April 24, 2008
Ralph & Priya: April 19; The Rainbow Room
Of all the places to get married in NYC, the Rainbow Room on the top floor of NBC Studios in the Rockefeller Plaza, is surely one of the most spectacular places due to both its views and location. Ralph and Priya made good use of the location with photos by talented Dan Loh of Manhattan (photo above) as they excitedly waited for the start of the ceremony.
The bride- Vera Wang's assistant- was dressed in an incredible gown personally customized by Vera, who was escorted down the aisle just before the wedding party.
The Rainbow Room looked and sounded incredible with the flower petals and candles lining the runner and music from a live trio that included a harpist. Ralph and Priya could not stop smiling and looking into each other's eyes for the duration of the ceremony, which included a mix from both Hindu and Christian customs.
The first kiss as a married couple and ensuing exit resulted in a loud cheer from the large group of guests that had come from near and far.
After enjoying cocktail hour and its stunning views of NYC, the guests re-entered the Rainbow Room which had been transformed into an amazing party space.
The couple was announced and went into their first dance which was followed by non-stop dancing and partying the rest of the night, captured by Tim Alan Smith. Other highlights included the cake-cutting, two toasts, a speech by the couple and Ralph being hoisted in the air by his friends. All and all, a night the couple and their guests won't soon forget.