Couple wed while riding world’s tallest roller coaster in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 15 (UPI) — A couple who spent their first date at a North Carolina amusement park held their wedding in a sentimental location — one of the world’s fastest roller coasters.

James Music and Cortni Bryant said they rode the Fury 325 roller coaster at Carowinds more than a dozen times on their first date in spring of 2015, so they decided the ride was the perfect place to hold their nuptials.

The couple said — or, rather, screamed — “I do” just before the coaster’s big drop, and exited the ride to cheers from friends, family and onlookers.

Fury 325, which opened last spring, is the world’s tallest and fastest giga-style coaster, standing 325 feet tall and reaching speeds of 95 mph.

“I’ve never been so happy in my entire life,” the newly-minted Mrs. Music told WCNC-TV. “It’s been a long time coming and to have it done exactly like we imagined and then it’s so much more. It’s like a dream come true honestly. It’s perfect. I was extremely nervous, but what bride isn’t?”

The couple said they discussed a number of wedding venues before landing on the theme park plan.

“We had planned a couple different places, none of them were right for us.” James Music said. “I feel complete. I found my soul mate.”

Minister Robert Hamilton delivered an appropriate introduction James Music wrote before the ceremony.

“Love has its ups and downs, its turns and plunges, but that only makes it stronger,” Hamilton said.

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