The Weirdest Places You Can Get Married
You may have a vision of marriage and weddings that isn’t too far away from everyone else’s – a church or registry office service, pews and rows of family, one or two sobbing uncontrollably – an organ playing that same old tune like it’s going out of fashion! If tradition is your thing then that’s absolutely fine with us – but why not mix it up a little? We’ve had a look for some of the world’s strangest knot-tying ceremonies, and think they might just persuade you to take a little walk on the wild side…
IT’S THE CLIMB
If you’re a particularly outdoorsy couple, or simply come from a stock of adventurers and mountain climbers alike, why not arrange to have your summary on top of one of the world’s highest and most famous peaks? From Ayers Rock in Australia to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, US, couples have been scaling the dizzying heights of the planet’s natural beauty for years – and it’s a trend that’s showing no sign of stopping!
If you’re expecting plenty of guests at your big day but wouldn’t mind a few more joining at the last minute – and who aren’t likely to help themselves to any more of the cake – then why not arrange your nuptials around animals? As bizarre as that may sound, there are a number of reserves, zoos and estates worldwide that cater for weddings and other such occasions, such as South Africa’s exotic Crocodile Farm, the world-famous Singapore Zoo out east (where you can even arrive by elephant) and New York’s Atlantis Marine World, where couples have been known to have tied the knot in full view of man-eating sharks and all manner of ocean beasties!
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
If you’re a couple with very specific tastes, shared hobbies or interests, than you may well wish to consider holding your nuptials somewhere both related to your personalities while going a little bit off the wall at the same time! Big readers? Hold your wedding in a library! Thrill seekers? Say your vows on a roller coaster! Alternatively, for the more sedate among you, you may even want to hold your wedding at home – it’s certainly the cheapest option going, and dependent on where in the world you’re holding things, all you need is a minister (and a big enough house might help too)!
Bear in mind that all the ideas we’ve shared here had to start somewhere – often as the brainchild of a particularly brave or imaginative couple! There have been marriages at the bases of volcanoes, in Antarctica, in people’s back yards – everywhere. Wherever you choose to hold your wedding, why not make it that bit more personal? Be creative, be imaginative and make it unique to you and your partner. While tradition is great for those who love the idea of an ideal wedding and the romanticism that comes with it, there’s absolutely no reason – albeit law depending upon local laws where you intend to marry – why you can’t go a little bit left field for the happiest day of your life.