Saturday 3 December 2016

Love is in the air at tree wedding

Published 03/07/2015 | 16:26

Bride Colette Gregory walks down the aisle (PA/Go Ape)
Bride Colette Gregory walks down the aisle (PA/Go Ape)

An adventurous couple took their relationship to new heights when they married 40 feet off the ground.

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Martyn Milner and Colette Gregory, from Southampton, wanted a wedding with a difference and decided to exchange vows amid the treetops at Go Ape in Aberfoyle in the Stirling Council district.

The bride had to wear a gown specially tailored to accommodate a safety harness as she made her way along the wooden aisle to meet her groom.

Thirty guests - including their 19-month-old daughter Alice - were seated below to watch the spectacle on Tuesday.

Several joined the wedding party as they tackled zipwires while wearing their finery before heading back down to earth for a champagne toast.

Mr Milner, 37, said: "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 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. "

Ms Gregory, 29, said: "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.

"We will never forget it and I'm pretty sure our family and friends won't either."

Tristam Mayhew, from 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."

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