Breaking boundaries of religion and culture, a Saudi Arabian man tied the knot with his Russian fiancé in a traditional Hindu ceremony!
The ceremony was organised by their common friend - Kishan Dholiya.
The couple, Hamid Al-Hamad and Juliana Smirnoff, attended Kishan's marriage.
Both of them got so impressed with the rituals and entire process of Hindu marriage that they decided to wed here as per those traditions.
Hamid is a software engineer while Juliana is into textile business.
Both of them have been living in China since last few years and came in contact with Kishan there who had gone to the country for higher studies.
Upon his invitation, both of them came here to attend Kishan's marriage and fell in love with the culture.
"Indian culture and traditions caught our attention. One cannot ignore such traditional values, which are many years old. Thus, me and Juliana took a quick decision to marry as per these traditions," said Hamid, who wore a traditional sherwani while Julinana was dressed in a saree.
"It was always my dream to wear traditional Indian attire. Though they are quite heavy, they are very beautiful. I am so happy to get married here," Juliana said.
After the couple took the spot decision to marry, Kishan and his family arranged for their clothes, jewellery, venue etc, and arranged the wedding ceremony at Varachha area in Surat which was attended by Kishan's relatives and friends.
Source: Deccan Herald