'He's very handsome, he's strong and sturdy and I thought, yes, this is someone I can really connect with, and who I feel can give me some grounding.' the Australian woman said.
Well, you know what they say love is blind and it knows no boundaries? This woman from Australia has taken the age-old adage to another level, thanks to her bizarre wedding with a bridge. Yes, you read that perfectly right!
And if you think it can't get any weird, wait there's more! It all happened with experimental musician Jodi Rose, from Sydney, who felt so in love with the ‘strong and sturdy’ bridge that she decided to get married in a ‘fairy-tale’ wedding ceremony. As reported by 7 News Australia.
Jodi Rose, originally from Sydney, married Le Pont du Diable - which translates to 'The Devil's Bridge' - on the Tech River in Ceret, southern France in 2013. https://t.co/6leITpYBqR— Sandie Foster (@sandiekim1973) May 20, 2019
The Devil's bridge, which is a 14th century stone bridge in the south of France, is one of those rare times when the bride is quite literally standing on the groom."It felt beautiful," she recalls. "It felt really, really exciting. I was really quite nervous. I felt like a bride. I got to have my princess wedding day."
She also mentioned how she was extremely attracted to her husband whom she encountered while recording a music project in France. The bridge which is called Le Pont du Diable is almost 600 years old but that did not stop her from saying ‘I do’.
"I put a ring on it, baby... I mean you've seen him, he's very handsome, he's strong and sturdy and I thought, yes, this is someone I can really connect with, and who I feel can give me some grounding. He makes me feel connected to the earth and draws me to rest from my endless nomadic wanderings. He is fixed, stable, rooted to the ground, while I am nomadic, transient, ever on the road," she said.
And if you are wondering what happened at the wedding -- don't worry we have all the details. It was attended by 14 guests, and one of them was the mayor of the neighboring town of Saint-Jean-de-Fos. Jodi adorned a traditional white wedding dress and even exchanged rings with her new husband. However, as you might have figured The Devil's Bridge doesn't have a finger, (obviously) so Jodi was able to wedge a custom-made wedding band on the stone structure.
"He gives me a safe haven, brings me back to ground myself, and then lets me go again to follow my own path, without trying to keep me tied down or in thrall to his needs or desires. I am devoted to him. He understands that I love other bridges - and men - ours is a love that embraces the vagaries of life, as materialised in the swirling currents of the river that flows beneath his magnificent body."
"The Devil's Bridge is everything I could desire in a husband - sturdy, trustworthy, sensual, kind and handsome," she concluded.
Jodi falling in love with a bridge is quite common across the world. There are many people who feel a physical and romantic attraction towards inanimate objects and this is called objectophilia. Jodi has told people that although her love might seem a bit unconventional, it is important to keep an open mind and accept other people’s sexuality.
Well, here’s wishing Jodi and her husband many happy years of married life together!