Chennai: Tying the eternal knot of love — marriage, is one of the most special events in one’s life when a couple wants all their near and dear ones to be present at the ceremony. However, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states and cities have imposed curfews and limited wedding guest restrictions. As a result of which, hundreds of thousands of couples who were set to get married during this time of pandemic had to cut short their list of guests and even several events.Also Read - Viral Video: Little Boy Surfs Alone Behind Speedboat, Twitter is Divided. Watch
But, amid all this, a couple from Tamil Nadu’s Madurai has made it into the headlines for their unique idea of getting married in presence of all their loved ones. The couple booked an entire flight from Madurai-Bangalore and tied the knot exactly when their aircraft hovered over the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple in the ‘graceful’ presence of a whopping 161 relatives in the flight, said a report. Also Read - Viral Video: Dancing Dad Ricky Pond Grooves To Coke Studio Song Pasoori. Watch
The couple, Rakesh-Dakshina both residents of Madurai, decided to rent the plane for two hours to tie the knot up above the sky in a bid to avoid the ongoing COVID-19 wedding restrictions and curfew in Tamil Nadu. A video of the unique wedding is also going viral on social media after a user posted it on Twitter with the caption, “Rakesh-Dakshina from Madurai, who rented a plane for two hours and got married in the wedding sky. Family members who flew from Madurai to Bangalore after getting married by SpiceJet flight from Bangalore to Madurai.” Also Read - Viral Video: Little Girl Meets BFF After a Long Time, Their Reaction Will Make You Go Aww. Watch
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The short video clip shows the groom tying the Mangalsutra around the bride’s neck as the relatives present during the ceremony cheer and shower them with flower petals. The photographer in one shot encourages them to smile for the camera. The viral video post has already garnered nearly 7K views.
As the video proceeds, we can see the guests standing behind the couple and there are also visuals of the inside of the aircraft with people sitting and enjoying the function. Most of them were seen without face masks and not observing Covid-19 protocols.
As per the visuals, the flight seemed to be at full capacity. In social media videos, the bride wearing a saree is bedecked with flowers and jewellery and the groom is also dressed in traditional south Indian attire.
Meanwhile, after the video went viral and came to the notice of official authorities, officials said that they were not aware of the mid-air marriage. Speaking on the matter, Madurai Airport Director, S Senthil Valavan said, “A SpiceJet chartered flight was booked yesterday from Madurai. Airport Authority officials were unaware of the mid-air marriage ceremony.”
Reacting to the matter, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated an investigation regarding the mid-air marriage. It has also sought a full report from the airline and Airport Authority. “SpiceJet crew is off rostered. Airline directed to lodge a complaint against those not following COVID appropriate behavior with relevant authorities,” said the DGCA.