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The Malaysian couple host 10,000 guests at a drive through wedding amid a pandemic

Groom Tengku Muhammed Hafiz and bride Oceane Alagia hosted a drive through wedding.

While many couples have postponed their weddings or avoided large celebrations in favor of small, intimate gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, one couple in Malaysia managed to bypass Covid’s restrictions to accommodate 10,000 guests at their wedding.

According to the BBC, groom Tengku Muhammed Hafiz – son of an influential politician – and bride Oceane Alagia hosted a drive through event for thousands of wedding guests. The drive through wedding took place in Putrajaya south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

On Sunday morning, the newlyweds were sitting outside a government building as wedding guests drove by in their cars. The guests had to keep their car windows open as they waved to the wedding reception. This unusual wedding ceremony enabled the couple to adhere to the rules of social distancing even as Malaysia faces a new wave of coronavirus infections.

Tengku Adnan, the groom’s father and former cabinet minister, shared photos from the wedding on Facebook. “I am informed that there are more than 10,000 cars here as of this morning,” he wrote. “I and my family are very honored. Thank you for understanding and following all of the procedures that went through while driving through without getting out of the car.”

According to ABC News, it took three hours for all participants to drive past. Before leaving, guests were also offered a unique wedding feast – they picked up prepackaged food from a nearby tent.

The wedding took place just the day before the groom’s father was found guilty of a corruption case and sentenced to one year in prison.

Malaysia has reported over 93,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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