This Miami couple are making a splash with their underwater wedding … five miles off the coast of Key Largo.
Kimberly Triolet and Jorge Rodriguez swam 25 feet below the water’s surface, to wed beside an iconic statue called “Christ of the Deep.”
“To be able to get married at the Christ statue on the 50th anniversary is amazing and we’ll for sure be coming back for our 50th anniversary to dive it again.” said Kimberly.
A notary public in scuba gear officiated the ceremony using a special underwater slate with their vows written on it. A special camera made it possible for friends and other divers aboard a boat to witness the ceremony. And from the looks of it, a few fish witnessed the vows too.
“Pictures cannot just describe how pretty it is, and it’s something definitely that should be on everybody’s bucket list to see.” said Kimberly.
There is a 9-foot-tall bronze Christ of the Deep; as you can see in the photos and video above that was submerged on August 25, 1965. It has became a symbol for Key Largo’s John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America’s first underwater preserve created in 1960.