Couple vow to get ‘married’ in every country they visit and have had five weddings in just over two years
One travel-mad couple has decided that one wedding just wasn’t enough and have vowed to get ‘married’ in every country they visit together.
Most see a wedding as a once-in-a-lifetime event but globe-trotting couple, Gustavo Bogomolni and Fanny Perez, have decided to repeat the celebration of their love over and over again.
Gustavo, 45, from Argentina, and Fanny, 39, from Mexico, met four years ago. Two of their children went to the same school and they were both chaperones on a school trip to New York and hit it off straight away.
The pair who currently live together in Miami, US, first tied the knot on a beach just over two years ago on the Turks and Caicos islands.
Since then, they have ‘married’ another four times with ceremonies spanning India, USA, Antigua and Norway.
Their first wedding was a surprise for Fanny, as a beach wedding was something she’d always dreamed of.
Their second wedding was an traditional Hindu wedding held in Jaipur, India. Before the ceremony could take place, Fanny needed to follow the Hindu ritual of being ‘adopted’ as a daughter by a guide family.
Around 70 guests attended the colourful, traditional Hindu ceremony, conducted by a Brahmin priest, most of which were members or friends of their guide family.
Incredibly, they also found a taylor who handmade their wedding clothes in just one day.
Gustavo, a real estate developer, said: “It was magical to spend more than two hours with the guide family before the wedding, preparing the bride with Henna.
“We also went through Jaipur on a horse and carriage. There was a huge orchestra just for us.
“I said to Fanny when we started dating that I loved her so much that I want to get married in every place in the world.”
Their third wedding was held in Miami, where they both met and currently live. It was a religious celebration with all their closest family and friends present.
This was especially special for the couple as they both have children from their previous marriages – Fanny has three girls and Gustavo two boys – who were all in attendance.
Fanny said: “We are grateful parents. Our kids love each other and love our relationship. They call us ¨the crew¨.
“We have found a perfect way to be in our routine, be parents full time, and also have these unforgettable moments together, travelling and loving on a very high level.”
For their fourth wedding they chose another beach wedding on the Antigua Islands and for their most recent wedding, the two travelled to Gudvangen, Norway to participate in a traditional viking wedding.
They shunned anything conventional, with the usual flowers or guests nowhere to be seen. It was just them and some vikings, making it as close to a traditional medieval wedding as possible.
British photographer Paul Edmundson was also present to capture a series of breathtaking snaps.
Fanny and Gustavo are pictured in traditional garments and cloaks with the full, gloomy beauty of the Norwegian Naerøyfjord fjords, a world heritage site, as their backdrop.
After the ceremony, which was led by a heavily-bearded Viking, they enjoyed a hearty feast of cheeses, meats and bread.
Paul said: It was a beautiful occasion made even better with the gloomy fog and rain clouds over the fjord that day. The two must have trembled with trepidation as they were wrist bound together.
“We have a strong Viking culture in this region with several medieval sites. It is not uncommon to spot real life Vikings passing by.”
The next wedding is already planned and will be held in the Sahara desert, Morocco, in December. They are planning to celebrate it amongst Bedouins – a seminomadic group inhabiting deserts who herd camels and goats.
They will spend their wedding night in a tent.
Gustavo said: ” Each wedding had magical moments and feelings. The real one was more sensitive and special, shared with our nearest. But the Indian one was incredible, because we were right in the middle of millenary Indian culture.”
“We are very idealist about the love and really believe in it. We enjoy the adventure and travel. Even before we knew each other, we travelled a lot.
“For us, to know the world and express our love is something that makes this experience of life worthwhile the most.”
LIST OF WEDDINGS IN ORDER
1- Turks & Caicos Islands, May 2013
2-Jaipur, India September 2013
3- Miami Beach, Florida, USA, February 2014
4-Antigua Island, December 2014
5- Naerøyfjord, Norway August 2015