8 Brides Reveal the Crazy Location They Got Married

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There are a lot of things that can give your wedding guests the "wow" factor when it comes to wedding planning, and wedding venues are no exception. These brides had incredible imaginations and adventurous spirits when wedding planning. The result: A riveting wedding story to tell for the rest of their lives. Here, real brides share the crazy places they decided to tie the knot.

"My father is a chaplain. I wanted an unusual wedding and our town's July 4th festivities provided the perfect backdrop. The staging area in the hot Texas afternoon where the fireworks were going to be held was full of fire engines, ambulances and cop cars - lots of noise. I had my dad marry my fiancé and me amid the 'excitement.'" — Beth

"We exchanged vows on a glacier! Our wedding party arrived in Juneau on a cruise ship, where we boarded a helicopter for a flight to the top of the glacier. Its cold up there so we wore long, flowing capes and white fur jackets. Of course one can't walk on a glacier like you do on terra firma. So, to keep from slipping everyone had on big, clunky boots with spikes on the bottom called crampons. To top things off that night we saw the Northern Lights streak across the sky." — Ann

"This will really wound weird but here goes. I really, really liked the stain glass windows of an asylum chapel so chose that as the venue for the ceremony. We were assured during the rehearsal that the doors leading to the wards would be locked to prevent patients from wandering in without warning. Yikes! Luckily the vows took place interruption-free, but I was later informed that a few people on my husband's side were uncomfortable with the locale as it brought back sad memories. It seems an elderly relative had been admitted there near the end of his life." — Ellen

"I met my husband Rolf doing theater at the Burbank Little Theater. Our lives were so wrapped up in theater we wound up marrying on-stage at the Golden Playhouse. That was 43 happy years ago!" — Patrika

"As a wedding planner I had put together dozens of other people's nuptials, and wanted to do something truly unique when it came to my own. So my groom and I rented water powered jet backs to fly to our beach-side wedding." — Amanda

"People usually think I'm fooling when I tell them my husband and I got married in a tree house, but that's the truth. Actually it was a cottage on stilts in the middle of the forest. The view was stunning. Yes, we climbed down for the reception!" — Lee

"My husband and I are certified scuba divers so it seemed appropriate to get married during Shark Week on a chartered boat in the Bahamas. Our ceremony took place underwater!" — Lisa

"I like gourmet food as much as anyone, but Tom and I met at Denny's in Las Vegas and that's where we got married. Being Vegas, the Denny's had its own wedding chapel. After we tied the knot we had our own special booth where we dined on wedding cake pops and toasted one another with ice cream sodas." — Ruth

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