Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rakhi and the female priest at their wedding (Source: Instagram | @diamirzaofficial)
Actress and environmentalist Slide Mirza married businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in an intimate ceremony on Monday. It seemed like a wonderful celebration of love that took place in a cozy, dreamy setting at Dia’s home in Mumbai and was graced by the couple’s close friends and family.
Dia shared photos of the wedding ceremony yesterday and they were nothing short of stunning. But one thing that stood out in the pictures was that Dia had a female priest conduct her wedding. While it is always male priests who lead the ceremonies here at Indian weddings, it is certainly a refreshing change to watch, don’t you think?
In the photo Dia shared, she and Vaibhav are sitting by the sacred fire while an elderly woman dressed in an orange sari pours ghee into the fire while reciting the mantras. Along with the photo, Dia wrote: “Love is a circle we call home. And what a wonder it is to hear the knock, open the door and be found by it. To share this moment of completion and joy with you … my extended family. May all puzzles find their missing pieces, may all hearts heal, and may the miracle of love unfold all around us. #ThankYouPreeta #SunsetKeDiVaNe ”
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Dia has always been someone who used her platform and her voice to express her views on things that matter and this is one way she starts a conversation.
A fan in the comment section wrote: “Priestess … living feminism in its true sense.” Another wrote: “And if I’m not mistaken, it is the female expert who recites the mantras.” Since it’s not something we generally get to see, there were comments from people saying they had a ‘wife panditji’ For the first time.
Dia and Vaibhav have been dating for a while but never announced it publicly. Previously, Dia was married to producer Sahil Sangha before they split up in 2019.
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