WASHINGTON (TIP): 33-year-old Indian_American member of the US Congress Tulsi Gabbard, tied the knot with 26-year-old cinematographer Abraham Williams in a Vedic ceremony in her home state of Hawaii.
The marriage, which took place at the historic Kahaluu Fishpond , April 9, concluded with a traditional yoga ‘kirtan’ and was attended by a large number of US lawmakers besides Ms Gabbard’s friends and family.
The marriage ceremony that was conducted in a Vedic fashion ended with song and dance, local media reported.
In previous media interviews, Ms Gabbard said she will retain her last name.
Hawaii will always be the couple’s primary home, local media reported.
The Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii, Ms Gabbard, had announced her engagement in January.
“Both Abraham and I are generally kind of private people. He has nothing to do with politics. He’s a humble, great guy who doesn’t want to be in the limelight, so this is something new to the both of us,” she told the Honolulu Star Advertiser in an interview published in February.
This is Ms Gabbard’s second marriage and the first for Mr Williams.
The guest list included former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, Former Gov. Neil Abercrombie, U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.