When you meet that special someone, fall in love, propose, plan a wedding, that day which is meant to be the best day of your life, is dreamed up to perfection. Everything down to the dress, the flowers, the location is organised…but how much is actually in your control?
Perfect Weddings in The Maldives?
Maybe you might feel like taking a trip to the Maldives? Well, if you haven’t heard of the poor couple whom, like many couples in love had flown to the exotic location to tie the knot, only to unknowingly recite their vows in the local language, you’ve been on another planet.
The Maldives enjoys a booming tourist industry especially for husbands and wives to be. You can tailor your special day and even choose the language in which you take your vows. BIG mistake!
This particular couple who has had their ceremony blasted all over Youtube were devastated to discover that rather than traditional “for better or for worse” being read and repeated, they actually were saying something a little like this…
Your marriage is not a valid one,
You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage.
One of you is an infidel.
The other, too, is an infidel – and we have reason to believe -
an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion.
You fornicate and make a lot of children. You drink and you eat pork.
Most of the children that you have are marked with spots and blemishes.
These children that you have are bastards.
I, Joe, take you, Jane, to be my lawful wedded wife.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.
To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.
The filthy priest has since been arrested and when commenting on the ceremony, the manager of the hotel simply stated, “The man had used filthy language. Otherwise the ceremony was OK.”