Amit Shah and Aditya Madiraju
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Gay Couple Marries in Spectacular Traditional Hindu Ceremony

Charmi Patel Peña

These grooms said “I Do” to each other in matching Anita Dongre kurtas.

Last week, newlyweds Amit Shah and Aditya Madiraju married in a dramatic, traditional Hindu ceremony in New Jersey, and the photos from the event are making worldwide headlines.

The handsome, fashionable husbands donned matching Anita Dongre kurtas designed by Anita Dongre as they said “I do,” at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in New Jersey.

 

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In an interview with Vogue India, Shah said, “We wanted a proper Indian wedding. At a time when Aditya’s parents, who are based in India, were visiting us in America for the first time felt like the ideal date. It was all completely organic; we didn’t force anything. We are truly lucky to have parents who are so supportive.”

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The elaborate ceremony was accompanied by a Sangeet-style cocktail party attended by the couple’s friends and family members. The grooms shared photos from the event on social media and became instant sensations.

Later, they took to Instagram to express gratitude for the attention, writing:

“We didn’t realize the impact a simple wedding at a temple would have on people around the world looking for hope. There is no secret to acceptance, tolerance, or happiness. You have to find the right partner to take the step with. Let the truth of your love speak for itself. Love, Amit & Adi.”

Scroll through some of our favorite photos of the couple below!

 

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Happy Pride ♥️

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Gay Couple Marries in Spectacular Traditional Hindu Ceremony

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