The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on the concept of big fat weddings. But one Malaysian couple managed to dodge the restrictions which would have limited the guest list to 20 and welcomed 10,000 people to join along the celebrations.
On Sunday morning, the newly-weds Tengku Muhammed Hafiz and bride Oceane Alagia were seated outside a grand government building in Putrajaya, south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, while guests slowly drove past in their cars.
In the massive drive-thru event windows had to remain rolled up and guests only got a socially distant wave from the wedding party.
Mr Hafiz is the son of influential politician and former cabinet minister Tengku Adnan, who also happened to be celebrating his birthday on Sunday.
“I am informed that there are more than 10,000 cars here since this morning,” the proud father wrote on Facebook.
“Me and my family are very honoured. Thank you all for understanding and adhering to all procedures made by drive-thru attendance without getting out of the car.”
It took about three hours until all 10,000 attendees had passed by.
However, they did get more than just a wave from the happy couple as thanks for joining the slow moving traffic queue.
Sticking with the social distancing rules, the guests were treated to a dinner – although they had to pick up their pre-packed food through their car window and drive on.
The celebration came a day before the groom’s politician father was found guilty in a USD $500,000 corruption case and sentenced to a fine and 12 months in prison.