Kerala bridegroom, Uttar Pradesh bride tie nuptial knot online

South India

The couple had scheduled their marriage on Sunday but the bride got stuck in Lucknow due to lockdown. 

While many couples are forced to postpone their marriages owing to the lockdown in the wake of COVID-19, a couple from Kerala decided to go for a virtual marriage.

Sreejith Natesan, hailing from Changanasserry in Kottayam district, was forced to tie the knot online as his partner, who is working as a computer engineer at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, got stuck in the lockdown.

Their marriage was scheduled to be held at an auditorium in Alappuzha on Sunday. As the lockdown came into force, both the families initially discussed the option of postponing the marriage. But then Anjana mooted the idea of online marriage and both the families accepted the suggestion, according to a report in Manorma News.

At the auspicious time between 12.15 pm and 12.45 pm on Sunday, the two dressed up in bridal attire, came alive on the mobile at Anjana’s house at Pallippad in Alappuzha district and tied the nuptial knot.

Seven members of Sreejith’s family, including his parents and brother, witnessed the ceremony held in the presence of Anjana’s father. Her mother and brother, who were in Lucknow, witnessed the ceremony at Anjana’s house.

Sreejith, who is a bank employee, said a marriage reception will be organized in Kerala when Anjana return home after the lockdown is lifted.

This is not the only case of a couple marring online amidst the coronavirus crisis. A merchant navy officer from Mumbai, Preet Singh, and Delhi-based Neet Kaur had a similar marriage earlier. The two met, who met online a year, had the wedding over online video-calling platform Zoom.

Image Credit: Deccan Herald

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