September 26, 2016

Underground Wedding

A lot of brides I talk with want something different. They want to express their individual personalities on their wedding day and do something their friends haven't done and in a location their friends and family haven't experienced. I stumbled upon a unique wedding location on summer vacation. My family and I visited Luray Caverns, which is in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, about 90 minutes from Washington, DC.
It's a huge cave discovered by local men in 1878. The underground cave system is full of stalactites and stalagmites, which are columns rising from the floor of a cave, or hanging from the roof formed of calcium salts deposited by dripping water.

During the tour, the guide mentioned that they host weddings. I immediately said to my husband, "this would be a really cool place to get married!"(Literally and figuratively. I wore a jacket the entire one hour tour.) 
Luray Caverns Facebook Page
Luray Caverns Website
The weddings happen in the evening after public tours, right next to the Great Stalacpipe Organ. It is the world's largest natural instrument and was completed in 1957. For about three years the inventor tapped on more than 3,000 formations to find perfect musical notes and came up with 37 different notes. The organ sounds like a xylophone when rubber mallets tap the formations.
Luray Caverns Facebook page
This seems like the perfect place for a couple that enjoys history, nature and adventure. The caverns are truly a feast for your eyes. I shot a little video while on the tour to give you a sense of what it's like underground.

In addition to getting married in a cave, you can also take advantage of the other parts of the Luray Caverns property like the barn, the church and the grounds. Get more details here.  

We snapped this photo right after exciting the cave. The background is gorgeous. To me, mountains are the best! 
Did you get married in a unique location or attend a wedding in a unique location? Tell me about it in the comments below. 

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  1. Wow, it is just incredible idea for a marriage ceremony! My imagination would not have sufficed for such an idea, let alone implement it but anyway thank you so much for posting it. I nedd to discuss idea with my bride Olga, she is from Ukraine, we have met each other at I hope she will like this idea of wedding!

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