Indy Star, September 14
Priya Patel was married in red. But when the reception to celebrate her wedding began that evening, she appeared in a stunning white gown that cascaded to the floor.
The two dresses symbolized two equally important traditions. In deference to her Hindu heritage, she wore a red with white sari for her wedding ceremony; white is considered a funereal color and red an auspicious one. But she also knew she wanted the full American bridal experience.