Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dafuq?! Florida woman marries 100-year-old tree in hopes of saving it from being cut down

A 100-year-old ficus tree that stands as a focal point of a local park in Fort Myers, Florida, now has a bride. 

Karen Cooper, 60, wed the tree during a community event on March 24 at the Snell Family Park as part of a neighborhood effort to save the tree from being cut down, according to ABC News.

Cooper said she was inspired by stories of women in Mexico who wed trees to protest deforestation. 

As many as 80 people from the neighborhood came out to the ceremony and there was music, flowers, and food, Cooper said. 

The bride was walked down a makeshift aisle to stand in front of the tree by her maid of honor and friend, Ann Cason, and her ring bearer, a dog named Little Bear. Though there was no actual ring or priest present, the vows were read by the event's disc jockey and the community celebrated with tree-decorated wedding cake. 

"We all stood there, made a vow to protect the tree, then cake and mimosas," Cooper said about the ceremony. "It was tree-mondous."

I didn't even know you could marry a tree! 

But, what if the tree didn't want to get married? Maybe she should just "leaf" the tree alone. Lol!! 



[Source: ABC News]
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