Gupta arrives at the baraat, or groom's welcoming ceremony, a moment marked by music and dancing. Forty-five minutes later Olson, in a hand-beaded silk lengha (a two-piece dress) and a choli, or long scarf, was carried in on a chair by her brothers. The couple then took part in a series of Hindu rituals, including mangal pheras, in which they circled a holy fire four times. The person who sits down first is said to rule the marriage. "Rebecca won that one," Gupta says.