Couple get married on plane mid-air with 161 guests to avoid Covid restrictions

A couple rented an entire plane to get married in front of their 161 guests in order to bypass Covid-19 restrictions.

Rakesh and Dakshina, from Madurai, India, were desperate to tie the knot, but had lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, and came up with an alternative plan for their big day.

The couple had their ceremony on Sunday on board a flight from Madurai to Bangalore.

The flight took off from Madurai International Airport at 7 a.m., although the guest list far exceeded the 50 people set by the state government for such gatherings.

Video footage shows the flight packed with guests as the couple stands in front of the aisle and exchanges vows.

The groom places a traditional ornament around the bride’s neck while the participants cheer and shower both of them with petals.

Rakesh and Dakshina tied the knot as the plane hovered over the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

After their wedding on board, the couple went to a hotel in Bangalore for a small reception. All guests reportedly took and passed a PRC test before boarding the flight.

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The flight was full of guests

However, many guests decided not to wear masks for the special occasion or to maintain social distance.

Police are reportedly investigating the matter and deciding whether or not to open an investigation into Covid-19 violations.


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