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This Kerala couple chose to say 'I Do' in sign language

February 11, 2018

This was a wedding where silence was truly golden.

When Bineesh Thomas and Hima got married, the couple took their wedding vows and followed the wedding rituals in the church completely in sign language.

The couple who are from Kottayam are speech and hearing impaired and both were particular that the ceremony take place in sign language so they could participate in the fullest.

From the wedding rituals and the vows to the holy mass, everything was done in sign language. This is not the first wedding done in sign language in their family. Bineesh's elder brother Anish is also hearing and speech impaired and he married his wife Jissa two years ago in the same way.

The church priest said he was only too happy to fulfil the wishes of the couple as they knew what was going on. He also felt that this was a step forward towards for people to be more accepting of differences.

Over the last three years this church has conducted at least four weddings in sign language.

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