Nishka and Carl held a scenic wedding with a contemporary red and aqua color scheme and details inspired by her Sri Lankan and his Japanese heritage.

A New York couple returns to their home state for a colorful wedding at a modern hotel

Nishka and Carl held a scenic wedding with a contemporary red and aqua color scheme and details inspired by her Sri Lankan and his Japanese heritage.

The 4 p.m. ceremony took place on the hotel's lawn, overlooking Richardson Bay. The bride's mother and father walked her down the aisle, and her brother officiated. "We wanted the ceremony to be personal—it wouldn't have felt right to have a stranger marry us," says Nishka.