A Wakayama Prefecture couple tied the knot 13 meters underwater June 29.
36 year-old diving instructor Yasuko Emoto proposed the unusual ceremony for the couple, which was attended by 30 diving certified friends and approximately 8000 mackerel.
The happy couple sealed their vows in front of some guy in a suit – they couldn’t find a diving certified priest – with an enthusiastic “glub glub glub glub!” and the internationally recognized diving signal for “OK.”
While an underwater ceremony presents numerous logistical difficulties, there are certainly perks: rain can’t really ruin a wedding that’s already submerged in 13 meters of saltwater, and there’s no need for the bride to fuss with her hair.
We can only imagine what beach sunbathers thought when the procession emerged from the sea post-wedding looking like the cast of The Little Mermaid.