"I am super excited. I could have never imagined that"
An NRI couple got married onboard a flight.
The unusual wedding venue was chosen by the bride’s father, a businessman based in the United Arab Emirates.
Dilip Popley rented a Boeing 747 and travelled for three hours from Dubai to Oman.
During this time, his daughter Vidhi Popley exchanged vows with Hridesh Sainani.
The couple were joined by approximately 350 guests, including family members, close friends and members of the media.
The baraat arrived at the Jetex VIP terminal near Al Maktoum Airport in Dubai, where the celebrations began.
Guests took photos with their boarding passes before getting onto the flight.
Footage was shared by PTI, showing guests dancing to ‘Tune Maari Entriyaan’ from Gunday.
A designated area for the ceremonies was also shown.
For the wedding, the aircraft was modified, with each section fixed with a small protector so guests could watch the ceremonies.
Adorned in vibrant outfits, guests were excited by the unique wedding, smiling and occasionally dancing to Bollywood songs.
During the ceremony, guests were treated to traditional Indian dishes.
These included mushroom pulao, palak paneer and daal masala.
Energetic guests chanted the newlywed’s names and kept their spirits high for the post-wedding celebrations.
Towards the end of the video, Hridesh said he was happy to marry his childhood sweetheart.
He also thanked his father and father-in-law for organising such a grand event, adding:
“We love you and we love Jetex.”
Meanwhile, his new wife said: “I am super excited. I could have never imagined that… I wasn’t there for my parents and I think they recreated something like this for us.”
Vidhi’s parents made headlines for getting married in a similar fashion, tying the knot onboard an Air India flight.
VIDEO | UAE-based Indian businessman Dilip Popley hosted his daughter's wedding aboard a private Jetex Boeing 747 aircraft on November 24, in Dubai.
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) November 25, 2023
Speaking about his wedding, Dilip said:
“I had the same wedding in the sky 28 years back.
“At that time, we thought we would have done something in space by now.
“So right now we are doing a sequel featuring my daughter.”
On why Dubai was the choice for the grand event, Dilip added:
“I’ve always dreamt of doing this for my daughter and there’s no place better than Dubai as it fulfils all the dreams.”
The Popley family are known for owning several jewellery and diamond outlets in the United Arab Emirates and India.