Friday, March 16, 2007

Couple Who Plan to Wed On Iceberg ... Find Their Plans Melt Away

Now this is cold .... : )

A Dunedin couple who were planning to get married on an iceberg off the east coast of New Zealand, have had their plans put on ice.

The helicopter pilot who was due to fly Bridget Byers and Donald Wyatt, as well as a marriage celebrant, to one of the icebergs; says the job is now too risky as the icebergs are slowly thawing as they move north.

He says it would be hard to find a safe place to land.

It also seems there may have been legal difficulties. New Zealand law requires people to be within 12 nautical miles of the coast to be married legally, and the closest iceberg is at least twice that distance from the coast. (source)