“A marriage underwater? Sounds impossible, right? But that’s exactly how I married Swetha, a few months later! A cousin had implanted the idea in me in order to create awareness about the oceans and how to prevent water bodies around us from pollution. And upon hearing it, I was all for the cause! You see, we’re divers and I’ve personally been practising scuba-diving too as a hobby, for over 12 years now. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to impose anything on my fiancee’ and wanted to first understand if she’d be comfortable with it as well!
To my surprise though, the unique twist had her hooked as soon as she completed her test swim that she immediately conceded! Next were our relatives and I knew convincing them would indeed be a task! And as expected we did receive a bunch of ‘whys’ and exclaims. But here again, I had my cousin to ensure that everyone in our families understood how much the initiative meant to us and get them all to come around eventually.
Following that was the planning stage where every move had to be etched out to the last detail. Cards were printed without dates since we wanted to gauge the water currents. Attires were made of velcros to ensure they stayed in place underwater and even the flowers to be sprinkled needed lead weights attached to them so that they can be cleaned afterwards. With all this precision in place, we saw the 1st of February as the perfect time to get married. The sea was calm and we knew we had to take the leap of faith, that very day! So in a few hours, we were on a boat travelling to the right spot alongside a bunch of trained professionals. Now while parents and relatives were waiting anxiously on shore, we went into the peaceful depths of the sea with our eco-friendly decorations. Both the cause and the moment felt incredibly special especially after I witnessed my fianceé smiling to her heart’s glory throughout.
I guess it’s the perfect start to a beautiful life- one that’s aligned with nature and calls for coexistence in harmony.