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Strange But True 10 bizarre wedding ceremonies around the world

Strangely enough, we have witnessed some rather unusual marriages in recent years in various parts of the world. Here are 9 bizarre marriages from around the planet.

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We all grew up to know that under 'normal' circumstances, a wedding ceremony is usually between a man and a woman.

Strangely enough, we have witnessed some rather unusual marriages in recent years in various parts of the world.

Here are 9 bizarre marriages from around the planet.

  1. Married to a tree: In November 2014, a Peruvian actor and activist, Richard Torres, married a tree in a stylish wedding ceremony that was held in Colombia. The marriage was part of the actor's plans to raise environmental awareness. Before the ornate ceremony which was attended by friends and family of the 'groom', Torres had already married one tree in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  2. Solo wedding: Last year, a Japanese travel agency, Cerca Travel, organized "solo weddings" for single ladies who wanted to have the experience of getting married, but without a judge.  In October 2014, a British woman, Grace Gelder, married herself, because she was fed with her single life. Also in January 2015, Yasmin Eleby, 40, married herself in a lavish wedding ceremony that was held in Houston. Eleby had 10 bridesmaids, and the ceremony was attended by her family members and friends.

  3. Mannequin wedding: An American man simply identified as Dauveed married a mannequin in a fake wedding ceremony.  He even called a media company and asked them to record the event which eventually appeared online. Many commenters said they’d spotted Dauveed walking around Hollywood with his ‘bride’ named Clara.

  4. Posthumous marriage: Magali Jaskiewicz, a 26-year-old French woman planned to tie the knot with her boyfriend, Jonathan George, but he suffered a tragic death barely two days before the wedding. Jaskiewicz found a little-known section of the French civil code that allows posthumous marriages if all the arrangements for the wedding were completed before one of the partners died, including the fixing of a date. She proved to officials that she and George had been living together since a long time, and that they even shared a bank account. She also provided a photo of the wedding dress she had bought for their wedding. According to French interior ministry officials, around 10 posthumous marriages are carried out every year in France.

  5. Marrying the Eiffel Tower:  Erika La Tour Eiffel, a former soldier who lives in San Francisco, has been in love with lifeless objects before. She was once infatuated with a bow that helped her become a world-class archer. She has also been a fan of the Berlin Wall, but in the end, it is the Eiffel Tower she tied the knot with, in a wedding ceremony attended by a few friends.  She has even legally changed her name.

  6. Virtual bride:  A Japanese man by the name Sal9000, married Nene Anegasaki, a character from a virtual dating game in Guam, where it’s apparently  legal to marry not only inanimate, but also imaginary objects. All those who attended the wedding watched a slide show, and witnessed the kissing ceremony. His wife currently lives in a giant version of the system.

  7. Married to a cow:  On the island of Bali, Ngurah Alit, an 18-year-old villager was forced to marry his neighbour's cow after he claimed she had flirted with him. Even more bizarre is what happened after the ceremony. The boy fainted during the rituals when he was mock drowned and bathed on the beach.

  8. Truckload of love: Maria Griffin, a California resident, had a fetish for the Chrysler Building. Over time, she developed feelings for vehicles, and trucks in particular. She bought one and married 'him' on Valentine's Day and followed it up with a honeymoon to a campsite.

  9. The Joyride:  Amy Wolfe, a carefree New Yorker, had a love affair with an 80 foot amusement park ride that spanned 3,000 rides over 10 years. She's also had relationships with other objects, but finally committed to the 1001 Nachts as her life partner. She told a UK paper after the wedding, "I love him as much as women love their husbands and know we'll be together forever."

  10. Married to a dog: In India’s eastern Jharkhand, villagers ‘married’ off a young girl to a stray dog to ward off an evil spirit. The locals at Munda Dhanda village performed the ceremony as they believe it will overcome any curse that might fall on the family. Interestingly, the girl is free to get married later in life to a man without even seeking a divorce. Superstitions are widespread in India, especially in rural areas where literacy is scarce.

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