Newlyweds Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi said NO to ‘Kanyadaan’ and ‘Bidaai’ for THIS reason
Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi had broken stereotypes not only by having a priestess to solemnize their wedding. But they had also said no to the rituals of kanyadaan and bidaai. They exchanged vows on February 15 at Dia’s own Apartment building garden in Mumbai. Only the couple’s family and a few close friends were in attendance.
Today, Dia shared a picture from her wedding on her Instagram handle and while sharing details about the arrangements, she wrote, “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!” Dia, who always promotes sustainable living and makes eco-friendly choices further wrote, “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.”
Dia also revealed how she got Sheela Atta, the priestess to solemnize the wedding. “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 Vaibhav and me was to bring Sheela Atta who is her aunt and also a priestess, to perform the ceremony for us.” She feels privileged to be married this way and hopes that many more couples make this choice.
Towards the end of the post, Dia wrote, “Also, we said NO to ‘Kanyadaan’ and ‘Bidaai’ change begins with choice doesn’t it?”
Take a look at Dia’s post here.
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Dia was earlier married to businessman Sahil Sangha. They got divorced in August 2019.