It’s a WET wedding! Couples get married in underwater ceremonies

It’s a WET wedding! Couples get married in underwater ceremonies

These couples donned scuba diving gear on top of their suits and dresses to get married underwater.

Every year couples take part in the famous event in Trang, southern Thailand. A boat takes them to a remote cove several nautical miles from the shore when they dive 26ft below the surface.

Footage shows how the couples – in traditional white dresses and suits – make heart signs and blow kisses while they float down to the ceremonial table at Hin Kon Diew, near the Morakot cave.

Wedding registrars are waiting in the depths at a table where they perform the traditional Thai ceremony underwater, blessing the newlyweds with holy water and rose petals.

The marriage certificates are laminated and signed beneath the waves, with the couples then removing their breathing apparatus for the first.

Thai groom Kittiphan Satidphutsombat, 30, and his bride Nednapit Laopratumwirod, 28, said that they were very excited and honoured to be a part of the unique wedding.

Kittiphan said: ‘’We were both sea lovers, so we decided to join the ceremony. We went diving here before but this time was a whole new feeling.’’

The annual well-renowned festival is a three-day Valentine’s Day celebration. Newly wedding couples will participate in Buddhist activities for luck and blessings on the day of love.

In 1996, the event was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the biggest underwater wedding in the world.

Luerchai Chareunsup, the provincial governor of Trang province, said that this ceremony had been held for 23 years.

He said: ‘’The group wedding was aimed to promote Thai tourism and Thai traditional weddings around the world.

‘’And with some modern adaptions, the ceremony has successfully made a good reputation for the province as well as the beauty of Andaman beach.’’

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