Beach Wedding at Swiss Garden, Lumut.

When Sivagami said there will not be a Thali tying ceremony at their wedding I was baffled. Even in our wedding, I tied a Thali on Kim! (Disclaimer: Kim is ethnic Chinese)

She shared her beliefs, and I understood, but wondered how they were going to get their parent's approval to have such a wedding.

It all became clear the minute their wedding ceremony began...

I had goosebumps when I heard their parents reciting poems for them instead of mantras. Poems about love, poems about the two of them. Despite the blaring heat by the beach, their heartfelt poems gave me chills.

It may not have been the most traditional Hindu wedding, but it was definitely one of the most emotional Hindu weddings I've covered and this is their story...