Ruchi and Sumit were an absolute pleasure and joy to work with throughout the planning process and for their Harold Pratt House Indian wedding. When they first reached out to us they expressed that they were “no fuss” kinds of people and just wanted an intimate but elegant event. We were thrilled to be able to do an engagement session with them a month before their wedding, where we got to know them a bit more and quickly realize they had wonderful chemistry together. Luckily for us, it shone through even more on the wedding day! We started with some getting ready photographs at The Westin New York Grand Central and did their first look right outside before heading over to Bryant Park for their couples portrait session. It turned out to be such a lovely spring day in New York City and Park Avenue was lined with hundreds of gorgeous tulips and cherry blossoms. It was the perfect backdrop to go along with Ruchi’s colorful florals and bridesmaids dresses.
It was our first time working at the Harold Pratt House, which was originally a private estate in the early 20th century (quoted on their website to have cost one million dollars back then!). So the entire estate was made with only the most elegant and opulent materials, creating a very sophisticated but inviting space for weddings. We really enjoyed working with the staff who were very inviting and accommodating as well. Ruchi and Sumit had a traditional Hindu ceremony in the Drawing Room, before inviting guests to the second floor for cocktails in the library and reception in the grand ballroom. Each room was characteristic of the time period but updated with a modern flare, which made photographing their reception details all the more exciting. We really enjoyed everyone moment working with this fabulous couple and their closest family and friends and we’re so thrilled to be sharing some of our favorite images from their Harold Pratt House Indian wedding!