One wedding had decor comprising of banners, flex board and hydrogen balloons — only in the colours of the Argentinian flag.

Brazil weds Argentina Kerala couples embrace World Cup-themed weddings
news World Cup Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 19:27

With the FIFA World Cup in progress, football frenzy has taken over everything in Kerala, including the wedding industry. Couples in Kerala are, quite literally, kick-starting their married life with football themed ceremonies.  

Jobin and Irene from Thrissur recently celebrated their union with an all out Argentina-themed wedding. The couple, who got married in the St. Mary's Church and had their lunch party at the St. Aloysius Wedding Hall in Thrissur, had wedding decor which consisted of blue and white banners, flex boards and hydrogen balloons —  colours of the Argentinian flag.

“The groom, Jobin, is a huge fan of the Argentina football team. So we designed a fondant cake in the shape of a blue and white football with the sun emblem in the centre, closely resembling the Argentinian flag. Although the base of the cake was sponge, the icing was made with much detailing which included the stitches on the ball to make it look authentic,” says Jinu Paul, founder of Roman Event Planners who executed the wedding.

Jinu says that most of the material required for the wedding, such as Argentinian flag balloons, flexes, posters and banners were locally sourced.

“The material was easy to access as there is so much fan support for Brazil and Argentina here. So team merchandise will always be available during this season,” he adds.

Jobin’s friends also awarded him a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy to congratulate him.

“Blue and white balloons were lined up along the aisle and as the couple walked inside, friends handed them over to the couple. The balloons were then released as a bunch by the couple. The wedding feast was also served by around 30 staff and all of them wore Argentina jerseys,” adds Jobin.

For newlyweds Monisha and Roshan, who got married on May 27, having a fun pre-wedding photoshoot was a must.

The couple roped in Aneesh Thrithalloor, a wedding photographer from a Thrissur-based studio Different Point. Based on Aneesh’s idea, the couple did an exciting and fun-packed ‘Brazil – Argentina’ shoot in Thrissur.

“We wanted to do something that would be catchy and I follow the world cup every season. So Aneesh suggested we do a football themed photoshoot,” Roshan told TNM.

The quirky photoshoot has captured the couple having fun kicking the ball in the rain. The bride, Monisha, is clad in the Argentinian blue and white while the groom, Roshan, is sporting Brazil’s yellow jersey.

While Roshan is following the World Cup, the couple aren’t football fanatics. They hoped that the photoshoot would garner attention.

“We planned and executed the shoot and theme from scratch. Since the whole of Kerala is rooting for either Brazil or Argentina, we thought this would make for a great and viral idea for a photoshoot. The shoot as such was incredibly fun and we did it in a garden in Chavakkad, Thrissur,” says Aneesh.

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