Shruti Deshpande and Jake van Hemmen

Written by The Two River Times. Posted in Celebrations


Published on December 06, 2013 with No Comments


Shruti Chandrakant Deshpande and Hendrik James van Hemmen (Jake) were married on Aug. 24, at St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church, Rumson.

The Rev. Ophelia Laughlin officiated. Sonya Naganathan, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and Julius Reed was best man.

The wedding was followed by a reception at The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank.

Shruti is the daughter of Dr. Chandrakant and Jyoti Deshpande, Bangalore, India. She is a graduate of Manipal Institute of Technology in Manipal, India, where she received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and communication. She is employed by Schlumberger, an international engineering firm, as a maintenance engineer.

Jake is the son of Rik and Anne van Hemmen, Fair Haven. He is a graduate of the Marine Academy of Science & Technology, Highlands, and the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He is employed by Schlumberger as a field engineer.

The couple reside in Lafayette, La.

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