The biggest wedding trend seems more like a no-brainer: It’s all about the couple. Instead of sticking to tradition, couples are making sure the ceremony and reception is a reflection of who they are as individuals and as a unit. Here are a few weddings in the news this month that have been true unique celebrations.
You Ya-ting, left, and her partner Huang Mei-yu exchange prayer beads as they are married by a nun in the first Taiwan same sex Buddhist ceremonial wedding in Taoyuan, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Taiwan still does not legally recognize same sex marriage. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 photo, Andee Waldie, right, helps paint a directional sign with her brother Bradford and soon to be sister-in-law Megan, in Mesa, Ariz., Five of the eight siblings of the Waldie family will be married to their spouses on Friday, Aug. 10. While trying to plan wedding dates with out-of-state family and guests, dad Doug Waldie suggested they all marry on the same day. (AP Photo/East Valley Tribune, Tim Hacker)
Grant Engler and his new wife, Amanda Engler, celebrate at their wedding ceremony which they arrived for in jet pack suits Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 in Newport Beach. The 25-year-old former wedding planner from Grand Rapids, Mich., says she wanted a unique ceremony. So the couple donned the (Canadian) $90,000 (C72,000) contraptions on their backs, along with a wetsuit for the groom and white board shorts and a rash-guard shirt for the bride. The jet packs from Jetlev Southwest helped the couple hover a few feet above the water, to the cheers of their wedding guests. Everything went smoothly, except for a kayaker who capsized during the newlyweds’ first dance on the water. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)