the brides and grooms were dressed up and equipped with laptops.
Despite the nationwide lockdown, two Indian sisters had online wedding ceremonies to their respective grooms.
The sisters were from Bihar while their husbands resided in Uttar Pradesh.
The Coronavirus led to a lockdown across India but people are finding new ways of going ahead with weddings and this is one of them.
The two women were set to get married on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, but the ceremony could not go ahead due to the lockdown.
Meanwhile, the groom’s procession and baraat were also cancelled.
Despite the cancellations, family members were determined for the marriage to go ahead.
The father of the two sisters, Ahmad Qureshi, decided for an online ceremony to take place.
The grooms were at a venue along with the priest while the Indian sisters remained in Bihar.
Both the brides and grooms were dressed up and equipped with laptops.
A traditional ceremony got underway with the priest leading the procession.
The online wedding took place at around 4:00 pm on the day that the original ceremony was meant to take place.
Ahmad witnessed the online wedding, along with several relatives, friends and even a local councillor.
Following the wedding, both sets of families greeted each other through the online video call.
The Coronavirus has resulted in a lot of things coming to a halt, even weddings.
This online wedding is an instance where the lockdown guidelines are not breached and no health risks are present.
Prior to the lockdown, weddings in India continued despite the government advising not to.
Marriage ceremonies continued but with extra precautions.
In one case, a wedding took place in Vadodara, Gujarat. Guests, as well as the bride and groom, wore masks while everyone was required to wash their hands with sanitiser before entering the venue.
The procession travelled from Ahmedabad and guests attended despite the ongoing risk of COVID-19.
However, some guests like the groom’s sister could not attend. She was based in the United States and due to flight cancellations, she could not fly to India.
The Coronavirus did not deter the couple from having their wedding. They changed the wedding date three times.
Despite there being guests, it was far less than the original number of those invited.
Following the wedding, they advised everyone to follow the government’s instructions in order to combat COVID-19 and to take the required safety measures in order to reduce the spread of it.