Trisha Patel and Jason Tigges celebrated their wedding on April 29, 2018, under the starry Celina sky. Their love story began at the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas—He worked the valet while she worked the front desk. After several shared shifts and countless meals in the Crescent’s cafeteria, the two decided to venture outside the hotel’s borders as more than just coworkers. Casual dates progressed into romantic dinners and weekend getaways. Trisha has always followed a hospitality career path—she received her bachelor of science in hospitality management and her masters of business administration in strategic management at the University of North Texas. Jason completed his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. While working as an electromechanical engineer at Lockheed Martin, Jason pursues a masters degree in systems engineering at Southern Methodist University.
Jason asked Mr. Patel for Trisha’s hand in marriage after three years of dating. Soon after, the Patel family plus Jason went on a ski vacation to Taos, New Mexico. On the wintery day of February 25, 2017, Jason got down on one knee asking Trisha to be his wife, to which she responded with an enthusiastic “YES!”
Trisha and Jason wished to represent their unique styles in the wedding while remaining “simple yet elegant.” After touring five different barns for their ceremony, the couple decided on The Venue at Waterstone in Celina. “We never even thought about having an outdoor ceremony, but the property was so gorgeous we knew we wanted the trees in our backdrop,” expressed Trisha. A crisp, white color palette enhanced the classic wedding ambiance, while navy accents reflected Celina’s gorgeous night sky. “Tum Hi Ho,” a classic Indian song, brought Trisha down the aisle. “When the officiant asked if my dad was ready to give his daughter’s hand in marriage to Jason, my dad said, ‘absolutely not;’ a joke I know nobody will ever forget,” the bride recounts. For the reception, Trisha donned a bold red Carolina Herrera gown, pairing well with the groom’s deep red tie. The “laid-back” reception featured a fajita bar, a s’mores bar, macaron favors, a photo booth, and plenty of dancing. As the night came to an end, wedding guests were surprised by a fireworks show followed by a helicopter landing to sweep away the newlyweds into a romantic starry night.