Love is in the Air: A Wedding Suspended 400 Feet Above a Canyon
Wedding is the special day of out life, it only come once.
Because of this once of the life time ceremony so people wanna make an unforgettable moment by creating a remarkable stage for their wedding.
Love is in the air… literally!
The moment we saw Kim + Ryan’s incredible *suspended* wedding, we wanted to know all the details, and were so excited.
As professional slackliners, K+R specialize in highlining, which is a sport similar to tightrope walking… only hundreds of feet in the air (don’t worry — they wear harnesses!).
The two fell in love in Moab, Utah at a slacklining festival, and happened to get engaged there a few years later, so it only felt right to say their vows there, too!
They worked closely with Andy Lewis (AKA Sketchy), Ryan’s best man, to have their ceremony on Andy’s invention: the Spacenet.
Oh, and did we mention that the Spacenet is 400 feet in the air — over the canyon?!
The big day was actually spread out amongst three days, to accommodate the fickle weather — a first look portrait session in the desert, a dress rehearsal on the net, and the actual wedding day.
Filled with circus-like flair, their wedding was an absolute show-stopping extravaganza filled with base jumpers leaping off the sides of the canyon with 5,000 flower petals stuffer in their parachutes, aerialists hanging from silks below the net, and one glamorous Galia Lahav dress!
Here’s Kim with more about the inspiration behind the big day: The Fruit Bowl Highline Area in Moab has a lot of significance to us.
Three years ago, Ryan’s idea of a second date was to take me on a two week road trip to Yosemite, Vegas, Zion, and Arches, with a slacklining festival in Moab as the main destination.
(A big road trip with someone you barely know can turn out really well or go horribly wrong… We were taking a big risk, but it definitely paid off!) We now consider this festival our anniversary.
This festival is the only time of year we get to see ALL of our friends from all over the world (Europe, South America, Australia, Iceland, and Canada) all in one place, so it made sense for us to get engaged there and get married there.
Not to mention, this may be one of the only destination weddings that was actually convenient for 99.9% of its guests!