Couple Gets Hitched Around the World With 38 Weddings | NECN

Couple Gets Hitched Around the World With 38 Weddings



    It's going to be tough for this couple's honeymoon to top their weddings.

    Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard didn't want the average wedding, so they packed their bridal dress and suit and left on a world tour. They've held ceremonies at locations around the world — in front of waterfalls and aqueducts, in an ancient temple, with a giraffe -- taking eye-catching pictures at each one.

    The Los Angeles couple had gotten married 21 times as of Saturday, March 21, and they plan on tying the knot 17 more times before May 2, Platt said.

    The icing on their wedding cake: They say that getting married around the world has saved them money, compared to the traditional, one-day affair.

    The average American wedding costs more than $31,000, according to a recent survey conducted by wedding publication The Knot. Despite traveling to six continents, the couple said their trip to six continents cost less.

    "It has been amazing talking to others who see the world the same way and are so excited to create their own wedding experience," the couple said in an e-mail to NBC4.

    To the bride, Rhiann Woodyard, the most memorable ceremony so far was being married in India's centuries-old Ajanta Caves, a Buddhist temple carved into a mountain.

    "It is such a surreal experience," Woodyard said in an e-mail.

    For Platt, it was "riding camels across the sand, then standing in the ancient Egyptian desert and marrying the love of my life in front of the pyramids of Giza."

    Both professional acrobats, Woodyard and Platt met at a gathering for acrobatics enthusiasts, the couple told Buzzfeed.

    Their registry, posted on, doesn't consist of the usual pots, pans, plates and dishware -- instead, they listed elephant rides, a Spanish hot-air balloon ride, snorkeling and flights to every corner of the globe.

    Couples from around the world have reached out after hearing about their decision, they told NBC4.

    And while they caution that their wedding isn't right for everyone, they believe every couple should think about what would make a wedding perfect for them.

    "If you are open to changing tradition and exploring other options, you can absolutely create (and afford) the perfect wedding for YOU," said the couple, who signed their e-mail CheeRhi.

    The couple does plan a ceremony for their immediate family in Big Bear, a small mountain-top town near LA.

    "Nothing will change with the wedding itself, but we can't wait to share it with our family," they said.