Pierre and Jennyfer are going to get married… underwater: “I will be in a suit, a real one, of course I will be soaked afterwards”, the future groom tells us (PHOTOS)

Pierre and Jennyfer are going to get married… underwater: “I will be in a suit, a real one, of course I will be soaked afterwards”, the future groom tells us (PHOTOS)
Pierre and Jennyfer are going to get married… underwater: “I will be in a suit, a real one, of course I will be soaked afterwards”, the future groom tells us (PHOTOS)

It’s more fun than a classic wedding!” This Thursday, Pierre and Jennyfer, a couple in their thirties living in Drogenbos on the outskirts of Brussels, will get married. But while some opt for rural farmhouses, castles or even sunny beaches, this couple chose an even more unusual place to say yes: underwater! “It was obvious!”Pierre happily explains to us.

It must be said that the Drogenbossois are real scuba diving enthusiasts. In their free time, they explore careers. And when they go on vacation, this adventure sport often dictates the destinations. It is also in this context that Jennyfer asked for Pierre’s hand in November 2022.

”I was really surprised. She made the request in the Red Sea”, the fiancé explains to us. “She found a ring and a box there.”

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Around 80 guests take the plunge

Every wedding involves a mountain of preparations. But saying yes underwater implies “a pretty crazy organization” in addition. After looking at several locations, the couple finally decided on Todi in Beringen (Limburg). A vast pool with thousands of fish… and above all portholes. “Those who do not dive will still be able to attend the ceremony.”

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But a good part of the guests will nevertheless jump into the water at the same time as the bride and groom. “We converted several friends to diving for the wedding. My mother, who has a phobia of water, will also be with us. It’s a big effort for her.”

In total, there will be 80 in the water for the ceremony surrounded by more than 2,000 fish. 80 other guests will be “dry behind the portholes”.

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A real suit, a real dress

For the ceremony, everything is thought out down to the smallest detail. Special aquatic bouquet, specialized photographer, prepared choreography… Sound will be played underwater using a specific sound system, and everything will be rebroadcast outside. People will also be able to speak using a specific mask. Once the wedding rings have been brought by two mermaids, the bride and groom will say yes to each other using diving signals: the famous OK marked with the thumb and index finger.

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As for clothing, putting on simple swimsuits or jumpsuits for this solemn moment is out of the question. “We wanted to keep traditional codes. I will be in a costume: a real one. Of course I’ll be soaked afterwards (laughs). So I have a second one for the rest of the day”, explains the future groom. Jennyfer for her part will have a specific dress, made to be worn underwater. “As tradition dictates, I haven’t seen it yet: it will be a surprise”tells us the future groom.

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