Greeting, dolls! Your holiday season is about to get a bit brighter and your stockings (Pinterest boards?) are about to get stuffed with a bit more Maharani style! Meet Maharani Tina and Raja Dennis, an adorable duo who are getting ready to tie the knot at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Florida! Réve.ology Events planned and designed the most spectacular Indian wedding event for them, and their fusion fairy tale is about to get much more magnificent! With Suhaag Garden working their fabulous floral and decor expertise on the happy couple's big day, and Volcanik Entertainment providing the music and entertainment, it's sure to be one incredibly unforgettable celebration. The Indian bride of the hour donned a deep red wedding lengha and a set of exquisite gold jewelry. Her hands were mehndi'd by the talented artist, Henna Allure, with a delicate design that oozes elegance. Amita S. Photography captured all those details in divine detail, plus some seriously striking baraat and ceremony highlights, which included a lion dance by the students at the Chein Hong School of Kung Fu! We'll be the beneficiaries of even more sublime wedding details later today when we get an exclusive look at the reception, but for now, make sure you head into the complete gallery for all the ceremony moments you can handle!
Maharani Tina, on how she met the Raja of her dreams, Dennis:
"I met Dennis while we were both working in the hospital as trainees. I had to contact him several times for consultation on my patients. At first he was annoyed, but I guess after he got to know me he didn't mind the calls so much! Things really blossomed from there. I knew he was the one on our first date actually. I was really nervous to go at first, and to top it off there was a long wait at the restaurant before we could be seated. When I got home and suddenly the past 5 hours seemed likely only 5 minutes went by, I knew I'd found someone very special."
On their wedding style:
"We knew we wanted it to be fusion style, to pay homage to both cultures. That was my main vision. Dennis came up with the idea for lion dancers at the Baraat, which I thought would be an awesome and unique event. Other than that, the only color scheme that was set was a palette of eggplant and silver for the reception. My mom was instrumental in the design of the events as well, and then we let our decorators kind of take things from there!"
On shopping for her perfect wedding lengha(s):
"I did spend a lot of time on the internet looking at websites that ship clothes, but I really wanted something that could be seen in person first before purchasing. My mom made a trip to India and went shopping in Jaipur for my lengha and other wedding outfits. She found it on a mannequin in a store window and fell in love with it. I trusted her taste though I was not there, and she bought it. Later that day she sent me a picture over WhatsApp, and I also loved the look of the lengha."
Meet me back here later today for some post-ceremony perfection!