Rida + Ali
At an intimate family dinner, Ali surprised Rida—and everyone else in attendance—with his heartfelt marriage proposal. The couple, who met as students at the University of Houston, wed with a traditional Pakistani nikaah ceremony with 100 loved ones in attendance. The Hilton Houston Post Oak hosted their fun and fabulous mehndi evening, which featured entertaining performances and skits. The following day, 450 guests watched as the bride, looking resplendent in a gold-embellished bridal lehenga, was escorted down the aisle by her parents. The newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a festive dinner amidst lavish blooms and candles by Prashe Decor, a division of Flora & Eventi, to commemorate the happy occasion. But that wasn’t all: Their final feast of the weekend featured delicious Pakistani fare and showcased beautiful blush-and-champagne floral centerpieces. It was a bash that “ended the wedding events with a bang,” Rida recounts.