Today we’re celebrating the joyous union of Merline and Jason. We were swooning with admiration as Merline was beautified by the masterful brushes of Hilda & Co. Merline’s lovely face resembled a Bollywood goddess with her shimmering eyes and rosebud lips. Her fairytale white gown was the stuff dreams are made of, featuring the most incredible beading and floral appliques. Handsome Jason also was fashionable in a sleek tux that would make James Bond green with envy. As guests made their way into the holy chapel, they were waiting with breathless anticipation for the couple of the hour to make their grand reveal. Soon, Merline’s bridesmaids floated down the aisle, who were stunning in their own right in hot pink saris. The groomsmen were also dapper gents in crisp grey suits accessorized with pink ties. What a styling group! One of the beloved memories of the day was when the gorg bride made her way down the aisle with poise and grace. As the lovebirds took their sacred vows, Bella Lumi captured all the beloved moments with their sensational snaps. Coming up next is the colorful and energetic reception soiree at the Tuscan Courtyard. While you wait, peruse the full gallery captured by Bella Lumi. And scroll below to learn more behind the scenes deets from this magical day!

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How did you meet?

We met on Coffee Meets Bagel.

Describe the proposal.

A beautiful rooftop in Downtown Houston: Sky House

What did you like about your venue?

We loved the ambiance Tuscan Courtyard provided for our wedding. We were able to combine a fun, casual outdoor cocktail hour and an elegant, intimate indoor reception.

Describe your vision/inspiration for your wedding day. Did you have a specific theme?

We wanted our wedding to be different. Elegant, but at the same time using bright and bold pops of color. Our wedding decor was inspired by Kate Spade.

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

Everything… our wedding was everything we hoped it would be. We planned everything down to the minute and we couldn’t have asked for it to go more smoothly.

What was your color scheme?

White and black stripes with bold pops of color.

How would you describe your personal style and fashion (wedding dress/tux)?

We are a combination of rustic and elegance all in one.

What kind of flowers did you pick for your centerpieces and bouquet?

Head Table Centerpieces : white hydrangea, light pink garden roses (Kiera), fuchsia roses (hot shot), fuchsia stock, orange roses (milva), orange snap dragons, purple double tulips, and purple larkspur, with salal and ruscus foliage.

What flavor(s) did you pick for your cake?

Red Velvet cake with cream cheese icing, White Almond cake with Raspberry filling, chocolate cake with chocolate ganache icing and Strawberry cake with cream cheese icing.

What was the most memorable moment of your reception?

Our first dance.

The modern and glam reception up next!

Photography: Bella Lumi | Venue: Tuscan Courtyard | Reception Coordination: Angela Ha | Planning & Design: Bride | Floral & Decor: Katie Clark - Event Details and Designs | Hair & Makeup: Hilda & Co | Catering: MyLeigh’s Morsels | DJ: Jonny Black Productions | Bridal Fashions: Badgley Mischka | Shoes: Papell Studio | Bridesmaids Fashion: Utsav Fashion | Flower Girl’s Dress: JJ’s House | Groom Ring: Trinity de Cartier Classic | Bridal Jewelry: Silam | Cake & Treats: Fiona Bakery | Cinematography: Kennedy Brothers Productions | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Zazzle | Lighting: Jonny Black Productions | Rentals: Katie Clark - Event Details and Designs | Linens: House of Hough | Groom and Groomsmen Tux: Bravo Suit and Tux | Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Watch: Rolex | Officiant: Fr. Jim Courville and Fr. Chacko Puthumayil