Every couple wants to make their wedding day unique and memorable for life. Sissy James and Eshli Shmider from California did it to the fullest! After months of training and three weeks of heavy mountain climbing they exchanged marriage vows on top of the world - Mount Everest. All while traveling the bride and groom accompanied by specially hired a wedding photographer who filmed their every move.
35-year-old James Sissi and 32-year-old Eshli Shmider planned their honeymoon for a year. They had a lot of training to withstand the hardest three-week mountain hike, and, eventually, to exchange rings and vows of conjugal basic mountaineering camp on Everest, at a height of over 5,000 meters.
Adventurous trained hard for several months. Sam climb to base camp took about three weeks. Fortunately, extreme athletes did not go to the very top - the deadly trek requires a much more serious training.
"We have long thought, and decided that traditional wedding - it's not for us, - says Ashley. - We had a great attitude to family and friends, but still decided to run away from everyone and arrange a fabulous honeymoon. We both adore hiking, went to the mountains to an altitude of 3000 meters, but we knew that a three-week path to the base camp on Mount Everest will be harder than all, through what we already had a chance to go through. "
Despite the unusual ceremony, James and Ashley in a tuxedo an elegant white dress looked quite traditional for a wedding. Filming the ceremony, as well as the entire trip, we were charged Charlton Churchill photographer, specializing in shooting unusual wedding ceremonies.
Not every bride would agree to change the day of the wedding elegant shoes on rough mountain boots!
Snow on the top of Mount Everest is very in tune with the wedding dress of the bride.
The ceremony took place at the base camp where climbers begin the final group of roll to the top of Mount Everest.
The ceremony ended with a passionate kiss on a background of icy mountain peaks.
It turns out, the snow-capped mountains - a great background for wedding photos!
"I wanted to shoot the whole story, - says photographer Charlton Churchill. - weddings, travel, pain and happiness, fatigue and effort, and all this - against the background of their love. But most of all I wanted to capture the contrast between the eternal frightening beauty of the mountains and the small, fragile sense of love, tied the two men."
Beginning of the road: after a year of preparation and James Ashley flying to Nepal.
To reach the target point, the pair took a major mining equipment.
But in the day of marriage, James and Ashley transformed, taking the form of this bride and groom.
The harsh environment of base camp is in stark contrast with the grace of wedding dresses.
Frame worthy of James Bond: a wedding dress and with a backpack couple rise to the waiting helicopter.
No doubt, James and Ashley will remember their wedding day life!