For some reason, I almost always enjoy reading the wedding announcements in the NYT.   It is a guilty pleasure.  The section is much better now that it allows same sex couples to be covered.  I once read an announcement in which the bride and bridegroom boasted primarily about their elite educations and that neither one had ever had a cavity.  I swear.

But this week, I read an announcement that warmed my heart.

The New York Times posted about a goth couple and their wedding.  You must read this announcement.  It is a sword- swallower-meets-girl story.  The couple met at the Vampire Ball.  The girl happens to take trapeze lessons for fun.   Once they started dating, they started flying trapeze together.

The courtship sounds great, but the wedding sounds even better.  It began with the bridegroom removing his shoes and socks and carrying his bride-to-be down an aisle covered in broken glass.

As for their marriage, the NYT reports that the couple “[will] be in their backyard, flying around on the trapeze, an experience the bride said is a lot like marriage, at least in this way: ‘You are at times relying entirely on your partner to keep you from falling.'”

I’d like to dedicate this video to Mr. & Mrs. Darwin.

I first saw this video over at Melodee Writes; it is now one of my favorites.


~ by siouxsielaw on October 1, 2011.

7 Responses to “Vows”

  1. Ah yes as I started to read this, I thought of the same video. I find it mesmerising. Niki & the Dove haven’t done anything quite as good since but I love this track and video that is an ancient clip but looks so perfectly choreographed. Thanks for the link to my stuff. Blog love as always.

  2. That may be the single coolest courtship I have ever heard about.

  3. I’ll admit, my guilty pleasure is wedding shows. They’re just mindless enough to wind down to on a Friday night, etc. etc. I subscribe to the RSS feed on Offbeat Bride, despite having no plans to get married any time soon. But I agree: this wedding announcement is beautiful. ❤

  4. I read that one! Enjoyed their name change idea.

  5. That was such a great story! Thanks for sharing it.

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