Wild and beautiful, here are 6 locations for solemnisations for the brave-hearted and risk takers.
For a location that’s as wild as it is beautiful, then Uluru, or Ayers Rock, as it is also known, in the famed Australian outback, is both of those things. The crimson, rocky outcrop set in the middle of the desert makes for a mystical backdrop that’s like none other. (continued in the next page) Needless to say, the sunrises and sunsets viewed from this vantage point are also definitely not to be missed. Your nuptials will be surrounded by the untarnished beauty of Mother Nature in all her warm and unmasked glory. Photos: Ben Adams/Facebook Renowned for their natural landscapes and highly popular as a pre-wedding shoot destination, New Zealand should be no stranger to us. With NZ Destination & Heli Weddings, you can make your union official on Glacier Burn, a high altitude landing on fresh snow at around 1980m that overlooks the gorgeous Southern Alps and Lake Wakatipu. The package comes with everything you need, and more. For more information, find it here. This is not one for the weak-hearted, especially if you’ve the fear of heights. A 900-foot sheer climb separates you and one of West Virginia’s most striking landmarks – Seneca Rocks. The couple, Bob Ewing and Antonie Hodge Ewing, who made the climb in full wedding regalia, decided to tie the knot atop of this precarious rocky peak as this was where their proposal had taken place as well. For the climbing enthusiast who loves hanging off by the strength of their fingers and other impressive musculature, we’d say go for it! For more information, find it here. Common folks like us can only kid about making it up to the summit of the highest point of Earth. Lucky for us, getting up to Everest Base Camp is a more achievable goal, loosely speaking. (continued in the next page) However, holding your wedding ceremony at an altitude of 5,150m is still pretty crazy – the logistics, the journey there, the basic lack of oxygen anyone? – all of these while still having to look glamorous and unaffected by the ailments of altitude sickness for an event of a lifetime. And as Charleton Churchill, the photographer behind the photos shared in his blog, someone had died of high altitude sickness just the week before. In other words, this isn't something to be taken lightly. (continued in the next page) If you do manage to overcome all the odds, like how this couple did, what you get is a truly unforgettable experience and simply breathtaking album of your nuptials. For those bold and daring enough, you can read on here for their experiences! Photos: Charleton Churchill This one is for the lovers of the sea and divers alike! Now in it’s 22nd year, couples take the plunge in this annual ceremony and complete their wedding formalities underwater in Trang, Thailand. If you’d love to have an solemnization experience surrounded by the world below us, the Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is definitely for you. For more information, find it here. Photos: Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony/Facebook We aren’t sure if we can make the trek ourselves, but props to actor George Young and TV host Janet Hsieh, who made a 10-day expedition to Antarctica for their wedding ceremony! To get hitched in one of the purest and untouched parts of the world, be ready to brave unpredictable weather, frigid conditions, tumultuous seas and (adorable) hordes of penguins. (continued in the next page) As with all treacherous journeys, the destination and experience is all the sweeter when you’re pushed to the brink of life and back. We jest. Read more here.