Although the flooding that occurred in the southern state of Kerala in India caused a lot of destruction and killed 27 people, the couple identified as Akash and Aishwarya chose to go ahead with their wedding at all costs on that day.
Bride & groom float in a cooking pot to wedding as flooding kills 27 people (video)
A determined groom and a bride who refused to allow a fatal flooding spoil their wedding sat in a huge cooking pot and floated to the equally flooded wedding auditorium.
The couple reportedly borrowed the aluminium cooking pot from a local temple and sat in it while facing each other and latching on its edges firmly.
According to theguardian.com, two men and a photographer paddled the pair down a submerged street to a small partially flooded temple in Thalavady safe and dry.
They then exchanged floral garlands, a tradition in many Hindu wedding ceremonies, the news outlet added.
Video footage of the incident was uploaded to social media and it has gone global and attracted numerous reactions.
Several news outlets have quoted the couple as saying: “It has turned into a wedding which we never imagined.”
They are both reported to be healthcare workers at a hospital in Chengannur.
Reports say heavy rainfall has caused serious flooding and deadly landslides across the state over the past few days. Rivers have overflowed and bridges and roads have been swept away.
It is for this reason a resident of the area thought the couple should have been proactive in the wedding planning knowing the unpredictability of the weather.
“Should have booked a boat instead of a car …,” the resident said as quoted by Agence France-Presse.
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