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Some of the most unorthodox weddings that ever took place (38 Photos)
A photographer takes pictures of Fang Jing next to her husband, Zhao, as they hang from a cliff during a rock climbing exercise in Liuzhou, China on Oct. 26, 2013.
Here, “Star War”s fanatics Duncan Thompson and Sammi Gardiner donned their respective Han Solo and Princess Leia costumes to tie the knot on the Isle of Wight, England, on May 4th (“May the Fourth Be With You”).
Bonnie Cam and Jon Nguyen show the receipt for their 99-cent wedding ceremony at the 99-cent store in Los Angeles on Sept. 9, 2009. The budget supermarket chain helped nine happy California couples beat the recession blues by offering cut-price wedding ceremonies for less than a buck.
Groom Tanapatpurin Samangnitit, 40, and his bride Sunantaluk Kongkoon, 26, lie in a coffin during a wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok on Valentine’s Day, 2014. Seven Thai couples laid in the pink coffin during the wedding ceremony organized by the Buddhist temple, with the belief that laying momentarily in the coffin will get rid of bad luck.
Cosplayers attend a “Doctor Who” themed mass wedding at Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London, where 50 couples got married (or renewed their vows) to celebrate 50 years of “Doctor Who” on Nov. 24, 2013.
Jiang Dezhang, 27, kisses his bride Tie Guangju, 26, while rappelling from a building during their wedding ceremony in Kunming, China on Aug. 28, 2007. Both Jiang and Tie are clean the exteriors of tall buildings for a living.
A newly-wed Chinese couple walks on a street with the bride wearing a 98-feet-long wedding gown in the eastern Chinese city of Jinan, Shandong province, May 1, 2005.
Bride Erin Finnegan and groom Noah Fulmor, both of New York, are helped by Zero Gravity Corporation co-founder Richard Garriott (right) and Bryan Rapoza as they seal their wedding with a kiss during the first weightless wedding aboard a specially-equipped Boeing 727, while flying over the Gulf of Mexico after taking off from Titusville, Florida, June 20, 2009. To recreate the weightless experience without going into space, the plane executed parabolic flight maneuvers, climbing sharply and descending several times during the one-hour flight.
Fast-food fanatics Marisela Matienzo and Carlos Munoz pose for a picture after getting married at a McDonald’s in San Pedro Garza, Mexico, Nov. 26, 2010. The local franchise for McDonald’s Corp. said the wedding was the first to be held in one of its Latin American outposts.
Sorawich Changtor (left), 28, and his bride Rungnapa Panla, 30, run to escape a man dressed as a pirate as other couples-to-be look on during a wedding ceremony ahead of Valentine’s Day in Prachin Buri province, Thailand, Feb. 13, 2013. Three Thai couples took part in the wedding ceremony arranged by a Thai resort that aimed to strengthen the relationships of the couples by doing fun activities.
Zhang Yong and Su Li held their underwater wedding ceremony at an aquarium in Hefei, China, Nov. 8, 2008.
Yelena Babkini and her husband Boris kiss as they ride through Gorky Park on bicycles after having been married earlier in the day in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 15, 2013.
Belgium’s Sandra Eens and Jeroen Kippers get married on a platform hanging some 130-feet above the ground at a former military base in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, Oct. 16, 2008. The marriage in the sky is a new concept developed by a Belgian events company and is operating in 25 countries.
Goths Tony and Angela Lightowler pose for wedding pictures after renewing their vows at St. Mary The Virgin Church during Whitby Gothic Weekend in Whitby, England, Oct. 27, 2007. Tony and Angela of Stockton-On-Tees were married two and a half years ago but decided to take their vows again — this time, with everyone dressed in Gothic clothing.
The wedding of professional clowns Jay and Crazy and Southampton Registry Office, Britain, May 18, 2003. No word if they left in a tiny car with lots of other clowns.
A humanoid robot named “I-Fairy” acts as a witness at the wedding ceremony between Tomohiro Shibata (left) and Satoko Inoue in Tokyo, Japan, May 16, 2010.
An Elvis impersonator sings to Beth Cates and Erik Berntsen (middle) as they get married in the back of a pink Cadillac at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on July 7, 2007 (07/07/07). Beth decided to wear a pink bikini as a wedding gown because of the 110-degree heat.
Bride Xie Qiyun poses for wedding photos wearing a nearly 660-feet-long wedding dress with groom Wu Zun at a sunflower garden in Guangzhou, China, Oct. 9, 2007. The wedding dress reportedly weighs more than 220-pounds.
Yevgeni Okayevich and his bride Galina Grann ride their motorbikes during their wedding in central Kiev, Ukraine, July 5, 2008.
Kanjana Ketkaew, the gal with scorpions on her gown, poses with Bunthawee Sengwong, the dude with a centipede in his mouth, during their wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day in the Thai resort town of Pattaya, about 80 miles southeast of Bangkok. Interesting side note: Kanjana holds a world record for staying in a plastic cage with 3,400 scorpions for 32 days. Her husband holds a world record for staying in a cage with 1,000 centipedes for 28 days. This is what they call a match made in heaven.
Newlyweds Sine Andersen and Rune Jamrath, who is dressed as a pixie, kiss during their wedding at the World Santa Claus Congress, held at the amusement park Bakken north of Copenhagen, Denmark, July 20, 2009. More than 150 Santas from all over the world convened for the 52nd congress. The father of the bride (background second left) is the Bakken amusement park Pierrot.
Brides wearing traditional costumes ride pedicabs with their grooms during a mass wedding in Makassar, Indonesia, June 9, 2007. Four hundred couples were married by the city government as part of the city’s 400th anniversary.
Newlyweds Akemi (left) and Hiroshi Matsuoka walk through the snow after their wedding ceremony inside a chapel made of ice at the igloo village on Lake Shikaribetsu in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Valentines’ Day 2007. In Japan, unmarried women over the age of 25 used to be called “Christmas cake” — past their best. But today, Japanese women are increasingly waiting longer to marry.
Tracey Williams, 33, and fiancé Viv, 53, dressed as ogres Fiona and Shrek on their wedding day on May 9, 2010, because they saw the movie Shrek on their very first date. On hand to watch them tie the knot in Bridgend, South Wales, was a host of other fictional characters too.
Friends and family join Fred Sharman, 69, and Chrissie Holmes, 51, for their Native American-themed wedding in Hampshire, Britain, Oct. 11, 2011. The couple even spent their wedding night in a tepee. The couple met seven years ago as members of a Western re-enactment group that puts on shows for schools and community groups. Fred said: “It’s been a long-term hobby and interest for both of us, so it just felt right to wear this on our wedding day”.
Yellow welly-wearing bride Melissa Coleman and her fisherman groom Harry Cromwell after their sea-themed wedding at St Julian’s Church in Norwich, England, July, 22, 2011.
Pigs Huang Pu-pu (right) and Shui Fu-ko kiss during their wedding ceremony in Taiwan’s Yilan County, Feb. 5, 2007. The owners of the two pigs married the animals on the occasion of the upcoming Chinese New Year, also known as the “Year of the Pig”.
A couple prepares to enter an ice chapel for their wedding at Alpha Resort Tomamu’s ice village in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Feb. 6, 2008.
Tenille Kuhlman, 30, and Thomas Kuhlman, 39, both avid fans of the fictional Mandalorian race from the “Star Wars” movies, walk among friends after getting married outside of Comic Con in San Diego, California, July 25, 2008. The wedding ceremony, based on the language, costume and lore of a fictional Mandalorian race, was attended by far flung members of their close-knit “Star Wars” fan club.
Three couples had an unusual air and sea wedding in Qingdao, northern China’s Shandong Province on June 13, 2011. The couples first took to the sea in several speed boats before hooking themselves into three twin paragliders. Once in the air they exchanged rings and vows. Bride Song Xiaolu said, “We all live in the same community and we were good friends since kindergarten”. Despite this, the couples said, they never expected to marry each other and didn’t develop feelings for one other until they all attended the same university.
A couple made sure they got noticed on their wedding day by traveling to the venue in a procession of earth excavators through the streets of Pingdingshan, central China’s Henan Province. Groom Zhang Zongqiang and his bride-to-be traveled in style at the head of the convoy, standing in the bucket of the first excavator. All of the six vehicles were decorated with colorful ribbons and balloons, like parade floats, and attracted a lot of attention from passers-by. Zongqiang works in a local heavy machinery company doing sales and servicing and fixing the machines. He thought it would be a great idea to use the excavators as wedding cars.
Darren McWalters and Katie Hodgson had their wedding vows blessed on the wings of two planes at Rencomb Airfield in Cirencester, England on Aug. 5, 2008. The service was conducted by wing-walking vicar George Brigham.
Groom Wu Chunpeng and bride Tang Mei after their underwater ceremony in Nanjing, China, Aug. 1, 2010. The young couple chose to hold their wedding ceremony in a swimming pool as a romantic way to tie the knot. The couple spent their first date in a pool.
Hong Kong, CHINA: Wedding couple Jamie Ng (right) and Horlick Ng have their picture taken at Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway during a legal ”Hello Kitty Dream Wedding” in Hong Kong, Feb. 14, 2007.
Rick Harker, 64, and Marlene Hoar, 55, repel down the side of a skyscraper as part of their wedding ceremony on Sept. 15, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The couple was married by a pastor as they repelled down the side of the building as part of a B.C. Lions Society charity event with proceeds going towards helping children with disabilities.
More than 200 couples got married inside a public pool during a mass wedding on Valentine’s Day 2013 in Lima, Peru.
Christine Tallulah and Øystein “Ace” Kvanneid said yes to each other at a wedding ceremony carried out on stage at Roskilde Festival 2013 in Roskilde, Denmark. Everyone at the festival was invited to participate at the wedding party.
Rev. Darrell Best performs a wedding from the Best Wedding Mobile Chapel in Shelbyville, Illinois, May 2010.