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#LetLoveBe: Gay Couple's Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Is Breaking Stereotypes & The Internet

#LetLoveBe: Gay Couple's Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Is Breaking Stereotypes & The Internet

Don't we all love it when we see happy, cheerful wedding images on our timelines? Because there's one thing that still rings true: Love exists! Time and again, the internet also falls in love with those special, hilarious and unique wedding moments. One couple who is winning the internet today is Nived Antony Chullickal and Abdul Rehim from Kerala. The same-sex couple is all set to tie the knot later this month. But before they take the vows, they did a pre-wedding photoshoot. What's so special about it? The couple did the photoshoot to normalise same-sex relationships.

“We didn’t expect it to go viral at all. It wasn’t done to get publicity but to spread the message to people in my community that this is possible, this is normal,” Nived said in an interview with a leading daily.

“We did the photoshoot because we wanted to do everything that normal couples do for their weddings. So, we have planned for haldi, sangeet, mehendi and everything,” he added.

Well, their pictures are truly mesmerising. Take a look at their heartwarming photos that will give you all the feels.

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What makes a pre-wedding shoot cuter? Pets, of course! Here are some with their pets:

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Bursting with love! Right?

Nived further said that they did the shoot to show "gay couple shoots can be as beautiful and romantic as any other couple shoot and there’s nothing cringy or vulgar about it.”

Talking about how coming out of the closet can be difficult for some, Nived said that it's a sad reality in some parts of our country that same-sex couples can't express their feeling openly. “I know how scary it can be. Coming out is not easy. Openly expressing your love is sadly still not easy in our country and it might come to haunt you for some time. But once that light shines on you, it just gets better. I just hope our photoshoot makes others realise it’s better to just do it and not wait or miss out on anything in love, because it’s beautiful," he added.

In each and every photo of Nived and Abdul's shoot, there’s no missing that exact feeling etched across every engaged couple’s face.

Nived and Abdul have been in a relationship for five years now. And when the Supreme Court struck down the provisions of Section 377 when in 2018, decriminalising consensual same-sex relations, Abdul popped the question. 

Sadly, their family is still not comfortable with the idea of them getting married. “Our wedding will be a normal one, except that our parents and family will not be part of it. They are not accepting and want no part of it, however, are peaceful and not the threatening kind,” he said.

But, the couple sure has support from their friends and colleagues who will be a part of their big day. We love your love, Nived and Abdul and think you guys are truly lucky to have found each other!

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