Ryan and Jessica are some of the kindest people you will ever meet. They first met in the fall of 2011 at Texas A&M University. When they met at Schuhmacher Hall, Jessica thought Ryan was super weird. They became close friends almost immediately, so Jessica was also probably a little weird in her own right. From late night studying and dinners at Sbisa to playing in the rain on campus and cheering on the fightin' Texas Aggie football team, Ryan and Jessica realized there was something special between them and eventually started dating. Ryan loved Jessica for a long time and waited patiently for her to finish nursing school before they got married.
The ceremony took place at First Baptist Church in Galveston, the church that Jessica attended while growing up. Some of Jessica's extended family flew in from India to watch them tie the knot. Her pastor, who had seen her grow in her faith over the years, gave the sermon and blessed their marriage.
Jessica's bridesmaids and Ryan's family wanted to celebrate Jessica's Indian heritage. Ryan wore a traditional kurta, and the bridesmaids and Ryan's mom wore colorful lehengas. Usha, Jessica's mom, traveled back to India before the wedding to have the gowns custom made especially for them. Although red is the traditional color for brides, it was important to Jessica that she wore white.
Jessica says, "After the ceremony and family portraits, we headed to the San Luis Hotel on the Seawall. This was hands-down the most fun we have ever had photographing a reception! It was a non-stop party from the minute the DJ, Yogi-G, turned on the dance music to the last song of the night. Not a single person was in their seat. Everyone was on the dance floor dancing the night away! We will always remember how Usha let loose and never stopped dancing. She was pulling family up on the stage for dance sequences. She was truly celebrating this day with all her heart."
Words and photos by The Ramseys Photography
We are Wil & Paige Ramsey, a married couple and wedding photographers in Houston, TX. We’re passionate about capturing and strengthening meaningful relationships, and marriage is the most meaningful of all relationships.
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