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Jessica Jaimes & Reva Reddy

April 8 & 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas

Jessica Jaimes was in the 7th grade when she met Reva Reddy– an 8th grader who lived next door. Their older brothers were best friends, and had planned a family trip together for spring break. The two middle schoolers officially met during the first day of that trip, and instantly became best friends.  

Fast forward into adulthood, when Reva surprised Jessica with a trip to St. Helena, California. They were at the Meadow Resort, and Reva had arranged for the hotel to set up a table with one red rose and the initials “R” and “J” outside by the woods.

“I remember thinking that I had never seen a more perfect rose in my life,” Jessica recalls. “As soon as we arrived to the location, a string quartet started playing our favorite songs. Reva gave a heartfelt speech, then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.”

With two separate weddings to plan – a Hindu ceremony and a Catholic wedding – the couple found the wedding planning process to be complicated, but quite exciting. The two days were set to include full ceremonies, a formal dinner and reception, and two separate wedding planners were brought on board, who specialized in each type of wedding.

For each portion of the wedding, the décor was drastically different. The Hindu ceremony on Friday was hosted outdoors at the Houstonian, and a mandap was made of beautiful lavender ombre flowers and bright green moss. That same lavender ombre color scheme was woven throughout the Indian ceremony and formal dinner, and the bride wore a gold embroidered Sabyasachi lengha.

Once it was time for the Catholic wedding day, Jessica was dressed in an Inbal Dror wedding gown and a Spanish-style veil, while her bridesmaids wore sequined gowns in light gold. The church ceremony consisted of peach and white floral décor along the aisle and altar, creating a “Spanish romance” aesthetic, and the overall ambiance was one of mystery, drama and elegance.

As for the reception, an epic party erupted, and the newlyweds relished in seeing everyone dancing and having the time of their lives. By the end of their wedding day, Jessica and Reva were in a complete state of euphoria. Not only did they feel so in love with each other, but they were also overwhelmed by the amount of love they felt from their family and friends. It was wonderful knowing their relationship had brought so many people together to laugh, dance, and celebrate.

“Thinking about marrying my best friend gave me a sense of peace,” says Jessica. “It was amazing to see how two cultures could be so different, but so similar at the same time. At the end of the day, both the Indian and Catholic weddings shared the same foundation – our love.”

>Written by: Lauren Malamala

: [Indian] ; Location: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Houston, TX; Wedding Planner: Electric Karma International Houston, TX; Floral and Event Design: Prashe Decor Houston, TX; Wedding Dress and Groom’s Attire: Sabyasachi; : [Both] ; Hair: Vita Mutari Salon Houston, TX; Makeup: Kristin Daniell Makeup Artistry Houston, TX;
: [American] ; Ceremony Location: Holy Rosary Catholic Church Houston, TX; Reception Location: The Corinthian Houston, TX; Wedding Planner: Keely Thorne Events Houston, TX; Floral and Event Design: Events in Bloom Houston, TX; Wedding Dress and Veil: Inbal Dror; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier New York, NY; Groom’s Attire: Tom Ford; Cake: A Cake Studio Houston, TX; Lighting: Pro/Sound Houston, TX;

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Jessica Jaimes & Reva Reddy

April 8 & 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas

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