In 2015, Brett and Amelia Irwin of Johannesburg, South Africa decided to get married and conquer their travel bucket-list at the same damn time. Instead of spending their £10,000 wedding budget (about $11,200 USD) on a single wedding, the Irwins journeyed to eight different countries to have eight mini-weddings in just one month, instead.
Initially, the couple organized a massive wedding in South Africa, but decided to fly across the globe. Other than the imagined ecstasy of sucking face beneath the Eiffel Tower and clutching sweaty palms at The Great Wall, what changed their minds?
Well, according to BuzzFeed, they desired their own world wedding tour after hearing that Brett's brother was going to get hitched the same year and at the same location. Way to show up the bro, Brett.
Here's their world wedding tour—just eight countries shy of being a Beyoncé Formation tour— respectively:
• South Africa
"We invited whoever wanted to come and everyone got the chance to attend a wedding," Amelia told BuzzFeed.
Amelia’s parents showed up for their England and France weddings, while Brett’s attended the ones in China, Mauritius, and South Africa. And of course, their 5-year-old son was third-wheeling it at all of their weddings.
The last leg of their trip was in their native South Africa. You'd expect them to throw a huge grand finale of a wedding, but they didn't. Amelia expressed that they both "live to travel, and I would far rather spend the money on traveling than on a party for a day."
She also argued that the £10,000 they racked up in travel and wedding expenses "costs less than an average wedding."
All in all, the Irwin family—and the few guests who had to pay for their own drinks to get turnt—had a blast:
We got amazing wedding photos, spent all our wedding money on something just for us. It seemed perfect – the answer to all our problems. No paying for others to eat, drink, party – just spending the wedding money on ourselves and traveling the world! Those who wanted to come could come.
The couple is probably on a plane right now.