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American bride goes viral for family’s ‘surreal’ reaction to her Indian wedding outfit

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A video of newlywed Hannah Rogers, 31, showing off her traditional Indian wedding attire to family and friends has garnered 12 million views on Instagram.

People all over the world have been wishing her luck with her marriage via the comments section.

Rogers, a Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer, was married to Vidhur Goyal on Nov. 18 in a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur, India, she told Fox News Digital.

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After the festivities ended, her makeup artist, Bianca Louzado, shared a video on Instagram of Rogers’ family and friends reacting to the “reveal” of her wedding look.

In another video posted to Instagram by Louzado, Rogers’ parents see her in her wedding dress for the first time. (See the video and the sweet moments he captured at the top of this article.)

Hannah Rogers is pictured in her traditional wedding attire. The dress is called a lehenga. Behind the scenes of her perfect moments, she worked hard to overcome some obstacles, she said.
(The Memory Capture)

This additional video garnered 5.1 million views.

The reaction to her marriage “has been surreal,” Rogers said.

“I learned so much about my husband’s family and culture and really embraced it all.”

Behind the scenes of her picture-perfect moments, however, she worked hard to overcome some obstacles, she said.

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“Planning an Indian wedding when my in-laws don’t speak English and we couldn’t communicate much was so difficult, but also the best thing ever,” she said.

“I learned so much about my husband’s family and culture and really embraced it all.”

The couple raise their hands together.  The bride said she is "so happy that all of my friends and family and all of his friends and family blended in so well."

The couple raise their hands together. The bride said she was ‘so happy that all of my friends and family and all of her friends and family blended in so well’.
(The Memory Capture)

That work “paid off in the best way possible,” she said, adding that she was “so happy that all of my friends and family and all of her friends and family blended in so well.”

Her father, in particular, could not hide his joy at seeing his daughter in disguise, as shown in the viral video.

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“When your American family sees you as an Indian bride,” Louzado captioned the video.

Rogers' parents wish their daughter good luck as she wears her traditional Indian wedding attire.

Rogers’ parents wish their daughter good luck as she wears her traditional Indian wedding attire.
(The Memory Capture)

“What a beautiful moment, Hannah Rogers. You and your family are in love,” the makeup artist added.

“Planning an Indian wedding when my in-laws don’t speak English and we couldn’t communicate much was so difficult, but also the best thing ever.”

As for going viral in a foreign country?

Rogers said she was thrilled.

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“I feel so loved and impressed by the popularity of this video,” she said.

Many Indian brides wear red to their weddings;  red symbolizes passion, prosperity and new beginnings.

Many Indian brides wear red to their weddings; red symbolizes passion, prosperity and new beginnings.
(Bianca Louzado)

Rogers wore a lehenga, a two-piece outfit consisting of a cropped blouse and a long skirt, usually worn with a long scarf called a dupatta, Indian clothing rental site Borrow the Bazaar explains.

Many Indian brides wear red to their weddings because red is symbolic in India as the color of passion, prosperity and new beginnings, says wedding website Brides.com.

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In India, the color white is commonly associated with funerals, so it is not normally worn at weddings.

A thank you for some of the photos in this article goes to Best Man Wedding Coordinators and Jai Mahal Palace.

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