Couple leap into marriage

A different type of bridal waltz.
A different type of bridal waltz.

Keith and Lise Bolton didn’t step gently into wedded life. They took a mighty leap – from a trapeze.

The environmental scientists from Lismore decided they wanted a memorable, non-traditional place to exchange their vows.

They wanted a celebration that would surpass the conventional and provide activities for all their guests – no mean feat when considering that 40 children would be at the wedding.

This is where Circus Arts came in – teamed up with the spaciousness of the Byron Entertainment Centre – as they hosted their first wedding.

Family and friends were not prepared for how the ceremony would end, but they watched with interest as the ceremony was officiated by local wedding celebrant Anthea Amore, just below a large indoor trapeze rig set up in the centre.

No sooner had the couple exchanged their vows and kissed then they bravely climbed the eight-metre ladder to the launch board.

Smiling and waving at the stunned guests below, the new Mrs Bolton was the first to fly.

Holding tightly to the bar, then hurling herself from the board and soaring across the net, her amazing stunt was met with screams and cheers from the wedding guests.

She descended, wedding dress billowing, into the net, to a standing ovation.

Keith followed and managed to wrap his long legs over the bar and hang suspended from his knees – tuxedo in place.

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