Couple Renews Vows with Freezing Cold Polar Bear Plunge

Nothing says ‘I do’ like a polar bear plunge for an Ontario couple who renewed their marriage vows in the icy Trent River. Only Canadians would be this crazy!

When you say “winter wonderland wedding” you do not picture pluging into an icy cold river in minus 10 degree weather. This couple in Cambellford Ontario renewing their vows decided a polar bear plunge would be an electric and fun way to show their love and affection for each other.

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Couple Renewing the Vows in Cambellford Ontario

“I’m praying that the Lord will keep my heart beating,” said Rev. David Stephenson before taking a leap of faith off the frozen shore with the happy couple.

renew-vowsKen and Ginette Dehne tied the knot 20 years ago — in June — but wanted to renew their union with a polar bear plunge in the Trent River.

“Ken had cold feet then, but nothing like he’s going to feel this time,” joked Ginette, 49, who brought her original wedding gown out of cold storage for the occasion.

cold-winter-weddingClad in just a shirt and pants, Stephenson, pastor at the Free Methodist Church, kept the service short: “Five minutes.” I bet the entire wedding party was happy about that!

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