Indian wedding extravaganza blends cultures, old and new

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.

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