Polar field guides Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester got married in the British Antarctic Territory this weekend. Neil Spencer/British Antarctic Survey hide caption
toggle caption Neil Spencer/British Antarctic Survey
From one of the coldest places on Earth comes a heartwarming love story.
A pair of polar field guides got married over the weekend at a British research station, and the British Antarctic Survey says it’s the first official wedding in Antarctic territory claimed by the U.K.
The bride, Julie Baum, fashioned the skirt of her dress out of an “old orange pyramid tent,” according to the BAS. The groom, Tom Sylvester, crafted the brass wedding rings at the Rothera Research Station’s metal workshop.
“A two-day celebration, began on Saturday with a champagne breakfast, brought much excitement and joy to the team that is currently living and working in freezing temperatures with limited daylight and 30 miles per hour wind gusting over the station,” the BAS said.
— Antarctic Survey (@BAS_News) July 17, 2017
The couple took