In a nautical ode to their love story, one adventurous couple who met on the relationship web site Loads of Fish have formally tied the knot … underneath the ocean.
Although Lauren and Gary Dongray of Harlow, England, wed in June 2017, their one-of-a-kind ceremony is now making waves as their candy stunt aired on British TV present “Don’t Inform The Bride” on Jan. 24. The cheeky program awards cash for the massive day underneath the premise that the groom should plan the complete occasion with no communication with the bride, the The Mirror stories.
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“I don’t assume I’ve ever labored that arduous. I used to be exhausted and I used to be terrified that Lauren wouldn’t prefer it. However it turned out to be one of the best day of our lives,” the groom stated of the massive day. Utilizing the $20,000 finances for an ocean-inspired marriage ceremony, Gary coordinated the marriage to be held at Manchester’s Sea Life aquarium, the place the couple wed in a large tank amongst stingrays, sharks and tropical fish. Sporting a mixture of marriage ceremony apparel and scuba gear, greatest man Tony Dore, Lauren’s dad Stephen additionally participated within the ceremony underneath the ocean.
Again on land, Lauren’s six bridesmaids dressed as mermaids and the couple’s golden Labrador canine, Gizmo served as flower lady for the second a part of the ceremony above water.
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“I completely trusted Gary however I used to be amazed after we pulled up on the venue and it was an aquarium,” the bride, who works as a scientific physiologist, advised the outlet. “The $20,000 finances the present provides you is the most important bonus. And naturally, it was stress-free for me — I didn’t should make any selections.”
“The crew put an oxygen helmet on me and we went underwater to carry out the ceremony. Fortunately the helmet protected my hair and make-up and I had a second marriage ceremony costume for after I’d exited the water,” she quipped.
Gary, who owns a bodywork restore store, divulged that whereas planning the marriage was definitely anxious, he’s proud that he pulled off the massive day with flying colours. The Dongrays had dated for 2 and a half years earlier than getting married and utilized to the TV present on a whim.
The challenge is now on for happy couples who’ve met on rival dating sites such as Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel to celebrate their own big days with fireside or coffee-shop-inspired nuptials.