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I love when brides push the envelope. A little rock n’ roll, a little rebellion. So much personality.

Case in point: Amanda and Ben were wed at the Bay Pointe Inn in Shelbeyville, Michigan.

And, as part of their “big finale” the two decided to take the plunge. Right into wakeboarding. Amanda in her gown and Ben wearing his full suit.  Don’t believe me?

Images courtesy of k. holly photography

For one, I suck at wakeboarding, so this would never happen. But, it does make me wish we were getting married in the mountains so the Pilot and I could snow ski/snowboard in our attire. Would be fun!

And, kudos to Kristen for capturing these photos!


  1. So fun! We’re getting married on a golf course. I’m hoping we can take a few swings in our get-up.

  2. naom
    9:36 am on July 26th, 2010

    Brit this is super cool!

  3. Possibly the greatest summer cool down ever!

  4. Wow. I can honestly say I’ve never seen this before. Great idea, especially with the heat waves we’ve been having. Thanks for bringing this to us!

  5. I’m going to need a LOT more practice at wakeboarding before attempting this…but Justin certainly would be excited about the thought of this…

  6. Mrs T
    11:21 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Best photos!

  7. Thanks for featuring this awesome couple! They were such a blast, all day. Seriously best.day.ever!!!

  8. amy
    12:28 pm on August 5th, 2010

    This is just incredible!! Good for them!!