Meet the first couple to get married in Antarctica

Updated: 19 July, 2017 12:24 IST | Agencies | London

In a first, a couple got married in the British Antarctic Territory, with the bride sewing an orange piece of tent on to her dress for her "something old"

Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum. Pic/British Antarctic Survey
Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum. Pic/British Antarctic Survey 

In a first, a couple got married in the British Antarctic Territory, with the bride sewing an orange piece of tent on to her dress for her "something old". Polar field guides Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester got married in sub-zero temperatures in a two-day celebration.

The wedding guests included the couple's 18 colleagues who live and work at the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS). It is the first official wedding to take place on the territory in Adelaide Island. The 34-year-old bride Baumsaid, "Getting married in Antarctica feels like it was meant to be."

"We have always wanted to have a small personal wedding, but never imagined we'd be able to get married in one of the most remote places on Earth," said the 35-year-old groom Sylvester.

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First Published: 19 July, 2017 08:15 IST

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