Over the last few years there has been an increasing shift towards more alternative style weddings, and for one CrossFit obsessed couple in the US that trend resulted in a big day with a difference.
Brooklyn-based newlyweds Oliver Drewes and Christina Moore exchanged vows over the weekend in a Californian tennis stadium as they attended the 2016 CrossFit Games.
The couple – who met on a blind date in a New York gym – had considered eloping for the occasion but instead opted for a fitness themed big day when they won an all expenses paid wedding in a Reebok-run social media competition.
The 30-year-old bride told People: "We had such an amazing time at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games that we knew a wedding at the 2016 Games would be nothing short of epic."
"We wanted to elope anyway, so why not in Carson in a stadium full of people who share our values?"
The bride – who wore a white sports bra, tennis skirt, runners and small veil-like headpiece – told InStyle: "I didn't even notice a crowd. My dad talked to me the whole time we were walking [down the aisle], then I just focused on Oliver."
"The crowd was supportive and we were lucky to have friends and family on the stadium floor with us, so we felt loved."
The newlywed admitted she would not have felt comfortable wearing a traditional wedding dress on her big day and so wearing workout gear "only made sense".
According to the Mail Online, the happy couple managed to work CrossFit references into their vows and just in case the occasion conflicted with someone’s cheat day (hate that) the wedding cake was completely paleo.
In fitness and in health…
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