People may be getting married later than ever, but some couples still think outside the box when it comes to tying the knot. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, look at some unusual wedding celebrations from around the world, from couples saying “I do” underwater, dangling off a cliff, and everywhere in between.
Akemi Kito and Hiroshi Matsuoka wed inside a chapel made of ice at the ‘Igloo Village’ on Lake Shikaribetsu on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
During a mini-marathon celebrating the New Year, grooms run with their brides in Sanya, in south China’s Hainan province.
A bride and a groom sit on a beach in Lima before a ritual with shamans for Saint Valentine’s Day.
Tomohiro Shibata and Satoko Inoue are wed in Tokyo by a humanoid robot named “I-Fairy.”
Yulia Tagil sits on the backseat of a bike as she arrives for her wedding ceremony in Tel Aviv.
Fang Jing hangs off a cliff next to her husband in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China.
Joey Bayo and his wife Lea plant a mangrove tree after their wedding in San Jose town, Puerto Princesa, Palawan city, western Philippines.
An engaged couple poses on a pedestrian bridge on Valentine’s Day in central Beijing.
Kong Qingyang and his bride Shen Likun sit on a forklift-turned-wedding car in Xingtai, Hebei province in China.
Prasit Rangsiyawong and his bride Varuttaon Rangsiyawong fly while attached to cables during a wedding ceremony in Prachin Buri province, east of Bangkok, Thailand.
Sorawich Changtor and his bride Rungnapa Panla run to escape a man dressed as a pirate in Prachin Buri province, east of Bangkok, Thailand.
Prasit Rangsiyawong kisses his bride Varuttaon Rangsiyawong in Prachin Buri province, east of Bangkok, Thailand.
Gerhard Pyper and his wife Jan stand in the English Bay after taking part in the 89th annual Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor got married in the first weightless wedding aboard a specially-equipped Boeing 727, while flying over the Gulf of Mexico.
Sine Andersen and her husband Rune Jamrath wed at the World Santa Claus Congress at an amusement park north of Copenhagen.
Melessa and Rick Clark exchanged vows in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
Chinese bridal couples travel on a public bus to the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany to repeat their wedding vows.
Ramoncito Campo and his wife Hernelie Ruazol Campo stand in a flooded street during a southwest monsoon in Manila in the Philippines.
Marisela Matienzo and Carlos Munoz got married at a McDonald’s in the suburb of San Pedro Garza, neighboring Monterrey in Mexico.
A Chinese couple poses for a wedding photo on a busy alleyway or ‘hutong’ in Beijing.