Imagine exchanging vows 400 feet above a rocky canyon, surrounded by cliffs and valleys on all sides. It might be a bit hair-raising. But for California-based Kimberly Weglin and Ryan Jenks, who just had their one-year anniversary, it was their wedding ceremony! With pictures from adventure and wedding photographers The Hearnes, themselves a husband and wife adventurer duo, the couple had some of the most swoon-worthy social media wedding photos ever.
View this post on Instagram
I’m a couple of days late, but I want to wish a happy anniversary to @theslackgoddess and @slackinhigh, some of the most inspiring, creative, try-hard, work-hard, make-dreams-come-true people I know. A year ago we all gathered in the desert to celebrate their marriage on an epic net, with beautiful views, slack-liners, acro-yogis, bubble-makers, musicians, BASE jumpers, aerialists, and the like. It was wild and beautiful and so so fun. I posted a few of my favorite shots in my story and brought back the highlight full of viral posts (we were featured on @people, @cosmopolitan, @buzzfeed, @greenweddingshoes, and so on), hilarious comments from people who just don’t understand, and of course, a link to the blog post with tons more photos and info on how it all went down. This still goes down as one of my favorite days ever. Head to my story or the highlight in my profile to see more!
Rigged in Moab, Utah by the best man, who is a professional athlete, the net included an "aisle" from the canyon edge to the center, and was woven with lots of bright colors. After the ceremony, flower girls leapt from the cliffs, parachutes on their backs, leaving a trail of flowers fluttering through the open air of the canyon. Next, a team of acrobats did high-flying tricks on the net. Seems like everyone in attendance was ready for the extreme sports theme, and no wonder why -- the bride and groom met at a slacklining festival.
Slacklining is a sport, often practice by rock climbers to train core strength and balance, where you walk across a loosely-strung line of webbing that, unlike a tightrope sways and bounces as you move. You can also do tricks once you've mastered the basics. Slacklining enthusiasts sometimes take it to the next level, rigging their lines across canyons and then walking or bouncing across. Usually, canyon slackliners practice while harnessed in with a loose anchor that moves across the webbing with them. That means, if they fall, they can just pull themselves back up and try again.
View this post on Instagram
Sound on! 🔊 . Not only did @goodman_slackin capture this beautiful footage of me working the 300m at Taft Point, but he also recorded an original guitar piece, then paired it perfectly to the bounce and wiggle of the line ❤️ . It’s a surreal feeling, to say the least, to realize that following your passions and pushing yourself harder than you ever thought possible could then directly inspire others to create more and be more, too. Thank you for making this for me 🌸❤️
A post shared by Kimberly Weglin (@theslackgoddess) on
The high-altitude bride and groom have just hit their one-year anniversary. We wonder if they're honoring their holy matrimony with a new stunt every year. If so, well...hopefully they stay safe!