Couple jump-start married life - with a 40 metres bungee plunge

Ross Basham, 33, and Hannah Phillips, 27.
Ross Basham, 33, and Hannah Phillips, 27.
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THEY SAY marriage can be a leap of faith - that can certainly be said for newlyweds Ross Basham and Hannah Phillips.

The couple, from Kelsale in Suffolk, tied the knot in a humanist service on Highland Fling Bungee’s platform at Garry Bridge near Killiecrankie in Perthshire.

Ross Basham, 33, and Hannah Phillips, 27.

Ross Basham, 33, and Hannah Phillips, 27.

They then celebrated their union with a 130ft tandem bungee jump - followed immediately by humanist celebrant Claire Digance, who officiated over the ceremony.

It is thought to be the first wedding of its kind to be conducted in Scotland, with the vows legally witnessed by the company’s jump crew.

Mr Basham proposed to Hannah last year at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Their unusual wedding was fitting as the pair jumped - individually - from the world’s highest bridge bungee jump at Bloukrans, South Africa, just days after meeting near Cape Town five years ago.

He said: “When Hannah suggested a bungee wedding, I thought it was a wicked idea. There can’t be many weddings where the celebrant takes the plunge as well.”