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Arash and Kateri
I met my husband in the most romantic of places; a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Manhattan, where he was a doctor and I was a nurse.
Two years later we were married at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, New York. We are both from the Upstate New York region and I wanted our guests to experience the New York that we know and love. We also wanted our wedding to be a full fusion of the ways of our vastly different pasts, while focusing on our family and friends being forever united with us moving forward. Arash is Persian, the first member of his extended family to be born and raised in America, my family has been here for generations and is predominantly Christian. As a result, our ceremony, which took place in the grand parlor of our wedding venue was a fusion of our two cultures. We exchanged traditional vows at the Sofreh Aghd, the traditional Persian wedding table. Our reception was filled, from start to finish wth dancing and celebration, something both cultures share! I chose Tara Keely's style 2500 as my gown, the dress represented perfectly the classic elegance I wished to portray, modest while also playful and sexy. The lace details against the romantic skirt captured me immediately!