Thinking of letting rip with your own unique big day? Been to a few crazy weddings yourself? There’s is always someone out there pushing the boundaries of wedding madness, so here at GoHen HQ we thought we’d shine a light on some of the world’s weirdest weddings.
Weird weddings don’t get much stranger than the big day of Michigan I.T. worker ‘Davecat’ and his synthetic sex doll… erm Mrs Davecat? According to the groom “She provides me with a lot of things that I can’t get out of an organic partner, like… quiet.” He has even bought a second doll to keep the new missus company while he’s at work and the new houseguest is even regularly invited to join the newlyweds in the bedroom.
The Tower of Love
Davecat isn’t the first to marry the object of his desires. Former US air cadet Erika LaBrie became Erika Eiffel when she married the Eiffel tower. This isn’t her first inanimate relationship, after her archery bow and garden fence, the story of her 20 year romance with the Berlin Wall was turned into a musical “Erika’s Wall”.
“Get ya goat, you’ve pulled.”
Charles Tombe didn’t quite get the bride he had probably always dreamed of in Sudan (at least we hope not). Having been caught having sex with his neighbour’s goat, a judge ordered Mr Tombe to marry the goat and pay a dowry to its former owner. We’re not sure if anyone was present to walk the goat down the aisle.
Love, Love Me Do
Another weird coupling took place in China in 2007 between Liu Ye and Liu Ye. The bachelor decided it would be better to marry himself than remain single. However being the old romantic that he is, he went to the trouble of creating a cardboard cut out of himself resplendent in a red dress. “There are many reasons for marrying myself, but mainly to express my dissatisfaction with reality.” He said of his marriage.
While most brides spend months researching the perfect dress and making sure their grooms are suitably suited, Ellie Barton and Phil Hendicott went au naturale and got hitched in the buff, in Australia in 2009. The bride did wear a veil and carried a bouquet while the blushing bridegroom carried a top hat to cover the little groom. It was all part of a radio competition which offered a free wedding for any couple willing to conduct their nuptials in the nude. Thankfully their 250 were allowed to wear clothes and the show aired on radio rather than TV.
Jeroen and Sandra Kippers took their wedding to new heights by getting married 160 feet in the air. The officiate, 20 guests and even a wedding orchestra were lifted on a platform in Brussels, Belgium. Having said “I do”, the newlyweds made yet another big leap of faith by bungee jumping off the side of the platform.