To make the marriage memorable, a groom instead of riding a horse, as per tradition hired a helicopter to reach the wedding venue in Gangapur city in Rajasthan.
The groom Aseef Khan said 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," Mr Khan said.
Thousands of villagers had gathered at a school ground to see the groom arrive in a helicopter. Mr Khan's would-be in-laws gave him a warm welcome as the chopper landed.
Mr Khan spent Rs 4.84 lakh on hiring the helicopter service and 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.