Due to various restrictions put in place amid the pandemic, many people around the world have had to put a hold on their big celebrations like a wedding. However, one adventure-loving bride and a groom instead decided to proceed with their nuptials at an iconic cliff, and have some of the most heart-stopping pictures added to their wedding album.
Ryan, 30, and Skye, 28, Myers from Mountain Home, Arkansas, had been together for over four years. In June, Ryan decided that he couldn’t wait any longer and wanted to marry Skye.
“We wanted a big wedding, but had minimal time to plan it because Skye started nursing school,” Ryan told Caters News Agency, “and with the CDC having their regulations we were having difficulties deciding on how to proceed with a wedding.”
However, rather than ditch the wedding entirely, the couple started to look out for beautiful locations outside to make the day “memorable” and “magical.”
The couple, who are avid adventurers and enjoy hiking, kayaking, boating, and camping, decided to be a bit different and tie their knot at Hawksbill Crag, a popular cliff on the Whitaker Point hiking route in Arkansas.
On July 30, the couple finally got married in the presence of 12 people, which included Ryan’s best man, Gage, Skye’s sister, Summer, one rappelling expert, and their photographer, Mason Gardner. After the beautiful ceremony, the newlyweds posed for some of the most daring pictures at the edge of the cliff.
In one of the images, photographer Gardner snapped a nerve-racking moment where Skye is donned in a beautiful full-length gown hanging off the cliff, and it seems that she is about to fall off the top of the rock with Ryan on the side for support.
Although the breathtaking image amid the lush green mountains looks terrifying, the newlyweds clarified that safety was put in place at all times, including Skye being tied to a safety rope.
“For the photos, Skye was in a sit harness designed for climbing,” Ryan said. Additionally, all those who were a part of this one-of-a-kind ceremony had experience and were well trained to climb.
Ryan further added that before the ceremony, “all equipment and safety gear used was inspected and cleared by an expert.”
According to PBS, couples in Arkansas can have weddings with up to 100 people but the venue must follow some strict guidelines, which include providing hand-sanitizer stations at every entrance and exit, and with a prohibition on salad and buffets. However, Ryan and Skye instead decided to celebrate their life milestone in the most unique way.
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