We may have heard of the term wild weddings, but there’s a whole new concept when it comes to weird weddings. Call it love or a disease or both, these 8 individuals panning across the globe have found love, and even went on to marry with some of the most unexpected things one can ever imagine. From pillows to video games, this Valentine’s Day, brace yourselves as love gets redefined.
Aaron Chervenak married his cellphone
Aaron Chervenak from Los Angeles, married his cellphone at The Little Vegas Chapel in Nevada in an attempt to make a point about society’s growing devotion to and reliance on their smartphones.
Lee Jin from Korea married a pillow
We all have our favourite pillow that gives us the ultimate comfort in bed. As good as it sounds, Lee Jin made a pillow his wife. The pillow has a girl’s picture on it and is called ‘dakimakura’, which is a large huggable pillow from Japan. The soft bundle even wore a dress at their wedding!
Erika La Tour Eiffel married Eiffel Tower
Best known as the lovers spot in Paris, France. Erika literally made it this global wonder her partner for life and renamed herself as Erika La Tour Eiffel.
Liu Ye of China married himself
Heard of self-love? Well as great as it sounds given how one should put oneself first, this Chinese man went a step ahead and married himself. For a more dramatic effect, he made a cardboard cut-out of himself wearing a lovely red dress. Talk about being narcissistic.
Akihiko Kondo married an animated hologram
Akihiko Kondo spent ¥2 million (£13645.50) on a formal ceremony at a Tokyo hall to Hatsune Miku, an animated 16-year-old hologram with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails. Around 40 guests watched as he tied the knot with Miku, present in the form of a cat-sized stuffed doll.
Amy Wolfe married a fairground ride
New Yorker Amy Wolfe, diagnosed with Asperger syndrome has been in several relationships with different objects and structures. However, she found her true love in a fairground ride called 1001 Nacht, located at Knoebels, an amusement park in Pennsylvania.
Eija-Riitta is married to the Berlin Wall for over 30 years
Eija-Riitta was diagnosed with a condition called Objectum-Sexuality. She fell in love with the wall at the age of 7. Married for over 30 years, she renamed herself as Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer where her surname means Berlin Wall in German.
Japanese man Sal9000 married a Nintendo character
Nintendo has been a love for video game fanatics, but this Japanese man married Nene Anegasaki from ‘Love Plus’ which is a virtual dating game. He had his ceremony in Guam, where it’s legal to marry inanimate and imaginary objects.