Stuck in lockdown, Indian family watches son’s wedding over video call

The groom's family had planned the trip in advance, however, unable to leave, they had to find another way to take part.


While the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has crippled businesses across sectors, it has killed the social buzz too. Weddings across the globe have been put on hold. 

Now it has been reported that due to the lockdown and the fear of pandemic  an Indian family attended a wedding ceremony in the US through video conferencing.

It’s being reported that on the day of the ceremony, the groom's parents got themselves prepared early in the morning, dressing in their best wedding clothes. Several members of groom Nitin Mehta's family were due to fly over from New Delhi to see him marry fiance Miranda Jenkins in Phoenix.

“When groom Nitin Mehta and bride Miranda Jenkins exchanged vows in Phoenix, Arizona, his family in New Delhi viewed it through live-streaming at 4 am from India. Dressed in ceremonial outfits, they viewed the ceremony of their home’s television screen”, stated the report.

“Selfies with the bride and groom on a screen:) and my best man’s speech on a Whatsapp audio link,” wrote the groom’s brother Nilin Mehta in a Facebook post.

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