My fiance is from South India (Kannadiga) and I am from South China (Cantonese). I am looking for ways to incorporate both our cultures into a South Indian wedding ceremony (location TBD) and a Chinese banquet reception at a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown NYC. His parents live in India and are not supportive of our engagement, so they're not a good source of information in regards to Indian wedding customs.
I'd like to keep it simple but respectful of our cultures. Does anyone who has planned an Indian and Chinese wedding/reception (or a multicultural wedding where parents are not supportive) before have any advice?
Thanks so much!