Keralite couple trek to Mt Everest base camp to tie the knot
May 29 2017
It is said, marriage is an adventure. So why not make the wedding itself an adventure trip of life? Meet the Kerala couple Ratheesh Kukal and Aswathy Raveendran who set out on a unique trip to the tallest peak in the world Mt Everest to tie the knot.
At a time our society is slowly opening its conservative mind towards destination weddings, this couple decided to take a step further and went for an adventure wedding.
Ratheesh and Aswathy's love story itself is connected to an adventure trip that happened way back in October 2014.
Ratheesh is currently based in Dubai and Aswathy is an Assistant Professor at St Teresa's College, Ernakulam. The couple met through their common friend Meera during an Onam celebration at Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul, where Aswathy was pursuing her PhD in English Literature. The next day the couple along with their friends went for trekking at Sirumalai and during this trip, they realised that they have similar views about life.
Their next trip was to Kutladampatti Falls and at there on a tree top Ratheesh proposed to Aswathy and she said yes. According to him, he was sure about the Everest wedding plan from that moment itself.
After some initial hiccups, they met from both the families the couple along with three others (their common friend Meera and two of the bride's cousins) commenced the trip of their life on May 5. The trip was made possible with the help of Adventure Nation who organises various kinds of adventure trips.
After confronting and resolving various challenges they reached the base camp on May 15.
The freezing climate, which at that day was at -12-degree celsius, didn't fail this amazing couple's resolve and all decked up in traditional Kerala attire, they tied the knot at 3:40 in the evening!
The couple who are now back from the trip conducted a traditional wedding reception for all those who missed out on the adventure.