Model Shanina Shaik Marries DJ Ruckus in Romantic Bahamas Ceremony
Shanina Shaik and DJ Ruckus are married!
The two tied the knot in a star-studded wedding in the Bahamas on Saturday after being engaged for nearly two years.
“Shanina and DJ Ruckus began their wedding celebration on Eleuthera earlier in the week,” a source told PEOPLE of the romantic island setting. “They seemed very excited to celebrate with family and friends.”
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, model Nadine Leopold, model Hannah Ferguson, cousins Olivia Pierson and Natalie Halcro from WAGS, Nicole Williams and the NFL’s Larry English were among the guests.
Reverend Run of Run-DMC — who attended the celebration with his wife Justine Simmons — married the couple. Later in the night, Reverend Run kicked off the party on the mic with DJ Kiss and DJ Politik.
Ruckus (né Greg Andrews) popped the question in a star-studded proposal in December 2015. Ruckus got down on one knee while the couple was vacationing on Kravitz’s secluded private beach in the Bahamas. And as if that wasn’t cool enough, he had the rings hand-delivered from L.A. to the Bahamas — by none other than family friend Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta.
Celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz helped Ruckus design two different rings to let Shaik choose her favorite (talk about a fairytale proposal!). She went with a large gold hexagon-cut diamond that has both of their initials in diamonds and amethysts (Shaik’s birthstone) on the back of the ring.
But the occasion was even more over-the-top than that. Ruckus actually called up his good friend (and Shaik’s mom’s favorite actor) Tyrese Gibson to share the news with Shaik’s mom.
Ever since their engagement, Shaik’s been celebrating with all the traditional events leading up to her wedding. She had a tropical bachelorette getaway, where she wore a white bathing suit with her future name written in crystals (a must-have!).
And she had an impeccably-decorated bridal shower that she shared on Instagram.
After her engagement, Shaik told Ocean Drive magazine that she dreamed of getting married in a tropical setting. “I think every girl pretty much dreams about what she would like for her wedding day, but I’m also not very traditional,” she said. “I actually want a small wedding; I don’t want a big, poufy dress. I want to be on a beach. I think those things will definitely happen.”
Looks like she got her wish!