08/20/2014 12:08 EDT | Updated 08/20/2014 12:59 EDT

These Couples Braved Danger For Their Wedding Photos, And It Sure Paid Off

Whether it's braving the winds of a tornado, the harsh smoke of a wildfire or getting up close and personal with exotic animals, some couples -- and photographers -- are willing to do whatever it takes to create incredible wedding photos.

Below, 16 brides and grooms who weren't afraid to walk on the wild side to immortalize their big day.

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