LaRee's maid of honor, matron of honor and four bridesmaids — including Alayna Newsome — will all be wearing saris that are blue and gold. Lyndsey Newsome will be the flower girl.
"Jahantab and I picked out the fabric and they're being custom-made at Style by India in Catonsville," says LaRee.
LaRee is wearing an off-white satin and lace bridal gown by Sophia Tolli, from Amanda Richey Bridal & Beauty.
"I knew I wanted that designer. I loved everything that I saw, and I had tried on one dress of hers in another store... I was shopping Christmas weekend with 11 women family members who had traveled there, when I was trying on bridal gowns. And they transferred 25 designs from their store in Boston to their store in Parkville for me," she says.
She will carry a bouquet that is a mix of orchids and roses, in pink and blue and white. Her bridal party will carry hydrangea bouquets. All the flowers are being done by My Flower Box.
The six groomsmen will wear black tuxedos with vests and long ties to match the bridal party.
Jahantab will be wearing a Joseph Abboud tuxedo, purchased from King's Contrivance Formal Wear in Columbia. All will have orchid boutonnières.
The flower girl's basket and ring bearer's pillow will both be pumpkin-shaped.
After the ceremony, guests will enjoy the cocktail hour with both Pakistani and Maryland-themed appetizers.
"A close friend — Eyasu Moges — is designing three signature cocktails," says Jahantab. "One of them is going to be pumpkin-based. Another is going to be lemonade-based or flavored because our first dance is going to be Lemonade by Chris Rice. And the third drink will probably be mango-based because we both love mango. It will be non-alcoholic because my family doesn't drink and some of my friends don't drink."
The decor in the banquet room will be a mix of floral centerpieces and Southeast Asian-themed lanterns with the same colors as the bridesmaids' dresses.
Dinner will be steak and crab cake, in true Maryland style. And there will be two cakes from SugarBakers Cakes. One is the traditional wedding cake with white icing and trim, and a not-so-traditional cake topper. It'll be a custom-made version of the couple, each wearing the jersey of their favorite Baltimore Ravens' players.
"I like Torrey Smith because of his work against animal cruelty," she says.
"And I like Ray Lewis because he scares the other teams," he says.
The groom's cake will be shaped like the Testudo statue on the University of Maryland College Park campus, where Jahantab went to college.
Kelly Burns Photography is doing the wedding pictures and the videographer comes from Phyllis Marsh Productions. They will also have a day-of wedding coordinator, Mary Ellen Baker, who is married to Damon Foreman.
Both the rehearsal dinner and wedding after-party will be at Little Havana, where Jahantab first asked LaRee to be his girlfriend.
The honeymoon: "Because of the election the following week, we are going to wait a while," says LaRee.
"But, the honeymoon is in his hands, and I'm going to be surprised," she says.
"I'm good at surprises," Jahantab says.
"Yes, he is," she adds.