SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan man has welcomed his new wife to Canada with a single red rose, some fancy dance steps and a big warm hug.

Vaibhav Thakar surprised his bride Himadri as she walk off a plane at Saskatoon airport after a 34-hour trip from Bahrain.

“My wife was coming for the first time, so it has to be magical,” said Thakar, who lives in North Battleford.

As she walked through the gate Vaibhav danced some Bollywood-style steps with some friends before taking her into his arms and kissing her gently on the forehead.

The couple, who met three years ago in India and married last month, had been apart for most of their relationship.

Himadri said she was thrilled despite suffering lots of jet lag.

“I came outside and was like, ‘Wow!’ They were like dancing to the beautiful songs, the Bollywood songs. It was mesmerizing. Of course he dances great,” she said. 

The couple said they hope many more dances are in store for their future.

A video of his greeting is posted on Facebook. (CTV Saskatoon)


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