Why not break the mould and do something totally unique on your wedding day? That’s exactly what a couple from Southampton did. They exchanged vows and rings at Go Ape Aberfoyle and will now share a life of adventure together…
It’s our first tree-top wedding
A couple from Southampton, Martyn Milner and Colette Gregory took their romance to new heights as they headed to the tree tops of Go Ape Aberfoyle to exchange their vows – and become man and wife 40 feet off the ground!
It’s the first wedding to be held at one of our 28 leafy hangouts. The bride even wore a custom made dress, especially tailored to accommodate the Go Ape harness ensuring that the couple could safely tie the knot at height.
Martyn and the registrar made their way around our Go Ape adventure and waited at the Tibetan Bridge – where the ceremony took place. Their 30 guests congregated below ready to watch – all set against the stunning backdrop of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Loch Lomond.
With this ring I tree wed
The bride and her father walked across a wooden ‘aisle’ onto the bridge where the couple exchanged vows and rings at height before posing for photos as the celebrations quite literally got into full swing. The couple’s 19 month old daughter and bridesmaid, Alice, watched from the ground.
Guests joined the wedding party on the course to share in the adventure, tackling crossings and speeding down some of the longest zipwires in the UK (426 metre long zip wires to be precise!)for an hour before heading back down to ground level for a champagne toast and the presentation of their customised Go Ape wedding certificates.
Martyn Milner, the groom, commented “We’ve been to a lot of weddings, and have always said that when it came to our own big day we wanted to do something totally different. Colette and I love the outdoors and both have a great sense of adventure, so when we thought about Go Ape, we instantly knew it would be the perfect place, and especially Go Ape Aberfoyle in Scotland with its amazing dramatic backdrop. We weren’t sure if we’d able to make it happen so we’re so glad we could as it’s been the most amazing day. ”
Colette Gregory, the bride, continued “We feel incredibly lucky that we’ve been able to realise our dream. We’re so pleased we decided to break the mould and do something totally unique so huge thanks to the Go Ape team who have gone out of their way to make sure we had an exhilarating day. We will never forget it and I’m pretty sure our family and friends won’t either!”
Tristam Mayhew, ‘Chief Gorilla’ at Go Ape said: “We’re delighted to host our first tree-top wedding and to help Martyn and Colette have a day to remember. We wish them all the best as a married couple and hope they’ll share many more exciting adventures together.”
Want to know about more? Read some Q&A’s posed to the happy couple.
#ShareAdventure this Summer
This summer, we’re encouraging everyone to #ShareAdventure. Our new ‘adventure generator’ will provide you with inspiration for your next adventure: www.shareadventure.co.uk.
Here’s something we lashed together on Pinterest for some outdoor wedding inspiration. Take a look: