Which exotic wedding locations will have you saying "I do" while making history?
Italian soccer player Luca Ceccarelli and his fiancée, Irene Lanforti, made history when they were married under the very same balcony where legend has it the woman who served as inspiration for Shakespeare's Juliet revealed her love for her real-life Romeo so many centuries ago. The wedding marks the first to take place in this historic location. Read: 10 Greatest Love Stories Of All Time
Never before have two people been married at the House of Juliet despite the obvious romantic undertones and the effortless charm of the the 14th-century abode. The House of Juliet is one of the top tourist spots in all of Italy, drawing 1.2 million visitors a year to the small town of Verona, located in the northernmost part of Italy.
Even farther north, about 36,000 feet up in space, another couple plans to say "I do" in dare-devil fashion.
Noah Fulmor, 31, and Erin Finnegan, 30, will become the first couple to get married floating in zero gravity when they tie the knot at the Kennedy Space Centre later this month. According to the Telegraph, the record-breaking ceremony will take place during a 90-minute flight where a specially-adapted jet will plummet from 36,000 feet to 24,000 feet and then climbs back up—allowing passengers on the Boeing 727 to experience weightlessness without actually being in space.
Talk about getting carried away!
While destination weddings are usually an invitation for a couple to explore, the current state of the economy might put a damper on how far friends are willing to travel. With that in mind, we offer 4 more exciting and unexpected destination wedding locales that have likely never been done before. And if they have, we certainly weren't on the guest list. Read: How To Be A Good Wedding Guest Without Going Broke
1. Everyone's heard of a vineyard wedding where guests gather under a grapevine canopy and sip wine into the wee hours of morning. Why not save everyone the trouble and pop into your local liquor store for a never-been-done destination wedding? An open bar such as this is surely one for the record books.
2. According to DestinationWeddings.com, Mexico is the most popular spot for destination weddings. But with swine flu still on our minds, we doubt you'll want your wedding invitation to read, "Face mask required." Instead, host your wedding at the local baggage claim. Guests won't need to go through security to celebrate and more importantly, there's no limit on the amount of liquid guests can carry on.
3. Getting married underwater is nothing new. In fact, the crystal clear waters of Fiji, Maui and Bali make for a most romantic setting. But save everyone the trouble of obtaining their scuba license and head to the snack bar (aka a local fast food joint) instead. Guests will wait in line to scoop up salty fries and frozen novelties while they commend you on your good humor.
4. Finally, what wedding is complete without a strip club feat? Most men (and women!) prepare for their nuptials by slinging dollar bills at strippers and settling in for a nice lap dance. Why not save time and money by holding your wedding in a strip club? Strip clubs are supposedly good for marriage and we bet you won't have a problem with security. Read: Wedding Crashers Stunt Not Funny