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Hi! I'm Karina. I love photographing weddings + special moments throughout the East Coast! I'm happily married to my best friend and I LOVE love. I'm overjoyed to share these beautiful love stories with you!

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An Iconic Indian Wedding at The Pierre Hotel NYC

Capturing Namrata and Ram’s stunning Indian wedding at The Pierre Hotel NYC in Midtown Manhattan was an absolute joy! They are the sweetest couple and their wedding day was stunning all around! Scroll on for a peek into their beautiful day:

The day started in Namrata’s bridal suite in The Pierre Hotel, where she got ready with her mom and sister. She looked breathtaking in her two-piece red Indian wedding dress and exquisite elaborate jewelry. Her bridesmaids wore blush and gold dresses and I think complemented her perfectly! 

First Look at The Pierre Rotunda:

One of the most magical moments of the day was the first look, which took place in The Pierre Hotel’s breathtaking Rotunda. The Rotunda, adorned with hand-painted murals, (including a mesmerizing blue sky mural on the ceiling(!) is gorgeous and the perfect intimate location for a first look! 

NYC Wedding Photography:

After capturing their beautiful first look, we ventured out into the city to take portraits. With their large and lively bridal party, we captured so many beautiful city moments. I love the vibrant New York City streets, and there are so many photo opportunities!

The Baraat Along 5th Ave:

And let’s not forget the vintage car they had for the wedding! Not only did it add a touch of elegance, but it was also used for Ram’s baraat along 5th Ave. The street was closed, music filled the air, drums beat to the rhythm of celebration. So many friends and family danced joyfully alongside him. It was amazing!

Their ceremony, held indoors, was adorned with an abundance of vibrant pink and white flowers, creating a picturesque backdrop for their union. Every petal and arrangement were meticulously crafted, radiating beauty and love throughout the sacred space.

The floral arch by their sweetheart table in the candelit reception space was an enchanting focal point, perfectly matching the color scheme. Just look at how romantic their space was!

As the evening unfolded, we were treated to heartfelt speeches that brought tears of joy and laughter. The best man and father of the bride speeches, in particular, were filled with genuine humor and warmth, creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

As a wedding photographer, I couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque setting and a more delightful couple to work with. This beautiful summertime wedding in the heart of New York City was truly a dream! Congratulations to Namrata and Ram on their marriage! 

Surbhi of One Events Management, their wedding planner, ensured that everything ran smoothly throughout the day. She was so sweet! If you’re planning a wedding at The Pierre Hotel NYC or seeking an Indian wedding photographer in New York City, I would be honored to be a part of your special day!

Wedding Video by NST Pictures:

Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Karina Mekel Photography

Videography: NST Pictures

Wedding Planner: One Events Management

Venue: The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

Decorator: Elegant Affairs

Makeup: Samantha Linn MUA

Cake: RBI Cakes

See more wedding photos from this Romantic Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club Wedding! Or contact me anytime to inquire about photography for your wedding!

Karina Mekel is a romantically whimsical NYC wedding photographer capturing special moments throughout the East Coast. Follow along with these timeless love stories on Instagram @karinamekel or get in touch with Karina here.





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