BETHESDA TERRACE AND TOP OF THE ROCK ENGAGEMENT | MANHATTAN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Aleli and Chris were born and brought up in Canada and Toronto is where their romance began and blossomed. For past few months, Aleli has been living in NYC and doing a long distance relationship with Chris while planning a destination wedding in Mexico at the end of 2018.

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park and the Top of the ROCK in NYC are two of the couple’s favorite places in the city and also this photographer’s. So, you can imagine the amount of fun we had documenting their sweet love story in these two iconic locations.

Red Dress: Zaful | White Dress: Lulus

LIGHTHOUSE BY CHELSEA PIER WEDDING | MANHATTAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHE

Tiana and Kirk had a fall wedding in Manhattan. We started the day in Midtown East at Intercontinental Barclay where the couple got married. We used the beautiful lobby of the hotel for their first look, family and bridal party portraits. The ceremony took place in Soho at The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. This 200 year old stunning cathedral which also happens to be the Couple’s church is the original Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York. For reception we drove west in a vintage checker NY taxi cab to Lighthouse by Chelsea Pier. The venue greeted us with beautiful sunset for portraits during cocktail hour. The couple, family and friends danced the night away with an incredible performance by the Hank Lane band. It was an incredible day and I was so honored to document it all for my sweet bride and groom.

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography |  Venue: Lighthouse by Chelsea Pier | Caterer: Abigail Kirsch | Florist: Superior Florist | Hair: Magda Designs Beauty | Makeup: Beauty Entourage | Invitation: Gothic Press | Wedding Gown: St Patrick by Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: Calvin Klein | Groom’s Tuxedo: Mens Wearhouse | Band: Hank Lane

AQUA AZUL WEDDING | MANHATTAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Nicole and Philip got married on Aqua Azul Yacht in Manhattan last month. For getting ready, Nicole chose the charming Highline Hotel in Chelsea. Thats where the couple had their first look also. We explored the couple's favorite neighborhood of Chelsea for some Bride and Groom and Bridal Party Portraits before getting on the boat for their stunning ceremony on the top deck. For next 4 hours, we sailed on Hudson through the beautiful Manhattan Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty as the rest of the wedding festivities continued. A perfect wedding day for the most kind hearted and beautiful souls I know. It was an honor to be a part of it. 

Wedding Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Getting Ready Venue: High Line Hotel | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Aqua Azul Yacht | Floral Designs: Tiger Weddings | Hair and Makeup: Marci Saucedo | Wedding Invitation: Shiny Penny Studio | Wedding Gown: Rebecca Ingram by Maggie Sottero Designs | Bridal Shoes: Jewel by Badgley Mischka | Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Groom's Suit: Brooks Brothers

PIER SIXTY AT CHELSEA PIER WEDDING | NEW YORK CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Maryam is American, Aymeric is French. Their love story began in Paris when Maryam was there for study abroad. Later she moved to Paris to be closer to him. This July, making their wedding the excuse, they both moved back to New York City to begin a life together as husband and wife. 

Wedding Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Venue: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers | Caterer: Abigail Kirsch | Floral Design: Bedminster Florist | Hair Stylist: Kayley Pak | DJ: Bilaliwood | Bride's shoes: Valetino | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab