1The bride whose dress was set on fire for the perfect photoshoot
Tel Aviv area photographer Arik Siman-tov had been planning to shoot a photo so “extreme,” nobody would forget it. Then, he says, he was contacted by a bride, Natasha Samuel, who was looking “to do something that hadn’t been done before.” It was a match — as they say — made in heaven.
Together they came up with the idea of lighting the bride’s dress on fire, which she would then extinguish by running into the Mediterranean Sea. In the video below, Siman-tov is seen sparking the fire on the back of the dress and commands Samuel to quickly run into the sea to put it out.
The image is dramatic. Though it looks like her entire back is on fire, the flame never actually touched her back, according to Siman-tov. But it did get frighteningly close [Source]
2The fire that stopped a wedding but contributed to an amazing photoshoot
Photographer Josh Newton captured these dramatic wedding photos in 2014 in Oregon, firefighters came and told everyone they had to be evacuated. However, the wedding coordinator talked the firemen into letting them get married if they did it quickly.
After the ceremony, the couple took the most dramatic wedding photos ever, and the results were amazing.
3The couple who had their wedding photos taken 350 feet up a sheer cliff face
Daredevil photographer Jay Philbrick likes to add a terrifying edge to his photo shoots. He offers willing couples the chance for a portrait session they’ll never forget. his shoots are completely safe.
Philbrick works with his wife, Vicki, on shooting the images. They’ve photographed five couples on the White Mountains cliff face since beginning in 2008 and only once has a bride gotten cold feet. (Source)
4The tornado that served as the best photo backdrop ever
Luckily for the couple, the tornado seen in the pictures was a safe distance away, and the thunderstorms did little more than blow over a tent at the reception.
The photographer, Colleen Niska,posted the pictures to her Facebook page with the caption “I’ve dreamed about a day like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could NOT wait to post these! Pretty sure this will only happen once in my lifetime!” (Source)
5A couple gets amazing white wedding photos after 8 inches of snow fell in one hour
Carly and Chris Atwill were “thrilled” when their big day was hit by a freak blizzard. Eight inches of snow fell during the wedding ceremony at Lartington Hall in Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham on their wedding day, creating a magical winter wonderland.
Wedding photographer Paul Liddement managed to capture some stunning snowy images of the newlyweds and their guests on the grounds of the venue. (Source)
6The hail storm that led to this awesome wedding photo
A massive, sudden hail storm struck Calgary on July 2015. It sent people fleeing for cover. Unfortunately, that was also the wedding day for Helen Knight and Owen Chan.
The wet wedding party rushed to the couple’s house to dry off before dinner. “The boys tossed all of their suits into the dryer and the bridesmaids worked quickly to fix Helen’s hair and blow dry her dress,” said photographer Cassie Molyneux. (Source)
7A rainy day gives a couple a magical wedding photo
Jessica Gower, 30, married Nick on September 2015 in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. She woke up on the day of her wedding to an overcast sky.
She Wanting to capture every memory from the day for the couple, wedding photographer Thomas Stewart asked if they’d pose for some shots in the rain. The result was mind blowing. (Source)
8The newlyweds engulfed by giant wave while posing for photos
Moments after tying the knot on August 2014, Gina Pageot and Sergio Capozzi’s love was put to the test when a giant wave crashed over them as they posed for a sunset snap by the ocean in La Jolla, California.
Wedding photographer Belinda Mayberry, who captured the moment, said she was impressed by the couple’s stamina. ‘They laughed and said ‘screw it, let’s keep going’,” she said. “We were super excited and let them do their thing with the waves!” (Source)