A Vibrant, Traditional Hindu and Jewish Wedding at the Corinthian in Houston, Texas
Since Naina Medavarapu (32 and a product development manager) and Scott Hotchkiss (31 and a lawyer) come from different religions and backgrounds, it was important to them to incorporate their cultures into their wedding. Their full-day celebration, spanning between the St. Regis Hotel and the Corinthian, had two gorgeous ceremonies and receptions, as well as dramatic fashion changes from traditional to classic. Both ceremonies included meaningful Hindu and Jewish traditions throughout, including the music—from a mandap to a chuppah, from the seven steps to the seven blessings, from rice throwing to glass breaking. Color is everything in Indian weddings, so Natalie Dawley from Two Be Wed helped Naina and Scott bring out a vibrant palette of purples, pinks and gold at the morning Indian ceremony and added navy and emerald green for the formal evening ceremony. Naina and Scott chose a quatrefoil motif to unite all parts of the day, highlighting the design in the invitations and paper goods and custom lighting and on the tabletops and even their wedding cake to add a modern touch to the elegance of the Corinthian in Houston, Texas. The stunning setups wouldn’t have been complete without vibrant flower arrangements from Darryl & Co., which culminated in a breathtaking white-flower-covered chuppah. One cute detail not to miss? The escort cards at the Jewish reception came with an adorable wedding favor: miniature hand-painted elephants, all the way from India. See the beautiful details, captured by the talented Nancy Aidee Photography, below.