2People1Life: 49 weddings around the world

If you were intrigued by our previous post about how a bride traveled to 19 countries with her wedding gown over 5 years (click here if you missed it), this tale about a couple renewing their vows for 49 times now (and counting…) while globe-trotting will similarly interest you.

(All photos taken from 2People1Life)

Alex and Lisa are the adventurous duo behind this seemingly crazy travel project called 2People1Life. For the past 3 years, the British couple, who became lovers after being friends for a long time, have been to 49 destinations where they would have a wedding according to local customary at each place.

Their most recent wedding was held on June-16 at the location where the globe-trotting pair called as “one of the most romantic places on earth – Aix-en-Provence, France.

“Why get married at so many places?” You must be wondering.

Well, according to Alex, here’s the reason: “We decided we were going to emigrate to Australia from England, and before we settled there, we’d do some traveling. We decided to write a blog about unique places to get married around the world. In England it’s quite restrictive; you have to get married inside a registered building. Then we came up with the idea: How could we really write about this without experiencing these ceremonies firsthand?”

So, the traveling began. With ‘Peggy’, a van they had bought in Canada, Alex and Lisa’s road trip started in Vancouver and ended up driving through Brazil as well as the entire length of America in nearly 15 months!

Now, well into the second leg of their trip where they’ve previously shipped ‘Peggy’ over to England, Alex and Lisa will be attempting to go across Europe, then drive through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, up to China and down to Singapore! After which, they will ship their van to Australia which is their final destination and where they will finally decide upon their favorite wedding place and head back there to be finally legally married.
Wedding No.39: In Scotland, which is one of the most memorable weddings for Alex, as the ceremony was held very close to the town where Alex’s father came from.

Wedding No.28: A voodoo wedding in New Orleans.

Wedding No.21: A traditional Andean wedding in Peru.

While the journey sounds all fun and romantic, driving around in a van is no easy feat. For Alex, finding somewhere safe to rest for the day as well as dealing with breakdowns have been most challenging.

For Lisa however, the trip has been about learning how to communicate beyond the comfort zone of the English language. “We’re in the van and off the beaten path. We expected people to speak a bit of English, and we got to Mexico and not a word of English and we didn’t have a word of Spanish. You just have to muddle through, and it’s exhausting to ask for directions. We’re very good at sign language.”

While some would say there is no definite perfect place for a wedding, we think that Alex and Lisa are two adventurous souls who have embarked on a most amazing trip to not only see places, but also learn and interact with people from the various cultures we have in this world we live in.

If you can’t get enough of their adventures (cos we can’t and simply can’t wait to read about what they will be doing in Singapore!), simply follow Alex and Lisa at 2people1life.com or facebook.com/2people1life!