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#NSTviral: 'Hybrid' wedding reception sparks social media stir

KUALA LUMPUR: A unique "hybrid" wedding reception that featured the bride through a video call, with only the groom physically present, has caused a stir among netizens.

The video shared by the bride, Fatihah Zahra on her account @tyazara_ has amassed 1.8 million views and received 112,700 likes within four days of being posted on TikTok.

The video showcased a sequence of wedding pictures, capturing the groom seated alone on the wedding dais communicating with his bride via video call.

In a heartfelt caption she expressed, "I'm truly sorry, my dear husband, that you had to sit alone during our wedding ceremony."

In her video, Fatihah said she had taken ill and could only attend her wedding day through a video call, connecting with her husband who sat solo on the dais.

"I was admitted to the hospital five days before the ceremony, and the doctor didn't allow me to be discharged because I needed to use oxygen due to the flammation of my lungs.

"Luckily, I was perfectly healthy during the 'akad nikah' (solemnisation) otherwise, I would have been even more depressed," she said.

Sadly, Fatihah said that she couldn't wear her bridal dress that day as she was hospitalised in Kuala Lumpur while the reception was ongoing in Kedah.

Many people who saw the video were shocked and amazed with how strong the couple were to proceed with the wedding despite one not being physically present during the reception.

A user questioned why Fatihah proceeded with the reception despite her absence. Sympathising with Fatihah's situation, user @kuromeoww replied with: "Perhaps because there were many things prepared for that day, and it's difficult to change the date, you have to deal with many parties involved," wrote @kuromeoww in the comments section.

In a similar sentiment, @syaa_ expressed: "Blessed to have a man like your husband, despite sitting alone at the reception, the resilience shines through. Wishing you both happiness until Jannah (Paradise)."

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