Aneesa and Melinda are testing the boundaries of conservative Indian society by getting married in a lavish wedding. But with ancient Hindu culture backing a more fluid view of sexuality, history is on their side.
There are few ceremonies in the world that are as lavish or as vibrant as Indian weddings. And for Indian-Americans, the unions are just as extravagant here in the States, with an average cost of half a million dollars. Witness the big Bollywood marriages of three couples as they attempt to balance millennia-old traditions and modern American sensibilities. Then see how they celebrate their love and honor their families, without breaking their budgets.
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