A Chennai Couple Got Married In an Underwater Wedding Ceremony

V. Chinnadurai and S. Swetha are a couple from Chennai who recently got married in an unusual underwater wedding. In an interview, the groom said that it was a traditional marriage ceremony, with the exception that it was carried out underwater. The couple took the plunge early in the morning and dove some sixty feet underwater to take part in their unique wedding.

The Couple Got Married In the First Traditional Hindu Underwater Wedding

V. Chinnadurai and S. Swetha diving for their underwater wedding.The marriage of the young couple was dubbed the first traditional Hindu underwater wedding by local media. Reportedly, the bride and groom got up early to dive off the Neelankarai coast, all the while dressed in their traditional wedding attire. The bride wore a traditional red sari while the groom used a dhoti. This was done despite the fact that the enthusiastic groom and bride had practiced diving only in wet suits. According to the groom, Chinnadurai, who is also a licensed scuba diver, they had to make sure to exchange garlands and tie the thaali before 7.30 AM, as per the instructions of their priest.

The Bride Took Diving Lessons Just a Month Prior to the Wedding

V. Chinnadurai and S. Swetha getting married.While groom Chinnadurai may have been scuba diving for twelve years, bride Swetha had to take lessons. She only had one month to prepare before the wedding and said the underwater wedding was the suggestion of the groom’s family. She shared that they managed to convince her, and she quickly became confident in her skills after some swimming pool training sessions and a few scuba diving runs. Swetha added that she had a wonderful first-time experience when she went to the bottom of the sea and saw live fish swimming by her.

While describing the ceremony, the groom explained that it took them around 45 minutes to complete the entire underwater ritual. He added that their underwater wedding ceremony was also meant to serve as means to spread awareness about water pollution.

Vera Wang Partners with Pronovias to Launch an Inexpensive Designer Bridal Line

Vera Wang has been the fashion industry’s sweetheart for decades. Being the consummate rule-breaker, she has been continuously pushing the creative boundary through her designs. She has successfully changed the bridal fashion industry by altering the common notion of bridal wear. Her eponymous label is reeling the luxury wedding market with a pioneering approach of non-conformity and unique creativity. Now Wang is set to make her designer bridal collections more accessible with a brand new collaboration.

The Concept behind Vera Wang Bridal-wear

Serving traditionalism in a modern and irreverent alternative way, Chinese-American fashionista Vera Wang has changed the idea of what brides should wear on their big day. According to Wang, she has been a “renegade” of the wedding industry, by encouraging diversity and freedom of experiment to the modern brides. Her prior inexperience in bridal wear gave her a fresh new perspective on the market altogether. Her wedding dresses are now adored by the rich and famous A-listers. High-profile brides such as Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, and Victoria Beckham have donned Wang gowns on their wedding day.

The New Collaboration

Taking her business to the next step, Vera Wang is now focusing on making her luxury bridal label “more attainable” with a new collaboration with international bridal juggernaut Pronovias. The luxury price tag for Wang’s couture bridal gowns generally ranges from £4,000 for an entry-level dress to £36,000+ for a fully bespoke look. With the new partnership, the price range will be decreased between £1,200 and £3,000, but without compromising the quality design. The vast debut collection of the collaborative Vera Wang Bride label features 60 stunning looks, each infusing unique style with Wang’s signature craftsmanship of attention to fabric and silhouette. According to Wang, this partnership truly enables her to expand her creative idea in the “real world”, bringing design and quality to a more attainable level.