With the wedding season fast approaching and brides everywhere busy planning their special day, we thought we’d take a look at the more extreme side of tying the proverbial knot. To some people, a traditional church wedding just won’t cut it anymore, and being the alternative thrill seekers we are; we thought we’d explore the unique aisles to walk up, run up or even skydive up! These couples sure know how to push the boat out and cross the threshold is style…
How about standing on top of a 160ft crane while taking your vows? Standing alongside a terrified vicar and your closest friends and family, instead of making you way up the aisle after the ceremony, you may leap from the platform attached to a bungee cord! Really puts a new meaning to the phrase ‘jumping into a new life…’!
If you would like to experience the thrill of bungee jumping with your loved one without doing it on your wedding day, then check out our Tandem Bungee Experiences.
Hot Air Balloon Wedding
Although Hot Air Ballooning isn’t usually considered that extreme, getting married in a wicker basket suspended hundreds of feet in the air by nothing more than nylon and hot air is high in the sky compared to most! As a basket can hold anywhere from 4 to 20 people, selecting which guests are brave enough to witness your big day will be the challenge. If you like the idea of getting married in a Hot Air Balloon or would just like to share a ride with your bride to be, take a look at our Ballooning Experiences
Despite the obvious difficulty with communication with all the breathing apparatus, getting married underwater is surprisingly popular! A quick search of Youtube brings up hundreds of Scuba wedding videos from exotic locations around the world. Some couples have even gone one step further and got married in an aquarium tank with sharks swimming among them, with guests sitting comfortably on the other side of the glass. If you are thinking about an underwater marriage, it is probably a good idea to get some practice in first with one of our Scuba Diving Lessons
It all started in 1940, New York with the first Parachute Wedding – and since then, many couples have tied the knot hurtling towards earth at 120mph. Some couples have the ceremony on ground, others in the plane – all before jumping! But, the ultimate way to get married in the air has to be during free-fall… just don’t drop the ring! This is arguably the most extreme way to take your vows, as you may be as excited again – even throughout the whole wedding! If you would like to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush, you can either take the first steps to getting your license with an AFF level 1 course, or simply get started with the intro thrill with a Tandem Skydive.
So there we have it, a selection of some of our favourite ways couples have got hitched – and a few of our experiences that could get you on your way to getting married in extreme fashion!