To make the marriage memorable, a groom instead of riding a horse, as per the tradition, to the bride's place, hired a helicopter to reach the wedding venue in Gangapur city in Rajasthan.
According to groom Aseef khan, he was to marry Shabnam on Sunday. He always wanted to reach the wedding venue in a helicopter. "I expressed my dream to my family members, and they agreed," Khan said.
Thousands of villagers had gathered at the school ground to see the groom arriving in a helicopter. Khan's would-be in-laws accorded him a warm welcome at the school ground after his chopper landed.
Khan spent Rs 4.84 lakh on hiring the helicopter service, paid Rs 30,000 to the state Public Works Department (PWD) for building a helipad in the village.
The groom also had to pay Rs 2,000 to the village council for arranging fire brigade, and Rs 2,000 for hiring medical ambulance, if required.