MANAYUNK BREWING COMPANY WEDDING | PHILADELPHIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Allie and Andy’s love story began 7 years ago in New Jersey. They had their first date at the Hamilton Inn in Jersey City and thats where Andy Proposed to Allie on the Christmas Eve of 2017. After 1.5 years of planning a beautiful wedding together, they got married at the Manayunk Brewing Company in Philadelphia.

Their wedding day was beyond perfect and Allie looked stunning on her Stella York wedding gown. After days of rain, the sun shined just on time for their big day. We did their first look and bride and groom portraits at the Wissahickon Valley Park near Manayunk brewing company. It was lovely photographing them so smitten with each other.

After the first dance, my favorite part of the night was definitely the adorable father and daughter dance. It was so precious and heart warming to see the bond Allie and her Dad shared.

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Venue: Manayunk Brewing Company | Florist: Vault + Vine | Hair Stylist: Brittany Jack | Make-Up: Melissa Jane Huack | Wedding Invitation: Minted | Wedding Gown: Stella York | Ceremony Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Reception Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair Piece: Mei’s Boutique on Etsy | Groom and Groomsmen Suit: Calvin Klein | Groom’s Shoes: Blake McKay | Groom and Groomsmen Tie: Knotty Tie Co | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Bridesmaid Earrings: BlingBaddaBoom on Etsy | Bridesmaid Bracelets: Olive + Piper | Groomsmen Watches: Martinero on Etsy |

LOUNSBURY HOUSE WEDDING | CONNECTICUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Michael and Christina’s love story began in 2013 in Tufts University where they both went for College. 5 years later, I had the pleasure of documenting their beautiful wedding in Lounsbury House, a 1896 national historic site located in Ridgefield, CT. The venue was one of the coziest places I have ever photographed in. It complemented the couple’s beautiful romance and their vision of a classic wedding with modern twist. Christina looked stunning in her Morilee ruffled gown and Michael looked dashing in his black Tuxedo by Ike Behar. They had a beautiful garden ceremony with approximately 100 of their closest family and friends in attendance and there wasn’t a shortage of teary eyes when the couple shared hand written wedding vows to each other.

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Venue: Lounsbury House | Wedding Invitation: Paper Source | Wedding Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner | Bride’s Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride’s Earrings: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Skirt: Morning Lavender | Bridesmaid Top: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Shoes: Lulus | Groom’s Tuxedo: Ike Behar | Planner: Florczak Wedding and Event Planning | Caterer: Two Steps Downtown Grille |

HISTORIC STRAWBERRY MANSION WEDDING | PHILADELPHIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I love a Historic Venue with a lot of character, charm and story to tell. Historic Strawberry Mansion in Philadelphia was just that and more. This wedding was a coming together of some amazing vendors in the industry who brought the vision and creativity of Heather Benge Events into life. For as much as I am used to shooting pastel toned weddings, the explosion of colors via the gorgeous florals on this particular event made me fall in love with colors all over again.

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Venue: Historic Strawberry Mansion | Planning & Creative Direction: Heather Benge Events | Assistant Coordinator: La Rue Events | Florals: Intrigue Designs | Stationary: Eros Studios | Hair: Brush on Beauty | Makeup: Blushing Bombshell | Gowns: The Dress Matters | Cake: Frosted Fox Cake Shop | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Open Aire Affairs | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes |

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