A couple in Malaysia has devised a way to negotiate past the COVID-19 pandemic as they staged a 10,000 people wedding ceremony that complied with health and safety recommendations.

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The pair identified as Tengku Muhammed Hafiz and Oceane Alagia held a drive-thru wedding on Sunday.

In the drive-through event, which became popular among showbusiness personalities after the pandemic forced the cancellation of social functions in early 2020, attendees get to socialise at a distance without leaving their vehicles.

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Tengku Mansor, the groom’s father, who is a Malaysian ex-minister, shared photos from the event on Facebook.

The photos showed that the duo held the wedding just outside a government building in Putrajaya, south of Kuala Lumpur.

While the couple sat in the open, the guests drove past them in their cars waving through their rolled-up windows.

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Attendees were served takeaway food from a tent, with the groom’s father describing the event as a “smooth” one.

“Alhamdulillah, the wedding ceremony of my son Tengku Muhammed Hafiz and Oceane Alagia went smoothly this morning. Thank you to the people of Putrajaya who celebrated this event in the new norm,” he wrote in Malay language.

“The ceremony was held by Drive Thru on the boulevard Dataran Putrajaya Precinct 3. This is in line with the implementation of PKP and we comply with the SOP set now.

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“In the calculation, I was informed that there is an estimated 10,000 Drive-Thru vehicles here since this morning. Alhamdulillah, my family and I are very grateful.

“Thank you all for understanding and adhering to all procedures made with the presence of a pass-through only without having to get off the vehicle. My family and I are very grateful and appreciate your support. Thank you.”

The wedding comes as Malaysia continues to battle a new wave of COVID-19 cases. Statistics have showed that the country has had over 95,000 coronavirus cases while more than 430 deaths have been linked to the pandemic.

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