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Asheville couple ziplines into their wedding ceremony

Lauren and Ben Youngkin zipline into their Asheville wedding ceremony. (Sept. 28, 2013/FOX Carolina) Lauren and Ben Youngkin zipline into their Asheville wedding ceremony. (Sept. 28, 2013/FOX Carolina)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Who needs something borrowed and something blue, when there's adventure and a grand entrance that's very new?

"I do's" came a bit untraditionally this weekend in Asheville, for a couple who wanted to use their unique interests to make guests and each other smile extra wide on their wedding day.

Instead of a garter belt, she wore rainbow socks and a harness. He wasn't suited in just a vest and tie, but a helmet and carabineers.

Lauren and Ben Youngkin tied the knot at the Crown Plaza in Asheville, but instead of just walking down the aisle, they took a zipline into the ceremony.

Lauren called her husband, "The sweetest, most funny, loving person I've never met in my entire life." 

"We just have a great time together," she said.

Ben said Lauren is his best friend and, "The most fun."

Friends and family were excited for whatever surprises the couple had in store for them, including friend Cameron Vest, who called the couple, "Very eccentric."

"Ziplining isn't omnipresent in our life, but, we have a good time. We like to laugh, and we like for everyone else to laugh, too. At our expense," joked Ben.

"The most important thing about the wedding, we wanted people to come away from the wedding and say that was one of the most fun times I've ever had," said Lauren.

And even through a minor zipline hiccup, the couple walked smoothly and calmly down the aisle, said their vows, and celebrated their first night together.

"It's all about fun and laughter and love and happiness, for sure!," said Leslie Scannell, Lauren's sister.

Ben described their adventuresome entrance as "a blast." He said they were pumped with adrenaline.

"Adrenaline is a great thing, it also is terrifying, but this is a great thing!"

Click here to watch raw video of their zipline entrance, the bride's view as she zip-lined in and their wedding ceremony.

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