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Joy & Sateesh: A Cultural Wedding in Orlando, FL

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Joy & Sateesh in Orlando, FL
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Sateesh and I decided to honor both of our Indian backgrounds, south and north, and had two ceremonies,” Joy explains. They first celebrated with a South Indian-style ceremony that took place outdoors beneath a custom-made red temple. “It was a combination of Sateesh’s vision and temples from Indian and Thai traditions,” the bride says. Garlands of ...
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Joy and Sateesh’s reception tables were topped with four-foot-high centerpieces of orchids and roses adorned with crystals. The pink, orange, and fuchsia blooms sat in tall turquoise cylinders etched in gold with the filigree pattern from the wedding invites.
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Joy and Sateesh cut into a seven-tiered cake custom-designed in turquoise and gold to match their invitations.
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Joy and Sateesh’s escort cards were created to mirror the filigree design used on their invitations, also incorporated into the centerpieces and the cake.
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The evening ended with a fireworks display during dessert and “lots and lots of dancing,” Joy says.

Joy & Sateesh in Orlando, FL

Joy and Sateesh ran into each other often as volunteers for a legal organization assisting low-income South Asian immigrants. They’d never really become close until they found themselves working together to plan a fundraiser. “His quick wit and sense of humor impressed me, and we spent a lot of our meeting time making each other laugh,” Joy says. The Bride Joy Kanwar, 32, attorney The Groom Sateesh Nori, 31, attorney The Date April 21 About fourteen months after they started seeing each other, the couple flew down to Orlando to see Joy’s parents for the weekend. As soon as they entered the house, Joy couldn’t believe her eyes -- there were bouquets of flowers everywhere that Sateesh had sent ahead, and before Joy could even put down her bags Sateesh turned to her parents and asked their permission to propose. She immediately went to call her sister-in-law to share the good news, and while they were on the phone, the doorbell rang -- Joy’s family and her sister-in-law had just arrived from New Orleans to share in the celebration.
- Kate Wood
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