Following a sensationally sublime shaadi at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, Maharani Ridda and Raja Ali called on Maxx Entertainment once more to help them throw a party of a lifetime. The lighting and dj specialists did just that. With breathtaking floral and decor work by Elegant Affairs Inc., like the lavishly decorated stage, it wasn't difficult to take things to the next level in the grand ballroom of The Venetian. A&A Photography and Video captured these out-of-this-world details from this daytime affair, which include guests name cards set beneath a phenomenal and unbelievable floral arrangement and an iconically brilliant Chihuly chandelier — one of my favorite artists of all time! Our picture perfect Pakistani Princess was radiant as can be as she dazzled family and friends in a lovely lace lengha. Her new hubby rocked a terrifically tailored black tux, and arm-in-arm, this pair made the cutest couple! To see even more from their spectacular valima, head into the complete gallery!
The bride, on her wedding style:
"We wanted three completely different looks for the mehndi, shaadi, and valima. The mehndi was our most vibrant and colorful event with bursts of pink, purple, and green. We wanted the shaadi to be more traditional and dramatic and chose to stick to shades of red and gold. Since the valima was a daytime event, we went with a more subtle look with lots of white and gold with a hint of pink in the floral arrangements.
Our attire mirrored the ambiance of each of the events. For the bright and colorful mehndi, I chose a bright pinkish coral dress with hints of green underneath and lots of bling! My husband wore a bright green kurta with rose gold embroidery to complement my dress.
I never thought I would wear a traditional red dress as a bride. However, when it came time to it, I realized there was something very special about a red dress. However, I wanted to add a modern flair to an otherwise traditional outfit. So I chose a beautifully intricate gown from designer Rani Emaan with a long train to give it a more contemporary feel. My husband looked regal in his traditional white sherwani with gold detailing, velvet lined khussay, and a red turban/qulla to match my dress.
I've always wanted to wear a white dress in some aspect of my wedding. My mother-in-law did a beautiful job in making that wish a reality with my gorgeous white dress for the valima. It was contemporary but classy at the same time. My husband looked as handsome as ever in his traditional black tuxedo."
Have a splendid rest of the day, Maharanis! See you tomorrow!