Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): An Indian groom and his Slovakian bride today exchanged wedding vows in a unique wedding ceremony under the sea just off the coast of nearby Kovalam today.
The couple-Nikil Pawar from Maharashtra and Eunika Pogran-in their wedding attire and scuba gear exchanged rings and specially designed garlands made of shells undersea in a brief ceremony.
The one hour wedding ceremony was held this morning at Kovalam, the picturesque beach here that is promoting itself as a wedding destination.
According to one of the managing partners of Bond Safari, Jackson who organised the wedding said, a small podium was made under the sea where the couple could stand and perform the ceremony.
The organisers said, printed questions that are part of weddings were shown to the couple to which they replied ‘I do’ in sign language.
Pawar, who works as a diver at Kovalam, told reporters after they emerged from the waters that “it was a dream come true” to get married undersea, while Eunika said though she enjoyed it, she was a “bit nervous”.
This was the first undersea wedding in India, the organisers claimed.