These people crossed all the limits for their wedding location – CRAZY!
It is fairly normal to get carried away with wedding plans in order to make one’s special day extra special. After all, both bride and groom and their entire families will remember the big day forever. But it’s usually decisions like which linen tablecloths to use, which flowers are going to suit the venue best, or even what you’re going to ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to wear that people go all out on. The major decisions like which venue you’re going to choose are usually taken sensibly, for example, click here to see a traditional option that is bound to make your day memorable for all the right reasons. But in a strange turn of events, it seems that some more particularly outgoing couples seem to be going just a tiny bit over the top and choosing very strange wedding venues.
1 Underwater Shark Tank
Not for the faint hearted but rather the hard core diving enthusiasts, such as April Pignataro and Micheal Curry from New York City who descended into a humongous shark tank in order to say their vows. The bride opted for an elegant, entirely white wet suit while the groom stayed with his traditional black and blue outfit. Safely nested inside a metal cage and surrounded by potentially dangerous animals such as sharks and eels, they pronounced their vows. Neither their officiant, nor their families entered the dangerous waters but rather stayed above ground and followed the event over a radio transmitter.
2 Burning Man Festival
This radical music festival and cultural event that takes places annually in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert attracts a young, free, innovative, artistic crowd. Burning Man is all about radical self expression, so no wonder that more and more couples are choosing the venue to tie the knot. Surrounded by the desert, innovative art installations, and blasting futuristic music, this is an excellent spot for radical free spirits to say ‘I do’. So much so that wedding ceremonies can actually be scheduled and couples’ friends are able to apply for a licence to wed them!
3 Bungee Jump Platform
The bride and groom, their officiant and about 20 of their guests were lifted into a height of 160 feets on top of a bungee jump platform, in order to exchange rings and to symbolically, as well as literally, take a plunge into their married life together. Their musicians used a second platform. A three-course wedding breakfast followed and the reception continued in the heights, of course. Apparently other couples have been inspired and are trying to follow suit by planning similar bungee jump weddings. How would you feel about having to use a seat belt while eating your piece of wedding cake?
Sky high vows were also the plan of British couple Darren McWalters and Katie Hodson, who pronounced their everlasting love for each other on top several bi-planes. The act of walking on a bi-plane is called wing walking, however, during the wedding, for the sake of everyone’s safety, bride and groom as well as their minister – each one on top of a separate plane – were safely tied into their chairs. The ceremony was transmitted live to friends and family who followed the event, most likely not without any goosebumps, from the ground.
5 While Cycling
Why not? Couples who share common interests and spend time together doing activities they both enjoy have a much better chance at lasting relationship success. The lovely young Russian cycling enthusiast couple and their similarly bike crazy friends pedaled through town to arrive at the city hall where they tied the knot. The bride was wearing a knee-length gown, and tied her veil around her arm in a comfortable and practical manner while cycling. After the ceremony, they simply jumped back onto their bicycles and pedaled some more. Healthy, sustainable, heart-warming wedding on a budget!