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VIDEO: Saudi couple break tradition, used roller skates at wedding

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Instead of wearing traditional use to their wedding, a Saudi couple decided to break the routine and attend their ceromony with skating shoes.

The groom Hussein bin Mahfouz, a professional skater, published a number of pictures of his wedding showing him taking off his shoes and his wife's shoes to wear roller skates instead and skate around the Wedding Hall.

Mahfouz told Al Arabiya that when he suggested the idea of skating at the wedding to his wife, she did not mind in order to achieve her husband’s dream and saw it as a way to support him and encourage him to achieve more tournaments. This, he said, motivated him to do more in sport, as he participates in international tournaments and represents Saudi Arabia in many competitions.

As for his wife, the Mahfouz said that his she has enough skill to be able to roller skate into the wedding and that she only slowed down because of the wedding dress.

Hussein said that everyone at the wedding liked and welcomed the idea with clapping and encouraging, specially as it was unconventional and gave a sense of enthusiasm.

Mahfouz along with his twin brother Hassan participated in the talent program, “Arabs Got Talent”, which made them famous on social media.

Hussein is ranked third place in Asia and tenth internationally. The brothers also presents sports shows in youth events.