Ravel Hotel, LIC Wedding
Our team met this newly engaged couple when they decided to do spring engagement photos to celebrate their upcoming wedding. Yasmeen who is Puerto Rican and Pakistani is breathtakingly beautiful and her equally gorgeous groom, Alexandro’s (we call him Alex) heritage hails from South America and Greece. Talk about an exotic pairing! The couple was so easy to work with and the camera loved them! Our photographers knew their wedding photos would be amazing!
They chose the Long Island City Ravel Hotel to celebrate their big day. The Penthouse 808 on the top floor of the hotel offers space for weddings and other events. It has amazing views of the Queens borough bridge and Manhattan skyline. Our team started with the bride as she got ready for her big day. Even the smallest of the guests (how cute are they!?) were eagerly awaiting Yasmeen’s arrival. She was stunning in a lace strapless wedding gown and chandelier earrings. She wore her hair in a romantic up do and decorated her hands with an intricate design of red henna. Historically, henna was used for cosmetic purposes in Ancient Egypt, as well as other parts of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Near East and South Asia. Bridal henna remains an important custom in many of these areas, particularly among traditional families.
Alex wore a sleek light gray suit and bow tie, complimented with a polka dot handkerchief as he awaited his bride. They shared an intimate first look on the top floor of the venue and posed for portraits on the balcony before their ceremony.
Their wedding was filled with beautiful personal touches like a table with photos of the couple and their parents wedding portraits. The guests received lottery ticket favors enclosed in satin sleeves. Ravel Hotel decorated the space beautifully with white linens and elegant boutiques on each table as centerpieces.
Everyone in attendance had a great time as the sun set on the penthouse venue and the party got started. The weather was perfect and allowed for everyone to spend some time enjoying the view outdoors. We were honored to share in their big day!