A Indian groom and his Slovenian bride decided to keep their marriage off the traditional style! Nikhil Pawar from Maharashtra and Eunika Pogran from Slovenia took their marital vows deep in the Arabian Sea, at Kovalam beach of Thiruvanathapuram.
Though there have been many underwater swimming pool wedding photos shoots, the couple claim their marriage to be the first one to be shot entirely in water.
28-year-old Pawar, diving instructor at Kerala's Bond Ocean Safari Kovalam, met 23-year-old Pogran a year ago when she was holidaying in Kovalam.
A week ago, Pawar swam down in to the sea and proposed Pogran underwater with a placard having the writings “Will you marry me?”with a ring.
The couple saw a grand under water wedding, with a dias made of coconut shells, palm leaves and flowers and exchanged rings and garlands made of sea shells. Eight friends swam under water, one taking the role of the priest and the others with placards of the vows to be taken.
Both Pogran, and Pawar though dressed in their wedding attires, had diving gear over it. The hour-long ceremony was held at a four-metre-deep spot, off the Grove Beach in Kovalam.
Prior to the wedding, Pogran and Pawar undertook two days of training in scuba diving and controlling their breath. Among other things, they were taught how to take off their mouth pieces and kiss without swallowing water.
The newlyweds have planned to move to Maharashtra for a more conventional wedding ceremony.