Couple to say 'I do' 50 times

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 09:34 hrs

London: A couple from Britain, who has said "I do" 29 times at this point but are not yet officially married, will finally tie the knot in 2014 after selecting their favourite spot from all the places they visited.

Last June, Lisa Gant and Alex Pelling of Manchester, England, embarked on a mission to travel the world and tie the knot in every one of more than 50 locales they plan to visit as part of their extraordinary plan to raise money for UNICEF.

This Saturday, the traditional Southern wedding, complete with a horse-drawn carriage and a big poufy princess gown, took place on Litchfield Plantation in Myrtle Beach.

According to the Myrtle Beach Sun News, although the couple keep getting hitched, they are not legally married. They said their journey to wedded bliss will end sometime in 2014 when they pick their favourite spot of all the places visited and make their union official.

The Saturday ceremony was just the first wedding the lovebirds will have in Myrtle Beach. The couple plan to stay in the area for five days, and each day the two will exchange vows.

Gant and Pelling's over-the-top wedding plans attracted worldwide attention along with vendors eager to help the couple along on their journey in exchange for publicity.

As the two hop from country to country and from continent to continent in search of the perfect spot to officially say "I do", Gant and Pelling are spending no more than 60 dollars a day in gas money to fuel up a quarter-century-old camper they affectionately call "Peggy" in honour of the bride's 93-year-old grandmother.

To save money they avoid hotels, shower every couple of days at camp sites and cook most of their meals themselves.

Everywhere they go venues, dress makers, bakeries, DJs and florist are happy to donate their services in the hopes that the exposure will boost local tourism and attract more customers.

The couple met more than a decade ago, but their romance got off to a rocky start because the two were in relationships with other people at the time. They parted ways but reconnected three years later and have been inseparable ever since.

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