Say "I Do" to Extreme Wedding Destinations
Destination weddings are the hot, new thing as couples seek those extraordinary locations to begin their lives together. It makes sense. Let's face it; special destinations make special wedding photos, right?
But, some couples aren't satisfied with the awesome backdrop of Big Sur, or the majesty of a Maui waterfall. They want something more. They want thrills and the wedding photos to go with them.
So, if you're planning a wedding and want to push the envelope a little, why not consider the following:
A Roller Coaster Wedding:
Why not say "I do" as you plunge 215 feet on the Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J.? Or, perhaps a more traditional roller coaster is more to your liking, such as the Cyclone at Coney Island's Astroland, or the Dragon Coaster at Rye Playland in New York with views of Long Island Sound.
Another coaster worth considering for your wedding ceremony is the Stratosphere roller coaster, which wraps around the top of the Stratosphere Tower, 900 feet above the Strip. At a top speed of 30 mph, the ride itself might be considered a bit tame. But, you are 900 feet in the air, which does add to the thrill. And the view? You will definitely have some awesome wedding photos.
If 900 feet above the earth isn't thrilling enough, why not try a hot air balloon?
Hot Air Balloon Wedding:
If you want a gentle glide high above the earth, consider a hot air balloon wedding. Most hot air balloon companies have different size balloons for different size parties. Some couples just want to say their vows by themselves, with the wedding officiant, and some may want a few close friends and family members to accompany them.
Most hot air balloon companies have sunrise and sunset flights available. Some hot air balloon destinations worth noting are Sonoma and Napa Valley, California (800-711-2998), Aspen, Colorado (800-755-0935) and Albuquerque, New Mexico (800-351-9588).
A bungee wedding is definitely not for the timid. But, for the bride and groom who pushed the envelope long ago and wish to go even further, a bungee wedding might just be the ticket. Wedding Dreams of Las Vegas (1-888-293-3658) provides a bungee wedding package starting at 5, which includes the use of the 175 ft. tower for the bride and groom, minister and up to 20 guests for 30 minutes.
Of course, you may be the type of couple who wishes to say your vows underwater. On the Big Island of Hawaii, you and your beloved can treat yourself to an exchange of leis, and then dive approximately 30 feet under water where you exchange your vows among the dolphins, turtles and fish. You and your future spouse must be certified divers and provide your own gear. Call toll free at 1-888-293-3658 for more information.
Whatever your destination, extreme or not, choose a location that speaks to your personality. If you're the type who really doesn't like heights or extreme sports, don't choose a roller coaster or bungee wedding because you think you should do something "different." Remember that wedding photo? There's nothing worse than a wedding photo where the bride or groom looks terrified or about to pass out.
About the Author: Shari Hearn is a writer and creator of http://www.locationweddings.net and http://vacation-getaway.blogspot.com