The tradition of mass weddings is not rare in Pakistan, but one such mass marriage ceremony has become the talk of the town for its uniqueness, where six sisters of a family have tied the knot with six brothers of another household in Punjab’s city of Multan.
According to one of the Pakistan Media House Samaa, both the ménages belong to the same extended family. All the bridegrooms and brides are cousins.
The six daughters of Mohammed Lateef tied the knot with their six cousins in a grand wedding event on Tuesday. One of the bridegrooms, Shafiq, claims it was a “love marriage.”
One of the six brides, Anum, expressed her emotions on her big day saying, “We [six sisters] are happy about getting married on the same day”.
All brides were dressed up in the traditional red and two of them wore the same outfits. The grooms made a Punjabi-style entry to the venue and performed bhangra before entering the hall. The family got emotional when the six sisters departed for their new homes.
Zahoor Baksh, the father of the grooms, was happy and proud on the occasion. “We have always held grand multiple wedding events and accepted whatever came from the family elders,” he said.