The credit crunch may be forcing some to rethink their wedding plans, but it was not enough to halt the extravagant celebrations of one daring couple.
Charli Martin and Arthur Tizard opted to tie the knot in style by climbing to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge to exchange their vows.
The duo, who grew up in England but moved to Australia last year, scaled the 134-metre high landmark at the weekend and carried out the ceremony with a bridge guide and photographer acting as witnesses.
"We were enjoying the climb so much we almost forgot that we were actually getting married when we got to the top but as we got higher ... it hit us that we had managed to pull off this crazy dream," said 25-year-old Charli.
However, the newlyweds' celebrations did not end there, with the couple spending the night of the ceremony in a luxury Sydney hotel before embarking on a four-month honeymoon trip around countries including Thailand, Cambodia and Hong Kong.
The daring date follows a report by the Portadown Times which claimed that one anonymous couple had made "tentative enquiries" at a local travel agent about the possibility of getting hitched in space.