Megan + Rohit’s wedding at NY Palace hotel + Chelsea Piers Lighthouse



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It was quite possibly the most fun event of our wedding season, and not because of the flawless design by 5th Avenue Weddings & Events, or the amazing food by Abigail Kirsch. Or even the custom clothing by Sabyasachi. What made Megan and Rohit’s wedding weekend an absolute blast was the fact that they have the very best group of friends and family around.  With nods to both of their cultures and traditions sprinkled through the Sangeet and wedding day, they made sure that their loved ones knew that their sense of tradition ran deep, but that they also put a high priority on the whole weekend being SO MUCH FUN. Meena DiPasquale from 5th Avenue Weddings and Events, with the help of her team, put together an absolutely flawless weekend. We started with the Sangeet on Friday evening at The NY Palace Hotel, the place where Megan works, but also the perfect backdrop for this quintessential NYC couple. Their friends and family dined on impeccably prepared Indian food, while they danced the night away overlooking St. Patricks Cathedral. Complete with a henna artist, and homemade floral garlands, it was a night that delighted all the senses. On Saturday we started off the morning in the presidential suite of the NY Palace hotel, where Megan got dressed and ready with her 13 bridesmaids. Megan’s sari was custom made by Sabysachi, in a stunning shade of champagne. After their first look outside the NY Palace Hotel, we made our way over to Chelsea Piers Lighthouse, where Rohit was ushered in on horseback to the tune of Neil Desai’s incredible drumming skills, as their friends and family danced and cheered alongside the side of the Hudson River. It was colorful, it was loud, and it was an incredible time of fun! Megan and Rohit’s wedding ceremony was a traditional Hindu ceremony, complete with hand fasting under the Mandap and exchanging of flower garlands. The party continued late into the evening to the tune of XYZ Band who were absolutely incredible, along with a surprise performance by XYZ. All in all, it was truly one of our most memorable events of the wedding season!


Wedding Planner: Meena Lee from 5th Avenue Weddings

Venues, Wedding: Chelsea Piers Lighthouse

Sangeet: Lotte NY Palace Hotel

Florals: By Yena Designs

Bride and Groom’s Wedding and Sangeet Attire: Sabyasachi

Beauty: Beautini by Brittany Lo

Invitations: FancyThat

Band: Sugarlane Band with HankLane

DJ: DJ Neil Desai

Videographer: Alice Gherasim from After it All



Meena Lee from 5th Avenue Weddings always creates the most FANTASTIC and jaw dropping weddings. It was a pleasure working alongside her to capture all the magnificence of Megan and Rohit’s Wedding and Sangeet!

Megan and Rohit’s Sangeet at Lotte NY Palace Hotel was so colorful and stunning from start to finish. From the traditional apparel, to henna being done on all the guests, to all the tapestries, everyone was wowed and awestruck all throughout the night.

Yena Designs outdid themselves with all the florals throughout the whole wedding. The aisle, Bouquets, and reception arrangements all strung together to bring together each aspect and event of Megan and Rohit’s Chelsea Piers Lighthouse Wedding.

Chelsea Piers Lighthouse was the perfect venue for this modern Hindu Wedding. With beautiful walkways that overlook the water, and huge windows and banquet hall to set a perfect stage for Megan and Rohit’s Wedding day!

Sabyasachi did an AMAZING job creating Megan and Rohit’s stunning and modern Hindu, Sangeet and Wedding outfits.

Beautini by Brittany Lo made Megan and her brides mades natural and beautiful and camera ready for the Sangeet and and Wedding.

These FancyThat Invitations reflected the theme and beauty of Megan and Rohit’s wedding so well even before the event.

SugarLane Band and DJ Neil Desai together had everyone dancing and partying all night long at Chelsea Pier Lighthouse.

It was so wonderful to work alongside Alice Ghersim from After it All to capture every special moment of Megan and Rohit’s NYC Sangeet and Wedding.

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Alicia and her wedding photography team is local to Connecticut, in New England, and is currently booking 2019 and 2020 wedding photography sessions in New England and Europe. We shoot on both medium format film and digital.

Alicia and her team frequently travel for weddings, events, and non-profit portrait sessions and has clients from California to Europe to Dubai. To find out details regarding their upcoming travel dates to a city near you or to book a custom travel session, please contact them for more information.

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