Immediately after her reception back in September, bride Alex Bigler decided to jump into a lake while still wearing her Sachin + Babi wedding gown. Bigler’s new husband, Alex Schiller, even gave her the big push.
Bigler rested at the front of the “blob” – a giant inflatable that floats on water – while Schiller cannonballed onto the back, catapulting his bride into the air and right into the water.
The incredible incident was caught on camera.
“I wasn’t about to let our guests have all the fun,” Bigler told INSIDER.
She also explained that it was both her and Schiller’s idea to make the jump at Cedar Lakes Estate in the Hudson Valley. The two – who met seven years ago through a mutual friend – looked “at each other that Sunday morning, and said ‘this seems like a great morning for a blob, don’t you think.'”
Bigler said her dress “held up well,” but it still needed a trip to the dry cleaners.
“I wanted to maximise the amount of time and fun I had with my dress,” she said, “and this definitely did the trick.”
While most of her wedding guests expected and loved the jump, Bigler said some thought they “were nuts” and that there were some “expletives.”
Bigler said that leaping into the lake wasn’t the only quirky thing she did during her wedding weekend. She also pranked Schiller by wearing a fish hat and pajamas instead of her wedding dress when they were having their “first look.”
“After the most amazing weekend ever, blobbing on Sunday was a no-brainer. Literally launching our way into married life,” Bigler told “Good Morning America.” “I thought flying through the air was the only real way to show off my Sachin + Babi dress (which not only looked awesome but acted as a parachute of sorts!) Just kidding.”
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