Dia Mirza tied the knot with Vibhav Rekhi in an intimate wedding in Mumbai last week. The star, who’s been a strong voice when it comes to sustainability and environmental issues, incorporated some brilliant and progressive practices into her ceremony, from using only biodegradable materials for the decor to having a priestess perform the rituals.
Talk about keeping things simple yet impactful! Mirza has now written a note explaining her unconventional wedding and boy, are we in awe. “The garden where I have spent every morning for the past 19 years was an absolutely magical setting and the most intimate and perfect space for our simple and soulful ceremony!” she began, as quoted by Filmfare.
“We are so proud to have been able to organise a completely sustainable ceremony without plastics or any waste. The materials used for the minimal decor we went for were completely biodegradable and natural.”
Speaking of the priestess conducting the wedding, the Love, Breakup, Zindagi starlet added, “The highest point for us was the Vedic ceremony conducted by a woman priest! I had never seen a woman performing a wedding ceremony until I attended my childhood friend Ananya’s wedding a few years ago. Ananya’s wedding gift to us was to bring Sheela Atta, who is her aunt and also a priestess, to perform the ceremony.”
According to Mirza, she also “painstakingly went through several hours of training to imbibe the essence of the scriptures so that she could assist Sheela Atta and translate the shlokas!” She concluded by saying, “It was such a privilege and a joy to be married this way! We do hope with all our heart that many more couples make this choice.”
As per other reports, Mirza and Rekhi also agreed to scrap the Kanyaadan and Bidaai from their nuptials to bring about some change in the long-living tradition of giving away the bride to the husband and his family.
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