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Blake Ashlin Kist became the bride of Jay Rane on Oct. 2, 2021, in North Beach, Md., at Herrington on the Bay. The outdoor venue included a beautiful fall day, a colorful sunset and a reception under the stars. The wedding ceremony took place under a large wooden archway adorned with many floral arrangements and white drapery.
The backdrop was the beautiful Chesapeake Bay on the coast of Maryland. The dual Hindu and Christian ceremonies were accompanied by traditional Indian music as well as a live strings duo.
Following the two ceremonies, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with live music under the lights before the dinner reception.
The evening was full of joyous speeches, laughter and dancing, which ended with an illuminating firework show surrounded by all of Blake and Jay’s family and friends.
Blake looked stunning for the Hindu ceremony dressed in a deep red and gold bridal Lehenga full of embellishments.
For the Christian ceremony she wore a fitted and flowing white embroidered gown. Jay wore a matching custom white Kurta for the Hindu ceremony and a black tuxedo for the Christian ceremony.
The couple met in Chicago, where they currently live with their Golden Retriever, Huck. Blake graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Nursing and is a regional sales manager at Surgalign. Jay is a graduate of Mississippi State with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing. He is a territory manager for Intersect ENT.
Parents of the couple are Jeffrey and Elise Kist of Eden Prairie, MN., and Nitin and Neena Rane of Richmond, TX. Blake’s grandmother is Cecilia Mueller of Hardin, and special aunt, Sarah Kinder, of Brussels.
The happy couple will enjoy their honeymoon in Hawaii to relax as they start their life journey together.