This was our first time capturing a wedding at Penthouse 808, Ravel Hotel Rooftop a waterfront Long Island City venue in New York City, NY. Sonia & Shannon stayed at the hotel and so we started shooting their bride and groom preparations in the morning. The excitement and anticipation for the first look was growing as Sonia walked up the stairs to the Ravel Hotel Rooftop at Penthouse 808 with a magnificent view of the 59th str bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The couple took their wedding photos together on the rooftop and were later greeted by the bridal party to take photos with them before the wedding ceremony started at Penthouse 808. The ceremony at their glass enclosed retractable rooftop was very unique, Sonia walked to the ceremony but Shannon's back was to her until she walked up to him which made it that even more exciting. They were so happy to see one and their exchange of vows continued. The ceremony was quick and then the fun of the reception began. What's important to you when selecting a wedding venue in NYC? For many people it's the food, while others it's the view and locations for taking memorable photos just like Penthouse 808.
The Ravel is a boutique Long Island City Hotel overlooking the East River and Roosevelt island.