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23 Completely Insane Valentine's Day Weddings

Love is just a socially acceptable form of insanity.

Every year on Valentine's Day, couples all across the world take the opportunity to finally tie the knot...

... some just get a little bit carried away.

1. Like this terrifying "adventure-themed" wedding in Thailand.

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Complete with pirate actors who chase the couples across an obstacle course of treachery and fear. William Timhede and his new bride, Napatsawan Timhede, are chased by an actor at their Prachinburi province wedding in 2012.

2. ... which happens EVERY YEAR BTW.

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Three newlywed couples run amid a tribe of goats and away from a gigantic flower ball, reminiscent of an Indiana Jones movie.

3. Or this wedding, officiated in a bathtub full of hot chocolate.

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On Valentines day in 1995, Cheryl Minikes and Matthew Mandell from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, take the ultimate St. Valentine's Day plunge by getting married in a bathtub full of hot chocolate at a boutique in New York City.

4. Try exchanging vows moments before a death-defying roller coaster jets off.

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Newlyweds Henry and Kimberly Yamada scream in sheer terror, along with their best man and maid of honor, as they are flipped upside down on the Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, California. Three other couples also got married that Valentine's Day on other roller coasters at the park.

5. Or being snow blasted in the middle of a blizzard!

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In 2013, eighty-eight couples gathered in a blizzard atop of a Colorado mountain to get married on Valentine's Day, as part of the 22nd Annual "Marry Me & Ski Free Mountaintop Matrimony" event at the Loveland Ski Area.

6. How about submerged underwater with an audience of sea turtles?

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Aquarist James Oliver slips a ring onto Kathryn O'Connor's finger while a giant green turtle swims past during an underwater blessing on Valentine's Day in the London Aquarium, 2011.

7. Then there are others who'd prefer a more comfortable engagement... like at McDonald's.

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Kelvin Kwong and Ashley Tse kiss during a Valentines day engagement party at a McDonald's fast food restaurant in Hong Kong, 2010. Thrown as a surprise by groom Kelvin, the function was the first of its kind for McDonald's, who hopes that their 'Wedding Party' will appeal to couples looking for a bride with their Big-Mac.

8. Or maybe their local swimming pool.

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Couples get married inside a public pool during a mass wedding on Valentine's Day 2013 in Lima, Peru. Over 200 couples participated in a community civil marriage organized by the municipality of Comas, northeast of Lima.

9. And we can't forget about the puppy love.

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This just-married puppy pair pose for pictures in Hong Kong, 2007. A shopping mall in the region held a mass wedding ceremony for pets on the eve of Valentine's Day, with the dogs making an oath of marriage by stamping paw prints on a wedding certificate.

10. Or these unconventional animal kingdom couples.

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Newlyweds Gook, a rooster, and Brown, a hen, pose with fellow newlyweds, rabbits Fufu and Blao, after their wedding ceremonies marked the 2003 Valentine's day in Bangkok, Thailand.

11. And this super cute pony pair!

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Camels watch on as an employee of Royev Ruchey Zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk feeds treats to newlywed ponies, Silver and Zorka. Employees of the zoo arranged a wedding between the ponies to mark Valentine's Day 2013.

12. Some Valentine's couples prefer a little target practice during their ceremony.

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Reverend "Jimmy Mac" McNamara, also known as the Pistol Packing Preacher, shares a laugh with Ted and Tanya Morris just after the two took their wedding vows and fired guns at the Las Vegas Guns and Ammo Garage in 2013. That year, the shooting range and gun store offered free vow renewals and wedding ceremonies by McNamara throughout the day.

13. And even some competitive cardio.

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Women in wedding gowns participate in a brides' race event organized by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Qixi Festival in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, 2013. The Qixi Festival, also known as the Double Seven Festival, falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar and is considered the Chinese version of Valentine's Day.

14. There are some weddings that verge towards the creepy side.


Groom Bunthawee Siengwong puts a centipede in his mouth as he poses for a picture with his bride Kanchana Ketkaew during their wedding ceremony in Pattaya city, Thailand. In 2002, Kanchana set a world record for spending 32 days in a glass cage with 3,400 scorpions, while Bunthawee set a Thai record for enduring 28 days with 1,000 centipedes.

15. Some that are six feet under.

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Pichaya Tantip and her partner Phatrnaya Kamploy lie inside a pink coffin during their wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok. Couples believe that laying briefly in the coffin will get rid of bad luck and usher happiness into their lives.

16. And others who prefer their wedding on the casual side... on ice of course!

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Newlyweds Amanda and Matthew Self from Round Lake Beach, Illinois, kiss on the ice at Chicago's Millennium Park after their Valentines Day wedding in 2002. Amanda and Matthew were chosen to be the lucky bride and groom for the 9th Annual Wedding On Ice program by the Mayors Office of Special Events, part of Chicago's Winter Delights.

17. Or 1,250 feet over New York City, atop of the Empire State Building!

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Bride Veronica Vizcaino and groom Gustavo Espinal pose with their wedding party on the 86th Floor Observatory of the Empire State Building in New York City, 2014. The only day that couples are able to marry at the Empire State Building is on Valentine's Day.

18. Even courtside during a 76ers game!

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Seventy-six couples kiss after exchanging or renewing wedding vows during halftime of the Utah Jazz-Philadelphia 76ers game in Philadelphia in 2002. It was the fifth season that the team has hosted this Valentine's Day event.

19. Then there are some who opt for convenience, like this mass wedding for 550 couples in Nicaragua.

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Brides line up next to their grooms before a mass wedding in Managua, Nicaragua, in 2013. A public square in Nicaragua had become an improvised wedding chapel for 550 couples who took their marriage vows on Valentine'€™s Day.

20. or this wedding for 1,500 couples in the Philippines...

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Philippine grooms and brides line up to have their portrait taken before a mass Valentine's Day wedding ceremony in the Caloocan City suburb of Manila, Philippines, in 2010. More than 1,500 couples took part in the free ceremony that was officiated by the city's mayor.

21. This one for 1,690 couples in Mexico City!

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A couple pose for a picture during a mass wedding at Zocalo square in Mexico City, 2015. According to local media, at least 1,690 couples tied the knot during a mass wedding that was organized by the local government as part of Valentine's Day celebrations.


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Newly married couples hold up their marriage license after a mass wedding in Ciudad Juarez, 2012.

23. But can anything be as cute as this hedgehog wedding in Peru? Probably not.

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A hedgehog wearing a bridal veil is seen next to her groom in 2015, after making a paw print on a pets wedding certificate during Valentine's Day celebrations organized by a local municipality in Lima, Peru.