A couple from war-torn Ukraine had a symbolic wedding amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, which has claimed many lives and reduced Ukrainian cities to ashes. The couple exchanged vows while dressed in military uniforms rather than a white dress and tuxedo.
A video on Twitter shows the newlyweds emerging from a church and spreading cheers and smiles.
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) June 19, 2022
The video was shared on the microblogging platform by Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister.
“Ukrainian weddings today. No white dresses and tuxedos but lots of love and happiness,” the official said in his tweet.
The bride appears in the video with a veil over her camouflage outfit and the groom can also be seen dressed in uniform. With music playing in the background and guests applauding the happy couple, the man lifts his bride and goes around.
The clip has been viewed 2.8 lakh times and more than 18,000 users have liked it since it was posted on Monday.
Users have flooded the comment section of the post with blessings and heartfelt comments.
“Never seen a beautiful bridal couple,” wrote one user, while another said, “May they live long and prosper.”
According to a report shared on June 12 by Oleksandra Matviichuk, the head of the Center for Civil Liberties of Ukraine, Ukrainian defenders Kateryna and Vadym were married in Poltava, Ukraine. This wedding was arranged in a few hours.
She had congratulated the newlyweds and wished them many more happy years together.