Two Weddings at The Ravel Hotel

Adrian and Alexa were set to be married at their local Forest Hills church, where they met growing up. But like most couples this year, 2020 had other plans! Due to the pandemic, they postponed their wedding date from August to October. The couple also decided to split their reception into two days. That way, they could host their guests without worrying about the number of people in one space. The Ravel Hotel was able to accommodate, along with all of their vendors. They were set!

Brides wedding dress hanging in the window at the Ravel Hotel
Bride and her bridesmaids in a hotel room at the Ravel Hotel
Bride walking to her wedding ceremony with a mask covering her mouth

Just two days before their wedding, they found out that Forest Hills was in the middle of a COVID hotspot. This meant their venue was put under a strict 10 person limit. Luckily their Minister and his team worked tirelessly to find a new space. He managed to secure a place at Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Bronx. To incorporate a few safety precautions into the day, Alexa and Adrian had white masks for their wedding party. They also had adorable personalized hand sanitizer bottles with their name and wedding date! These little additions have been a huge trend that I’ve seen at weddings lately.

Bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife
Neon sign showing the bride and grooms last name
Custom hand sanitizer as favors at a wedding
Bride and groom in front of a alter of white flowers
Bride and groom looking at the Queensboro Bridge

The Ravel Hotel

For the reception location, the pair’s main concern was delicious food. This landed them at The Ravel Hotel, which is known for its amazing catering. The Ravel Hotel also has a beautiful view of the Queensboro Bridge and Manhattan from the penthouse. Not to mention that it is in Queens where Alexa and Adrain plan to spend the rest of their lives together! 

To make their special day reflect who they are as a couple, the pair banded together and used their creative sides to incorporate a subtle Disney theme. They chose the theme as a testament to their first-ever trip together, Disney World, in 2016. Their decorations included table names marked by their favorite rides, name cards made to look like ‘Fast Passes,’ and Disney postcards to create a guestbook. The two got pulled it off together with Alexa’s crafty hands and Adrian’s background as a Digital Producer/Editor.

Despite all the curveballs they were thrown, Adrian and Alexa had a magical day that they described as perfect!