Rebecca Kurikeshu & Jim George

By Janelle Diamond | Photographs by Inés Zrinski Photography

Wedding Date: December 10, 2016

It wasn’t just one person who thought Rebecca Kurikeshu and Jim George should meet. In the span of one week, five mutual friends mentioned to them that they would be perfect for each other. After many e-mails and phone calls, Jim, who was living in Texas, flew in to Baltimore to meet Becky and her entire family. The weekend was perfect, and soon they were flying back and forth between their homes.

Eager to join Jim in Dallas, Becky planned their entire wedding in three months. “It was a whirlwind,” she says, but she had a lot of help from family and friends. The Lord Baltimore Hotel was not only available, but could hold their expected 300-plus guests. Christmas is one of their favorite holidays, and the hotel’s festive décor fit with the wedding’s warm, elegant feel. The ballroom is big and grand, but with the strung cafe lights, gold lanterns, and earthy floral adornments like eucalyptus trees and king protea, it felt cozy. “We had a big wedding, but we wanted it to feel very small and intimate,” says Jim.

The morning of their wedding, the two met up on the roof of the Lord Baltimore, not for a first look, but for some private worship. Jim kept his back to Becky, and they exchanged notes, held hands, and said a prayer. It was a cold and windy day, and all of a sudden a gust came and whipped off Becky’s veil. Everyone was freaking out, but Becky was laughing and calm. Her veil caught on something and was returned to her.

The night before, around midnight, Becky and Jim snuck into the ballroom. It was just the two of them, looking up, awestruck at the original 1920s ceiling and the spectacular arch that Becky’s brother-in-law built for the ceremony. “We just soaked it all in,” says Jim. “We took a mental picture, even the smallest details. You just try to remember everything.”

Beauty
Glam by Jeet

BRIDESMAIDS
Indian Anarkali by VJV Fashions

CAKE
M&C Bakery

CATERER
Lord Baltimore Hotel

DECOR
Susana Felix, a family friend

DESSERT BAR
Diablo Doughnuts, Midnite Confections Cupcakery, and s’more cookies by family
member Crystal George

FLORAL DESIGN
Steelcut Flower Co.

GROOM AND GROOMSMEN
Ralph Lauren and Alfani suits, Macy’s

HONEYMOON
Spain (Madrid, Barcelona,
and Seville)

INVITATIONS
Paperless Post

LIGHTING
Event Dynamics

LOCATION
Lord Baltimore Hotel

MUSIC/SOUND
Antigua Productions

OFFICIANT
The Rev. Baby Varghese

PHOTOGRAPHER
Inés Zrinski Photography

VIDEOGRAPHER
Stark House Media

WEDDING DRESS
Stella York, The Bridal Boutique

WEDDING PLANNERS
Sam John and Ayanna Williams, family friends

WOOD SIGNAGE
The John family, family friends

   
   

Rebecca Kurikeshu & Jim George

By Janelle Diamond | Photographs by Inés Zrinski Photography

Wedding Date: December 10, 2016

It wasn’t just one person who thought Rebecca Kurikeshu and Jim George should meet. In the span of one week, five mutual friends mentioned to them that they would be perfect for each other. After many e-mails and phone calls, Jim, who was living in Texas, flew in to Baltimore to meet Becky and her entire family. The weekend was perfect, and soon they were flying back and forth between their homes.

Eager to join Jim in Dallas, Becky planned their entire wedding in three months. “It was a whirlwind,” she says, but she had a lot of help from family and friends. The Lord Baltimore Hotel was not only available, but could hold their expected 300-plus guests. Christmas is one of their favorite holidays, and the hotel’s festive décor fit with the wedding’s warm, elegant feel. The ballroom is big and grand, but with the strung cafe lights, gold lanterns, and earthy floral adornments like eucalyptus trees and king protea, it felt cozy. “We had a big wedding, but we wanted it to feel very small and intimate,” says Jim.

The morning of their wedding, the two met up on the roof of the Lord Baltimore, not for a first look, but for some private worship. Jim kept his back to Becky, and they exchanged notes, held hands, and said a prayer. It was a cold and windy day, and all of a sudden a gust came and whipped off Becky’s veil. Everyone was freaking out, but Becky was laughing and calm. Her veil caught on something and was returned to her.

The night before, around midnight, Becky and Jim snuck into the ballroom. It was just the two of them, looking up, awestruck at the original 1920s ceiling and the spectacular arch that Becky’s brother-in-law built for the ceremony. “We just soaked it all in,” says Jim. “We took a mental picture, even the smallest details. You just try to remember everything.”

Beauty
Glam by Jeet

BRIDESMAIDS
Indian Anarkali by VJV Fashions

CAKE
M&C Bakery

CATERER
Lord Baltimore Hotel

DECOR
Susana Felix, a family friend

DESSERT BAR
Diablo Doughnuts, Midnite Confections Cupcakery, and s’more cookies by family
member Crystal George

FLORAL DESIGN
Steelcut Flower Co.

GROOM AND GROOMSMEN
Ralph Lauren and Alfani suits, Macy’s

HONEYMOON
Spain (Madrid, Barcelona,
and Seville)

INVITATIONS
Paperless Post

LIGHTING
Event Dynamics

LOCATION
Lord Baltimore Hotel

MUSIC/SOUND
Antigua Productions

OFFICIANT
The Rev. Baby Varghese

PHOTOGRAPHER
Inés Zrinski Photography

VIDEOGRAPHER
Stark House Media

WEDDING DRESS
Stella York, The Bridal Boutique

WEDDING PLANNERS
Sam John and Ayanna Williams, family friends

WOOD SIGNAGE
The John family, family friends