Couple who have travelled almost 275,000 miles to recreate their wedding in 42 different countries celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary

Pic from Caters News

A bride who has travelled nearly 275,000 miles to be pictured in her wedding dress all over the world, has celebrated her tenth wedding anniversary – ticking more than 40 countries off her wish list.

Pic from Caters News: Jennifer Salvage seen in St Martin, Caribbean.

After tying the knot on Easter Island, Chile, in 2008, Jennifer and Jeff Salvage decided to relive their wedding in as many different locations as possible – creating a series of pictures dubbed ‘One Dress. One Woman. One World’

Over the last ten years the loved-up pair have clocked up 274,747 miles, visiting 42 countries to snap Jennifer in her wedding gown.

Jeff, a professional photographer and university lecturer, has taken romantic pictures in hundreds of exotic locations and to keep her dress looking pristine Jennifer even takes the white gown to the dry cleaners after each trip.

The pair, who have just celebrated their tenth anniversary, have recently visited the UK, stopping for snaps at Giant’s Causeway, Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland and London.

Pic from Caters News: Jennifer Salvage seen at the Madame Tussauds in London

Jennifer, a high school guidance counsellor, said: “Over the ten years, the project has given Jeff and I a common goal.

“It has improved our communication and our ability to read each other.

“Jeff is good at riding the line between pushing me outside my comfort zone without taking things too far.

“We have gotten much more adventurous with the dress over the years as we have evolved but at the same time, we are a little more safety conscious then we used to be.”

The project doesn’t come without risks though. Jennifer has contracted hypothermia twice and has also broken several ribs during her 200th shoot – an indoor skydive in Australia.

PIC BY JEFF SALVAGE / CATERS NEWS: Jennifer Salvage Paragliding in Queenstown, New Zealand

Despite the couple’s vast photo album they show no signs of slowing down with their sights firmly set on the Northern Lights for their next shoot.

Jennifer said: “I was extremely camera shy in the beginning, which is usually quite a surprise to people.

“I felt in some ways like an impostor since people often thought I was actually getting married.

“The fact that people think this project is even more romantic and their warm responses, have made me gradually get more comfortable.

“The number of photos Jeff takes to produce just picture that we publish would certainly shock people.

“Sometimes, he takes well over 100 pictures to get the one.”

PIC BY JEFF SALVAGE / CATERS NEWS – Jennifer Salvage riding on horsebeack through water in the Bahamas

To finance the project the couple travel as cheaply as possible.

Jennifer added: “Often people assume that we are spoiled. While, we are comfortable as two academics, we combine trips with other destinations such as Jeff’s photography of track and field events or volunteering for a charitable organization.

“For a few years we were the on site trainers for the Arthritis Foundation of Canada during their annual trip.

“We fly using frequent flyer miles, we seek economy lodging and usually are self-guided.

PIC BY JEFF SALVAGE / CATERS NEWS: Jennifer Salvage in Paris, France

“Jeff has strong directional skills and I have an aptitude and passion for languages. Relying on the kindness of locals also gets us pretty far.

“We also try to cook some meals and eat where the locals eat.”

Countries the couple have visited:

ARGENTINA

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

BAHAMAS

BOSNIA

BRAZIL

CAMBODIA

CHILE

CHINA

CROATIA

EGYPT,

ENGLAND

FRANCE

GRAND

CAYMAN

GRAND TURK

GREECE

HONDURAS

HUNGARY

ICELAND

ITALY

IRELAND

JAMAICA

JORDAN

MEXICO

NEW ZEALAND

NORTHERN IRELAND

NORWAY

PERU

PORTUGAL

PUERTO RICO

RUSSIA

SCOTLAND

SINGAPORE

SLOVAKIA

SLOVENIA

SPAIN

ST. MARTIN

SWITZERLAND

THAILAND

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

USA

VATICAN