It is said that marriages are made in heaven, and now a couple has made it to the top of Maharashtra's tallest peak, Mt Kalsubai, for their nuptials.
On Sunday, 28 Decemeber, in the presence of close family members, Vivek Patil and Swapnali Dhabugade tied knot at Goddess Kalsubai temple situated on the mountain peak.
Vivek, an engineer at Larsen & Toubro met Swapnali, an accountant at Social Axis during a trek in May 2014. In order to spend some quality time together, the duo made a separate group and went for almost 20 treks across the state.
The bride and bridegroom, who share the common interest for adventure, had a difficult time to convince their parents after they chose their wedding venue.
"It took us several months to convince our families, but they finally relented. In fact, my father refused to budge out of the house till the last minute on Saturday. Only when we reached Bari, the base village, did he step out and join the wedding ceremonies," Vivek told IANS.
Almost 150 relatives attended the unusual wedding party in full trekking gear.
"Even the priest was reluctant initially. Later, he relented and for weeks underwent a training session of exercises, jogging and climbing for our nuptials!" Swapnali said.
Haldi and sangeet ceremonies were also celebrated at the mountain peak.
"There was a wedding breakfast comprising simple 'poha' with piping hot tea, prepared by the Bari villagers. Later, the entire wedding party trekked down to the village where a simple wedding lunch was waiting for us," the happy couple added.