Dr. Erica Elaine Syklawer and Dr. Neel Mukul Kumar were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Jan. 18, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. The Rev. Frederick Powell officiated at the ceremony.


Dr. Erica Elaine Syklawer and Dr. Neel Mukul Kumar were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Jan. 18, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. The Rev. Frederick Powell officiated at the ceremony.



The couple's parents are Dr. and Mrs. Ricardo Syklawer of Dothan, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Mukul Kumar of Snohomish, Wash.  Dr. Erica Syklawer Kumar is the granddaughter of Edith Newton Hilburn of Crestview, and the late Howard Edward Hilburn.  



The bride's father gave her in marriage. Dr. Alex Kosmidis and Dr. Cassidy Koonce presented the music, playing piano and organ and violin, respectively. 



The bride's sisters, Dr. Allison Syklawer Tutwiler, Dallas, and Sarah Brooke Syklawer, Birmingham, Ala., and the groom's sister, Monica Renu Kumar, Mobile, Ala., presented the Scriptures.



Dr. Allison Syklawer served as matron of honor. Sarah Syklawer served as maid of honor. Monica Kumar; Jennifer Leigh Tosch, Mobile; Dr. Christine Elizabeth Jabcuga, Burlington, Vt., and Dr. Rashmi Sajjan Rajendra, New Orleans, were bridesmaids.



Vijay Kumar, Seattle, Wash., the groom's brother, and Jason Paul Tornquist, Seattle, served as best men. Dr. Araya Negash, East Lansing, Mich.; Dr. Tony C. Chang, San Francisco, Calif.; Casey Joe Jones, Everett, Wash.; and Dr. Vikram T. Saini, New Orleans, were groomsmen.



Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception  at the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom in the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The groom’s parents entertained the wedding party with a rehearsal dinner at Pat O’Brien’s on the River.



After honeymooning on Bora Bora Island, the couple will live in New York City to begin their fellowship programs in July 2014 after completing their residency programs.



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