They said “I do” — along with 2,000 other couples.
The guest list was not capped at this giant wedding in India, where 2,143 couples exchanged their vows in under six hours — breaking two world records in the process.
The mass celebration with thousands of guests in attendance took place in Baran, India, on May 26.
Every couple received a blessing from state government officials on their big day, including the likes of Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, and Rajasthan Minister of Mines, Pramod Jain Bhaya.
The wedding was organized by a registered trust called Shri Mahaveer Goshala Kalyan Sansthan, which is committed to “serving the marginalized sections of society.”
The ceremonies included both Hindu and Muslim marriages, with government officials presenting a marriage certificate to each couple.
The weddings commenced with each bride and groom exchanging garlands, which were made of yellow, pink and red flowers bunched together on a string.
According to Guinness World Records, once each couple had garlanded each other, they were escorted to the next area, a “sacred structure called The Mandap,” where they would be officially married.
The couples then performed the most important rite of a Hindu wedding ceremony, a ritual known as “saptapadi,” where the new spouses circle a holy fire seven times.
The record-keeping entity noted each couple was also given an assortment of gifts, including jewelry for the bride, a mattress with bedding, kitchen utensils and household appliances such as a television, a refrigerator, a cooler and an induction cooker.
The goal of the event was to help underprivileged couples get married and start their lives together, officials said.