Rajani Obeso: the New Billboard Bride


The Right Catch

Rajani radiates elegant and grace at the Moffitt Oaks Bridal Suite.

Rajani Obeso met Daniel Alvarado in Catholic education classes. At the time, they were freshmen in high school and had barely spoken, yet definitely had their eyes on each other. In ninth grade, she told her mom she wanted Daniel to be her boyfriend but it wasn’t until their senior year that she finally got the courage to text him. “That night we both confessed to each other that we had always had a crush on one another,” she said.

Daniel asked Rajani to prom while at her parent’s house in The Woodlands, the same place where eight years later, he would propose. They had both graduated from Texas Tech University and were back in the Houston area when Daniel made up his mind that he wanted to propose on Thanksgiving Day.  He came up with a perfect plan and gave the family a week’s notice. The couple spent the first part of Thanksgiving Day with Daniel’s family.  On the way to Rajani’s parent’s house they stopped for gas. This gave his family time to rush to her house and get into position.
When the couple entered the house, no one answered when she yelled hello. Then Daniel grabbed her hand and led her to the living room where she caught her first glimpse of the candlelit backyard. “It was a perfectly romantic and love-filled scene that completely took my breath away,” she said.

The setting included a small tree hung with pictures of the couple, a heart-shaped cake and chilled champagne. Their dog, Geo, appeared wearing a chalkboard sign around his neck that asked “Will you marry my dad?”

That weekend, they watched Texas Tech play at Cowboy’s Stadium in Dallas and spent the weekend celebrating their engagement!

They began to plan for their January 2018 wedding in Houston, Texas. Rajani attended the Bridal Extravaganza Show and applied for a chance to become the next Billboard Bride. Out of more than 300 brides, she was selected to represent the Bridal Extravaganza on billboards all over the city.

The whirlwind experience began at Ventura’s Bridal Fashions, where she looked lovely in an array of beautiful gowns. The Billboard Bride photo shoot took place at Moffitt Oaks, a premier wedding event venue. Andy Hopper from H-E-B Blooms Design Studio created two bouquets for the occasion. The team at Simple Beauty Artistry provided hair and make-up. The husband and wife photography team of Ana and Ivan Garcia were on hand to capture every moment of the day. All the details fell beautifully into place for this lucky Billboard Bride.


This season’s Billboard Bride Contributors:

Ventura’s Bridal Fashions - www.venturasbridalfashions.com

ANAandIVANphotography - http://anaivanphoto.com

Simple Beauty Artistry - www.simplebeautyartistry.com

Moffitt Oaks - http://www.moffittoaks.com

H-E-B Blooms Design Studio - www.heb.com/blooms

Monarch Limousines - www.monarchlimos.com