A Glamorous Formal Wedding in a Ballroom in New York City
Priya and Ralph
Priya Shukla first met Ralph Totoonchie in a yellow taxicab. Less than two years later, Ralph proposed on the sidewalk. An executive assistant to Vera Wang, Priya had the luxury of accessing great advice from her boss for her big day. And when it came to location, it was important to both bride and groom that they show their family the city in which they fell in love.
For her engraved stationery suite, Priya chose the Vera Wang "Imperial Scroll" design with a vellum sleeve. In lieu of a response card, they provided a special R.S.V.P. phone number and e-mail address because so many guests were from abroad.
Priya's bouquet is made of sweet peas and calla lilies.
Priya heads out for pre-ceremony photos with bridesmaids Sarah Doyle, Shreya Dixit, and Nony Odum.
Groom and Groomsman
Ralph and his groomsman John Apostolides pose in Rockefeller Plaza before the ceremony.
The storied Rainbow Room in midtown Manhattan served as the ceremony and reception site.
Priya poses with Vera Wang, who added a few special embellishments to her "Audrey" dress.
Rekha and Mahesh Shukla, Priya's parents, traveled from Australia to attend the wedding.
The escort cards are laser printed with calligraphy by Kate's Paperie.
This elephant, made from carnations, signifies luck in Priya's Indian culture and adds a touch of whimsy to the event.
Miniature calla lilies, tucked sweetly into napkins, await guests at formally set tables.
Roses, hydrangeas, astilbe, and calla lilies in sleek vases make for formal centerpieces.
Cake maker Ron Ben-Israel duplicated the lace from Priya's gown on alternating tiers.
The newlyweds enjoy their first dance as husband and wife.
Location and Catering: The Rainbow Room
Flowers: Michael George Hybrid
Invitation: Vera Wang Fine Papers
Calligraphy: Kate's Paperie
Music: Molly McLaughlin Quartet, DJ Rumor (Brendan McCormack)
Photography: Dan Loh Photography
Gown: Vera Wang Luxe
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vera Wang Maids
Tuxedo: Domenico Spano Custom Clothing at Saks Fifth Avenue New York
Accessories: Veil, Vera Wang; bride's rings and earrings, Jeri Cohen Fine Jewelry; groom's ring, De Beers; cuff links, Asprey
Hair: Jennifer Lawrence for Louis Licari
Makeup: AJ Crimson