Unconventional Wedding Stories


Check out MasalaWed's side-splitting stories of lockdown marital madness. From online wedding ceremonies to desperate grooms on bicycles, these crazy, real-life accounts are sure to put a mischievous smile on your face.


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No rest for the hitched! Actor Nikhil Siddharth finally tied the knot with long time sweetheart Pallavi Varma quarantine-style: mask required, black-tie optional.



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Most couples would love to see their wedding on the big screen. But 3 screens? Megha Sharma and Gaurav Sapra did exactly that when they set up a complicated series of laptops to try and recreate a real Hindu wedding experience from their home in Edmonton, Alberta. With Gaurav’s family on one screen, Megha’s on another, and friends and relatives from across the world on the third, the innovative plan went off without a hitch.



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COVID-19 has added even more mayhem to the usual matrimony madness. One young man from Punjab rode his bicycle all the way from Ludhiana to Uttar Pradesh in a manic attempt to reach his fast-approaching wedding. Regrettably, our hysterical hero was detained by authorities upon reaching Balrampur District in Uttar Pradesh and was confined to a quarantine centre.



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“With this mask, I thee wed.” In a curious development of the New Normal, face masks are becoming an increasingly essential element of bridal wear. One Nepali couple in particular have made waves on the internet for their tongue-in-cheek ‘mask swap’ ceremony, mimicking traditional matrimony rituals with a sly sense of humour.



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Across India, couples have been going to incredible lengths to walk down the metaphorical aisle, in spite of the current pandemic. One young couple even managed to pull off a Facebook-based, online wedding ceremony, with thousands in e-attendance. While the novel nuptial was more or less a success, there were a few issues involving photo-bombing pets and loud, unmuted uncles and aunties.



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