BRIDE STUNS GUESTS WITH BUNGEE JUMP IN WEDDING DRESS
A dare-devil bride shocked her wedding guests by bungee jumping 130ft from a bridge in a 1950s wedding dress as part of her marriage celebration.
Sarah Wilkinson (nee Bednarek) from Bridge of Cally, Perthshire, only broke the news of her intended leap to stunned family members during the wedding speeches.
Hours later, she plunged 40 metres at 50mph from Garry Bridge near Killiecrankie in a Vintage Rockabilly style wedding dress.
Husband Kev (25), family members and bridesmaids cheered on the new Mrs. Wilkinson from below the bungee jump platform.
They were further enthralled when Sarah (28) decided to plummet again, the second time backwards!
“I like doing different things and there’s nothing better than bungee jumping on your wedding weekend, is there?” said Sarah.
“Kev couldn’t even go near the platform; he’s not an extreme sport fan, but I absolutely loved it. My dress was fine for jumping but I did have to detach the underskirt part in order to leap off the platform!”
The unusual addition to the Wilkinsons’ nuptials arose from a conversation between bride Sarah and staff at the couple’s wedding venue, the Nae Limits Log Cabin in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, which specialises in adventure sports packages such as white water rafting and quad biking.
When a bungee jump from Highland Fling Bungee’s platform at Garry Bridge in bridal regalia was mentioned, the idea stuck in Sarah’s mind.
As a wedding gift, the Nae Limits Log cabin crew decided to purchase the bungee jump for the bride.
“It is the first bungee jump I’ve ever done but I thought, why not?
“We wanted a glen wedding, something a bit quirky, and when the Nae Limits Log Cabin team mentioned bungee jumping with Highland Fling Bungee, that was the icing on the cake.
“It was one of those conversations. All I said was that I would bungee jump in my wedding dress and that was it: I was doing it and there was no way back.”
Returning to terra firma, Sarah and Kev will now take to the water for their honeymoon later this week.
The couple are due to head off to the Norwegian fjords on a cruise ship.
Kate Mason-Strang of the Nae Limits Log Cabin said: “Sarah and Kev make a great couple. Certainly, no one will forget their wedding, for all the right reasons.”
Murray Trail, Managing Director of Highland Fling Bungee said: “Sarah was the first bungee jumper we’ve had in a real wedding dress and it was a special moment. We wish the couple all the best for the future. They’re great sports.”