo of buildings in downtown NYC| Photo by Hope Helmuth PhotographyBridal details. with beaded purse and gold shoes | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Gold and pearl earrings on a wedding invitation | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bridal invitation styled with white flowers | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Gold ring dish with rings and white flowers in a vase | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Gold ring dish with rings, white flowers, and a wedding invitation | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
A wedding album, champagne glass and bridal details with white jimmy choo heels | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bridal details and a bottle of Dom Perignon | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bridal details and Jimmy Choo heels with beaded earrings | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Invitation suite on a marble background | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
White Jimmy Choo heels and YSL lipstick | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom details with champagne and flowers | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Beautiful floral wallpaper with tiny bird | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride's hand holding a champagne flute with champagne being poured | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bridal portrait in a room with floral wallpaper | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride smiling holding her bouquet | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bride smiling in a white gown | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Whimsical bridal portrait of bride holding a bouquet | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride with bouquet of Lily of the Valley | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bride holding a bouquet of Lily of the Valley | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Black and white details of bride holding a bouquet | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Black and white photo of the Ritz NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Black and white photo of bride and groom walking down stairs | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom and bride in veil walking up the stairs at The Ritz | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bride and groom walking up stairs | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Groom and bride walking into the Ritz NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom kissing brides hand | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Playful bride and groom portraits in downtown NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Black and white photo of bride and groom | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom portraits in downtown NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom walking through confetti after their wedding | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bride and groom exiting their wedding through confetti | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bride and groom snuggling in a stairway | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom portraits in a hallway | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Susie Saltzman bridal jewelry laying beside a champagne flute | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Black Jimmy Choo heels and a champagne flute | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
White wedding cake with pink sugar flowers in front of floral wallpaper | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom snuggling while sharing a toast | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom toasting on a balcony in NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Groom in a suit on a balcony overlooking NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom sharing a toast holding champagne flutes | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom being playful on a balcony | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom dancing on a balcony overlooking NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom being playful on a balcony in NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride laughing while hugging groom | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride and groom snuggling on a balcony | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Bride and groom snuggling on a balcony | Photo by NYC Wedding Photographer Hope Helmuth
Black and white images of a bride in a veil looking out at New York | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride in a white suit dress overlooking NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Black and white images of a bride on a balcony | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride with a white veil | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride in a white suit dress and veil smiling | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography
Bride in a suit dress and veil overlooking NYC | Photo by Hope Helmuth Photography

The Creative Team

Workshop Host: Darcy Benincosa Stylist: Type A Society Venue: The Plaza Hotel Floral Designer: Studio Imbue City Hall Gown: Sebastien Luke Suit Dress & Veil: Girl and a Serious Dream  MUAH April Benincosa Shoes: Jimmy Choo Stationery: The Letterist Cake: Ballerina Baker Rings: Susie Saltzman Black Backdrop: Ultraviolet Backdrops Neutral Backdrop: JRD Artshop Welcome Gift: Teak & Twine

Hope Helmuth is a Luxury, Destination wedding photographer based in Bucks County, PA & NYC. Serving modern couples across the east coast, Hope specializes in timeless, candid, and romantic wedding imagery. For more information about the experience or to book your destination wedding, you can find more information here.

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