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 |

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

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 |

GREATE BAY COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING | CAPE MAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Andrew and Lydia first met at a church event; even though Andrew didn’t catch Lydia’s attention, she definitely caught his. A few months later they both attended a winter youth retreat in PA. On the last night, Andrew was sitting with a few friends when Lydia came over. They talked for over three hours about school, travel, and the Bible. After the retreat, Andrew got in touch with Lydia and soon texting turned into nightly phone calls. One day, Lydia mentioned how much she wanted to attend a Bible conference in Toronto but didn’t have a ride. Andrew was planning on driving, so he offered to give her a ride. Suddenly, he realized he had committed to spending 16 hours in the car with Lydia. Those 16 hours turned into a year and half of dating and finally Andrew was ready to propose. He bought a ring and came up with a brilliant plan; he convinced Lydia to go to Natalie’s Vineyard to “meet his boss” where he completely surprised her and proposed.

Two years and nine months later, Andrew and Lydia got married at Greate Bay Country Club in Somer’s Point NJ. Their wedding day was a fairly tale affair filled with pure joy and tears of happiness. The weather was perfect, the couple were smitten and the parents, family and friends were beyond happy for the young loves.

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Venue: Greate Bay Country Club | Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Floral Designs: Isley and Woodrue |

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