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