Are you ready to be dazzled, Maharanis? Today we're featuring Rina and Michael's stunning Indian fusion wedding, held at Adventure Aquarium! Using the venue as inspiration, LAX States incorporated ocean-themed details throughout their decor, including jellyfish lamp pedestals lining the aisle! Our blushing Indian bride, meanwhile, wore a gorgeous white lengha with gold accents, which she accessorized with glittering jewelry from Devam. After getting her hair and makeup done by Cinderella Bridez, our Maharani Rina met with her Raja Michael for their adorable first look photoshoot with Styled Pink Photography! Once we saw how happy the couple looked together, we couldn't wait to see the rest of this splendid shaadi! If you're as excited as we are, head to the full gallery, where we've got the baraat, ceremony and more!
Maharani Rina on finding out her Raja was "the one":
"For us, an introduction by mutual friends led to a weekly ritual – a tradition of exploring Philadelphia and trying a new restaurant every week. We would walk for hours, from one end of the city to the other, and forget how much time we had spent together. We learned so much about each other and knew we were happier when the other was by our side. I knew he was 'the one' because he made me a better person – stronger, happier and hopeful."
On her favorite part of wedding planning:
"The best part of planning my dream Indian wedding was making it my own. We're not a traditional couple, so we knew we needed to plan something unique. I had been to the aquarium with my class when I was teaching and it always had a magical ambiance. We knew as soon as we walked in and saw their ballroom that we would have our special day surrounded by all our friends and family there. To top it all off, our event designer, Lax States, came up with the most amazing idea boards for our event. She truly brought our style into it."
On choosing her bridal lenghas:
"We began by exploring some ideas online. We were quickly overwhelmed, so decided it would be best to find a local shop where we could see things in person. We were so glad to have found Nazrana. The choices were amazing, one of a kind and affordable. I chose my wedding lengha with my mom and reception lengha with my hubby-to-be. They both made me feel beautiful and unique, just what I was looking for."
Stick around for the incredible reception up next!