An Indian couple reportedly held a mid-air wedding with more than 160 guests on board a plane to avoid lockdown rules.

The couple – known only as Rakesh and Dakshina – got married on board a SpiceJet plane with friends and family on Sunday, after booking a chartered flight from the city of Madurai, India

More than 160 guests were on board the Boeing 737 to attend the ceremony and video footage showed them all packed onto the hired jet as India’s official death toll topped 300,000 on monday.

The state of Tamil Nadu, where the flight set off from, is currently under lockdown restrictions where weddings are limited to 50 guests.

Airport officials were also unaware of the proceedings taking place directly above the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple where the couple had intended to marry.

Wedding seen taking place on SpiceJet flight over India