If you cannot invite enough guests for your wedding, just take the wedding to them. That’s exactly what an Indian-origin couple did in the UK given the COVID led restrictions for wedding parties and gatherings. London-based Roma Popat and Vinal Patel pulled off a first-of-its-kind drive-in wedding near the city.
Popat and Patel were to originally tie the knot in April but the pandemic outbreak led them to postpone. Now many months and lockdowns later, the couple decide to marry. The couple were married in front of a small gathering of their immediate family but the ceremony was projected onto a big screen in a field next door to friends and family seated in more than 100 cars at Braxted Park in Chelmsford.
Under the government guidelines in the UK, only fifteen people are permitted to be part of shaadi ceremonies.
So for Popat and Patel, the drive-in worked perfectly. Guests came and stayed in cars, and were given welcome hampers with safety equipment like sanitisers. Their incentive to stay put in their cars? Good food on order with a direct to car service.
The couple as shown in the picture, drove around in a golf buggy after the ceremony gathering blessings and wishes and stayed completely and appropriately socially distanced. Friends and family honked horns to celebrate with them.
Well, what can we say? Have a great one you two!