Not everyone is looking to say “I do” in a traditional setting. The days of getting married in a church or on a beach are definitely here to stay, but some couples prefer to take a walk on the wild side when it comes to exchanging their vows. From underwater nuptials to tying the knot at the top of the highest mountain in the world, here are a few of the most extreme destinations that will get your adrenaline pumping on your wedding day.
1. Bungee Jumping
Bungee jumping is an extreme sport that’s not for the faint at heart. For those couples who really want to get their blood pumping, taking a leap off a bridge is the way to go. Just check out this video of a couple who went bungee jumping on their special day.
2. On the Slopes
This skiing couple took to the icy slopes for their special day. With the bride decked out in her wedding gown and the groom looking dapper in his tux, this wedding in the midst of a winter wonderland is definitely the perfect location for extreme sports loving couples.
3. Next to An Active Volcano
Tying the knot next to an active volcano may seem like a dangerous and unusual way to get hitched, but imagine how beautiful the scenery in your wedding day photos would be! This couple hiked to the top of Mount Yasur on their wedding day, while the volcano erupted every few minutes, spewing hot rocks and ash into the air.
4. On Top of Mount Everest
Take your love to the highest peak in the world by saying “I do” at the top of Mount Everest. If you don’t have two months to spare to make it to the top, you can get married at one of the lower base camps, like this couple did.
5. At an Amusement Park
For the thrill-seeking couple, an amusement park is the best place to have their ceremony. This couple exchanged their vows will riding one of the fastest roller coasters in the park. Let’s just hope their marriage isn’t as bumpy! Watch the video to see how much fun an amusement park ceremony can really be!
6. At a Haunted House
Couples who aren’t afraid of ghosts and goblins choose to exchange their vows at haunted mansions and castles throughout the world. The Stanley Hotel, which inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, is one of the most popular haunted destinations in the world. The original owners are even available to play the piano for you in the hotel’s music room.
7. On a Safari
Take in the breathtaking sights of wild animals and the gorgeous terrain by booking a wedding on an African safari. Most establishments combine an equal amount of romance, luxury, and adventure to make your safari wedding one you’ll remember for a lifetime.
8. In Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity Corp will take you and your beloved aboard a G-Force One aircraft where you can experience weightlessness for several minutes. Can you imagine sharing your fist kiss while floating upside down?
9. The Zoo
For animal lovers worldwide, the zoo is the perfect wedding day destination. Many zoos will accommodate the bride, groom, and their wedding party by setting up the ceremony and cocktail hour next to one of the establishment’s natural habitats with beautiful animals grazing in the background.
These days, anything is possible when it comes to planning your special day. Getting married underwater used to be a dream for many, and now, that dream can become a reality. A Thailand tradition starts off in the streets of Trang, and eventually ends up at the beach. Strapped in diving gear, couples take the plunge and say their vows underneath the crashing waves.
Many destinations worldwide offer their own version of underwater ceremonies. Just check out this couple who took their breathing equipment off long enough to share their first kiss during their underwater wedding in the Bahamas.
11. Inside a Shark Tank
For an extreme location that’s a bit dangerous, many couples prefer to show their commitment to each other amidst sharks. Getting married within feet of huge, scary sharks is a thrill-seekers dream come true. Adventurous couples can head out to the Bimini Big Game Club Resort in Miami to book an unforgettable experience.
Who says you have to be standing on two feet as you tie the knot? Check out this couple who got married during a high-flying skydiving excursion!
13. The Great Wall of China
The photos from your Great Wall of China wedding will make your friends and family drool for many years to come. A romantic destination for couples, the Great Wall of China offers beautiful and breathtaking landscapes, and the private villas on the landscape are the perfection location for you and your partner to enter into holy matrimony.
14. The Grand Canyon
Arizona’s Grand Canyon offers wedding packages at some of the highest points of the mountain range. You’ll have to make the hike to the locations, but it’ll be worth it in the end. The views from that altitude are guaranteed to take your breath away!
15. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
If you’re afraid of heights, this wedding destination definitely wasn’t made for you. But if you like living on the edge and you want to take a risk that you’ll remember forever, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai has your name written all over it. You and your partner can take in the panoramic views on top of the fourth tallest luxury hotel in the world as you gaze into eachother’s eyes and say “I do!”