The excitement of planning a wedding is second to none. But with that excitement comes the immense pressure of making decisions that are just right for you and your partner. No wonder then that many couples are choosing to make their day, along with their wedding photographs, extra special by saying their vows in increasingly weird and wonderful places.
Some high-flying couples have dared to say “I do” whilst wing-walking on the side of the plane, whilst underwater weddings remain a popular choice for diving enthusiasts. And with zero gravity weddings reportedly on the rise, how long before ceremonies in space become an everyday occurrence?
Game, set, match
It may not be everyone*s idea of a dream wedding location, although some sports venues offer an interesting alternative to the usual choices. Take Sandown Park for example: guests can have a flutter before seeing the happy couple tie the knot. Or the Ageas Bowl; more commonly Hampshire*s cricket ground, the arena offers an unforgettable vista for a wedding album.
Back in time
Steeped in historical significance, a torch-lit ceremony at Bath*s Roman Pump Rooms will surely live long in the memories of guests.
A walk on the wild side
It’s perhaps not unusual to see a much-loved family pet take part in a wedding, but an entire menagerie of animals? Both London and Edinburgh Zoo are experienced wedding venue providers, offering couples and their guests the chance of some truly memorable wedding photography.
If music be the food of love
Traditionalists could opt for the grandeur of a Venetian opera house whilst those with more modern tastes could get wed surrounded by some of the greatest names in music history, at the Hard Rock Cafe.
A work of art
A beautiful backdrop for a wedding, many art-loving couples are turning to galleries to make their day extra special. Both Manchester Art Gallery and the Laing in Newcastle allow couples to wed amongst the prized collections.
A new chapter
Literature loving couples might be inspired by the amazing architecture of the New York Public Library or even the theatre of Shakespeare*s Globe, located on the banks of London’s River Thames.
Till death us do part
It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but some couples love the idea of spooking their guests into remembering their big day. *Funeral* weddings are becoming more popular in the USA as are haunted house ceremonies. Something of a challenge for the official snapper perhaps, but choosing an experienced professional such as Nick Rutter Wedding Photographer will result in striking images whatever the backdrop.
Though some film and television locations are not available, a huge range are wedding licensed, allowing couples to emulate their favourite onscreen characters. From the sublime of Downton Abbey*s Highclere Castle to the, bordering on, ridiculous of Coronation Street*s Rovers Return, memories of a TV wedding will surely last a lifetime.
Some couples have been married in phone booths, exchanging texts as opposed to spoken vows whilst a number of the UK*s most striking architectural structures, such as The Gherkin in London, create cutting-edge locations for any wedding ceremony.