Dispatches, June 1997
By Sarah Horowitz
If there's anything more romantic than a traditional June wedding, it's a June wedding alfresco, vows exchanged beside a gurgling stream or beneath a weeping willow. But how best to find that magical spot? Ever helpful, the World Wide Web offers plenty of options for those who want to tie the knot outdoors. Below, a sampling.
Park by former Parks Warden
|"I'll marry you anywhere ... (almost)."
||"I worked for 22 years involved with mountain rescue, avalanche control, and wildlife management... My old skills sometimes come in handy for ceremonies in remote locations."
|at Fiji's Turtle Island Resort
|"The most romantic spot on Earth."
||"The bride and groom dress in traditional Fijian wedding attire ... made from tree bark."
|in the Magic Kingdom
|"We provide everything but your own Prince Charming."
||"Imagine... [an] intimate gathering with just your family and a few close friends — like Mickey and Minnie or Belle and The Beast — in attendance."
|in Yosemite National Park
|"Very limited parking in all areas"
||"Weddings are not allowed around the base of Sequoia trees. Birdseed or rice may not be thrown. The use of balloons or any other type of decorations will not be authorized. No event or directional signs are allowed. Chairs, tables or other furniture are not allowed. No amplified music
or public address systems are allowed."
|aboard the Lotus Flower by "Rev. Howie" of Hawaii's Above Heaven's Gate
|"NOT affiliated with the infamous 'Heaven's Gate' cult."
||"We will bring along an exotic, gorgeously iridescent red and blue female eclectus parrot from Indonesia and a blue and gold macaw from the Amazon. They both enjoy talking, ringing little wedding bells during the ceremony, partaking in the champagne toast, and posing with the bride and