And the saga of couples tieing the knot continues.
Every day, despite the ongoing pandemic and the recently lifted lockdown, we hear of couples from all over the world getting married. Some even during the lockdown. One such is the story of Isha and Tushnik, who were eagerly set to tie the knot in April 2020. But due to the pandemic, they decided to get married in May 2020 and though it was quaint, it was as beautiful as any other wedding. So, if you're a sucker for great wedding stories from these turbulent times, then scroll down below and check it out!
"We’ve been together for nearly 4 years now and had been planning our perfect wedding for the past 3 years," revealed Isha, "We were engaged in June last year. Our engagement was so grand and memorable and ever since then we both wanted our wedding to be even more memorable and unique with lots of band baaja!"
Isha and Tushnik wanted a grand day wedding celebration, which was supposed to take place on 18th April 2020. Excited for their upcoming wedding, the two were so eager and had everything planned and ready to the last detail, from the venue to attire, invitations and even wedding favours!
However, their plans came to a sudden halt when the lockdown started and everything was put on hold, "We were ready to rock and roll but never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that a global pandemic will hit us so bad that our wedding will have to be postponed!"
With confusion everywhere, the countrywide lockdown resulted in them waiting and waiting, all the while hoping to get married soon, hopefully by the original date in a small ceremony. However, the lockdown kept getting extended and state borders sealed. Anxiously awaiting any kind of improvement in the situation, the couple even considered court marriage. But that wasn't an option either for all courts were closed. The silver lining to all of this, however, was the ease in restrictions for marriages in May. The moment news came that intimate wedding ceremonies could be held by couples and their families, the two scrambled to get married ASAP.
After crossing three borders (with permits, of course!), the couple finally held a small ceremony on 7th May 2020 at Isha's home. With a total of 14 people in attendance, which included the bride and groom's parents, siblings and grandparents, the couple finally held their much-awaited wedding.
For the others who could not physically attend the wedding, the couple streamed their wedding live on Zoom, "We'd always wanted a unique wedding and honestly, in retrospect, this was the most unique wedding experience for us and our families."
Tushnik wore a dapper indo-western outfit, which was originally supposed to be his Sangeet outfit. While Isha chose a simple sharara suit from her bridal trousseau and did her own makeup as well. The most unique element of her entire ensemble were the henna tattoos on her hands. Temporary but beautiful!
"I left my house happy and with a big smile. So many people told us that they had been to a thousand weddings but never attended such a beautiful virtual wedding from the safety of their own homes," Isha told us at the end of her wedding story, "In these truly terrifying times, our wedding gave people hope and we realized that being quarantined together is the best thing that could’ve happened to us. We obviously missed having a big celebration with our family and friends but that will happen again in healthier times and I will be the unconventional and off-beat bride that I always dreamt of being. Till then, we’re having the time of our lives TOGETHER and a lockdown wedding ultimately proved to be the best decision we ever made!"
Photographer: Wedding Tulips