Rehan and Jessica
Rehan and Jessica’s three-day Old Courthouse South Asian wedding celebration in Cleveland, Ohio was a magical affair. With traditional ceremonies, vibrant colors, and a stunning winter backdrop, their wedding was truly a sight to behold.
The festivities kicked off with the Mehndi, featuring vibrant decorations, and two amazing kings chairs, including colorful drapes and flowers. The same night was the Sangeet, a lively pre-wedding celebration. Both were held at Tudor Arms Hotel just east of downtown Cleveland. The event featured performances by the close set of friends of the couple. There was also plenty of dancing and delicious food.
On the second day of the celebrations, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional South Asian ceremony at the Old Courthouse in downtown Cleveland. The ceremony featured a beautiful mandap, draped in red and gold fabric and adorned with stunning white flowers. Rehan arrived on a white horse, accompanied by his family and friends. Then all eyes were on Jessica, who was an absolute vision in her red Bridal Lehenga.
The ceremony was filled with traditional rituals. It included the exchange of garlands, and the whole venue was filled with loving family and friends watching the couple as they made promises to each other for a lifetime of love and devotion.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds took part in a traditional South Asian reception. It featured a stunning backdrop of twinkling lights and soft, romantic drapes. The reception was held at the same location and guests enjoyed a delicious menu of South Asian cuisine.
The Special Moments
Throughout the three days of celebration, the couple was surrounded by family and friends, who helped to make their wedding day truly special. From the vibrant colors to the traditional ceremonies, every detail was carefully planned and executed to perfection.
The winter season provided a beautiful backdrop for the couple’s wedding. Although we didn’t have the snow-covered streets of Cleveland that I was negotiating for, it was still an absolutely magical touch to their celebration to see the winter backdrop with the bright vibrant colors. The Old Courthouse provided a stunning setting for the ceremony, with its grand architecture and historic charm.
One of the most memorable moments of the wedding was the Baraat, the groom’s wedding procession. Rehan arrived on a white horse, accompanied by his family and friends, while traditional music played in the background. The procession made its way through the streets of downtown Cleveland, with onlookers stopping to watch and take photos.
On the third day of celebration, they focused on Jessica’s Mexican heritage and celebrated with Latin style. Fusion weddings are always so much fun but seeing the Indian and Mexican cultures come together was a true highlight on this one. The beautiful way that the team executed the style choices to highlight the importance of each culture while still staying true to Rehan and Jessica was so much fun to see.
Plus, the dancing.
Dancing in all cultures is beautiful and fun, but if you’re going to have a dance off we’re going to need to talk about this couple’s first dance. It was a Latin stroke of genius and this couple was literally bringing smoke on the dance floor. People were screaming with excitement. It was everything you want to see from a couple in love celebrating an amazing day in their lives. When they finished their dance, they began a slow dance. At the same time, the bride’s father stepped out with his trombone and began to play a song for them to finish dancing to. Not a dry eye. From there, Rehan handed Jessica to her father for them to have a moment on the dance floor and it was by far one of the most beautiful moments of any wedding day I’ve seen. Just stunning.
Overall, Rehan and Jessica’s three-day South Asian and Mexican wedding celebration was a beautiful reflection of their love and cultures. From the vibrant colors to the traditional ceremonies, every detail was carefully planned and executed to perfection. The couple was surrounded by family and friends throughout the celebrations, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Rehan and Jessica’s Old Courthouse South Asian wedding was a weekend of love, culture, and tradition, and it was truly a sight to behold. From the Mehndi/Sangeet to the traditional wedding ceremony on Sunday, every moment was filled with joy, laughter, and memories that the couple will cherish for a lifetime. Such a joy to be a part of!