Outdoor wedding venues and unique wedding places are rapidly gaining popularity — and with good reason. Getting a little creative with your wedding plans (including the ceremony and party venues!) will help make your big day unforgettable, and you are much more likely to capture some breathtaking and/or one-of-a-kind wedding photos, too. What are some of the most bizarre places to wed?
Nothing Says Romance Like Turkey
Some of the best wedding places may also be the most unlikely — or, in this case, the most personal. One Minnesota couple literally spent one of the biggest days of their lives exchanging their marriage vows in front of a giant turkey. Why would anyone do that? As crazy as it might seem, the couple met, and fell in love, in front of the world’s largest turkey statue.
When Destination Weddings Get Extreme
Destination weddings do not necessarily have to take place on the beach. Research shows 15% of all weddings take place outside, and another 25% of newlyweds choose themes for their wedding receptions, whether they are indoors or outdoors. Some couples are taking even one step further, tying the knot in an hot air balloon, on top of a mountain peak or a ski slope, or — in one memorable case — even underwater.
If All Else Fails, Fake It Until You Make It
Actor Jeff Goldblum is making internet history with a viral wedding photo. What is so special about it? TheJurassic Park actor posed with his bride — and the entire bridal party — running away from one of the film’s dinosaurs. Of course, he had a little help from Photoshop. If you want to make outdoor venues slightly more exciting or bizarre, or you can’t quite make it to some of the most unique wedding places, you can always edit in the details later.
Are you inspired by Goldblum’s viral photo? Do you want get married under the sea? The options are endless, and — with U.S. weddings bringing in $72 billion per year — chances are, you’re willing to splurge a little for the perfect wedding and the perfect location, too.