Getting married to someone you cannot live without is an absolute dream come true for us; what more if we are to wed over, and over again, in various parts of the world? It's icing on the cake. A cherry on top. The sprinkles on the sundae. We may run out of words to describe that surreal feeling, but it's purely awesome anyway. Most of us reverie on the idea of walking down the aisle, and almost everyone has an innate love for traveling. Combining both for a wedding theme is just an immensely remarkable experience.

 

A lot of engaged couples prefer to have a destination wedding. Why not? Well, it's generally cheaper, it's a wedding slash romantic getaway, and it is also an ideal choice for those who want a more intimate nuptial due to the fact that only a number of people closest to them will become a part of it. A destination wedding can also be extra unforgettable, especially if you and your fiancé will be tying the knot in a location that’s constantly marked on your travel bucket lists. All weddings are distinctly beautiful, and it should always be carried out according to what the couple wants - regardless if it's an old school theme or an eccentric one; and there's a certain kind of sensibility and practicality in leaning towards a destination wedding.

 

 Image by: Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard

Take this one-of-a-kind wedding for instance. Brought by the frustration of having to painstakingly choose a single wedding theme, and after getting overwhelmed by the idea of the huge amount of time, effort and money spent on a single day, Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard planned for their dream wedding in one of the most unconventional way - aiming to visit 11 countries, while getting married in every continent (except Antarctica for it was too costly), in less than 3 months. And with careful planning, meticulous budgeting and thorough research, they were able to avail of a $ 3000 per person flight that would allow them to land in 11 countries. So on February 8th, Cheetah and Rhiann started their 83-day wedding journey by flying out to Bogota, Colombia. As of March 2015, the two have tied the knot more than 21 times, and still counting! Well, it’s definitely more fitting to label theirs a "global wedding".  

 

  

Image by: Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard

Cheetah and Rhiann met in a gathering meant for people who practice acrobatics back in 2013. Since then, they have been inseparable.

 

  

Image by: Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard

The couple wore the same attire in every ceremony they had, with the exception of the one where they went on a safari. They carry their wedding outfits in a special space at the bottom of their backpacks.

 

 

Image by: Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard

They got ordained from the church of Spiritual Humanism online to solemnize, so they can officiate their own wedding ceremonies.

 

 

 

Image by: Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard

As of last month, the countries that this adventurous couple has wed were Colombia, Spain, Ireland, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, India, and Thailand.

 

 

 

Image by: Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard

They are also planning to wed in Singapore, Australia and Fiji before going back home to have a legal ceremony with their families.

 

 

 

Image by: Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard

The most important part of their weddings are not only the number of times that they have said their “I do’s” and the cultural exploration that they have enjoyed, but while setting foot in different countries, they were also able to share their passion and skills with others, while teaching partner acrobatics around the world. What a way to inspire engaged couples and acrobatic fans around the world!

 

Other than their snapshots of vivid memories, their passports and backpacks may have become an integral part of their matrimonial escapade. Not to mention the diversity of people who were deeply touched by their powerful love for each other, and their bold approach towards life. Immersing themselves in the distinct beauty of different travel destinations surely added an exotic appeal to their wedding, which made this unusual wedding practice genuinely exceptional.

 

 

“A lot of women spend a whole lot of time and stress and money on their one day, and then it’s over,” she continued. “I love that I get to marry [Platt] over and over again. It’s exciting that it’s not just done in one day.” - Rhiann Woodyard

 

You don't need to stick to a traditional wedding theme; of walking down the aisle just once, or even needing to wait for a year to have a vow renewal. If you wish to journey around the world, while getting hitched for so many times, why not? When there’s an option of hitting two birds (or more!) with one stone, then you know what to do- better go for it!

 

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