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Grant Engler and his new wife, Amanda Engler, celebrate at their wedding ceremony which they arrived for in jet pack suits Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 in Newport Beach. The 25-year-old former wedding planner from Grand Rapids, Mich., says she wanted a unique ceremony. So the couple donned the (Canadian) $90,000 (C72,000) contraptions on their backs, along with a wetsuit for the groom and white board shorts and a rash-guard shirt for the bride. The jet packs from Jetlev Southwest helped the couple hover a few feet above the water, to the cheers of their wedding guests. Everything went smoothly, except for a kayaker who capsized during the newlyweds' first dance on the water. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Here comes the bride, all dressed in a jet pack that’s zipping down a California beach.

Amanda Volf and Grant Engler donned water-powered packs Thursday to be married in Newport Beach.

The 25-year-old former wedding planner from Grand Rapids, Mich., says she wanted a unique ceremony. So the couple donned the $90,000 contraptions on their backs, along with a wetsuit for the groom and white board shorts and a rash-guard shirt for the bride.

The jetpacks from Jetlev Southwest helped the couple hover a few feet above the water, to the cheers of their wedding guests.

Everything went smoothly – except for a kayaker who capsized during the newlyweds’ first dance on the water.


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