Couple embark on life of adventure together as they tie the knot at Aberfoyle
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.
In the first wedding to be held at one of the 28 Go Ape courses across the UK, the bride 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, his groomsman and the Registrar kicked off proceedings, making their way around the Go Ape course to wait at the Tibetan Bridge where the ceremony took place.
Their 30 guests – including the couple’s 19 month-old daughter and bridesmaid, Alice – congregated below ready to watch the spectacle set against the stunning backdrop of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Loch Lomond, Scotland.
The bride and her father then 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.
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 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, especially Go Ape Aberfoyle in Scotland with its 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 treetop 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.”
This summer, Go Ape are encouraging everyone to #shareadventure.
Its new ‘adventure generator’ has been designed to provide a vast range of ideas and inspiration and can be found at www.shareadventure.co.uk
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