This Couple Got Married While Suspended 400 Feet Above A Utah Canyon
These wedding photos are seriously incredible!
When it came to choosing an untraditional wedding venue, Kimberly Weglin and Ryan Jenks may have gone a little overboard.
Many people dream of getting married outdoors, at a place with a beautiful view. For my own wedding, I chose to say “I do” at a resort with Lake Michigan as my backdrop. Sometimes the beauty of nature is just unparalleled. Weglin and Jenks took that theory to the extreme when they decided to tie the knot on the beautiful red rock cliffs of a desert in Moab, Utah.
Well, they weren’t so much on the cliffs as hanging off of them. Check out an amazing photo of their wedding service below:
Wow! That is a truly breathtaking—if not slightly terrifying—sight. The bride and groom were perched on a net that was situated 400 feet above ground for their Nov. 20, 2017 ceremony. Obviously, this unique nuptials spot is not for the faint of heart!
You might assume that anyone who chooses to get married in such a spot was a natural-born daredevil. But Weglin later said she wasn’t always so comfortable being that high off the ground.
“I used to be terrified of heights … So, it really meant a lot to get married in the air in a space that used to scare the s— out of me, and have it feel normal,” Weglin told People. “We also added a whole bunch of paracord to the net for the wedding … to ensure it’d be really stable for the day of. If you didn’t look down, it was pretty easy to forget where you were.”
I’ll just take her word for it!
In a sweet Instagram post, Weglin gushed about their relationship and their motivation for getting hitched in such an unusual spot:
One of my favorite parts about our relationship is that we share the same passions and attitudes towards life. I love that I can share this space with @slackinhigh, above the quiet abyss, with no questions asked, and with full calm and understanding. Between all the highlining and adventuring we have done over the past three years, we have found ourselves constantly putting our lives into each other’s hands (i.e. trusting their rigging, trusting that they’re spotting or belaying you correctly, trusting that they care enough to be attentive, double check their work, and keep you safe, etc.) From that I believe we have developed a really special bond and a really strong trust in one another. When you have done things together that literally challenge your lives, it has a way of highlighting the important things, and every other “problem” you had before suddenly seem to be insignificant in comparison. Our adventures remind us to LIVE together. To be lighthearted and not waste our short time on this Earth squabbling about petty things and “problems” that we don’t really have. Additionally, this photo represents the bond we have with the community in trusting the safety of this net that we all helped weave, rig, and create. @sketchyandylewis. Maybe that’s why the slack family as a whole is so special. We are all bonded in this way that not many people will ever understand. In a way that you only really get to understand when you are pushing your boundaries and having ultimate faith in your fellow human being. ❤️ 📸:@thehearnes
Beneath a photo of she and her groom dangling their feet over the edge of the net, Weglin wrote:
“Between all the highlining and adventuring we have done over the past three years, we have found ourselves constantly putting our lives into each other’s hands…Our adventures remind us to LIVE together. To be lighthearted and not waste our short time on this Earth squabbling about petty things and ‘problems’ that we don’t really have.”
What a beautiful sentiment! It looks like Weglin’s bridesmaids also didn’t mind being suspended over the canyon for the occasion:
The incredible photos of their special day were taken by a couple of self-described adventurers named Abbi and Callen Hearne. Their website says they believe “love is the greatest adventure and [we] strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true and timeless.” I’d say their shots of Weglin and Jenks’s wedding ceremony fulfill that mission statement.
Congratulations to this happy and adventurous couple! You can see more photos of their special day at the Hearnes’ website.