Lonely Planet Writer

Peruvian environmental activist marries a tree!

Parque Nacional Bogota where the wedding ceremony took place.
Parque Nacional Bogota where the wedding ceremony took place. Image by Eduardo Zarate / CC BY 2.0

A Peruvian actor and activist named Richard Torres expanded his family tree by marrying one – his second tree bride to date. The ceremony, which was sealed with a kiss inside a national park in Bogota, Colombia, aimed to raise environmental awareness and encourage rebels to plant trees instead of inciting war. Young girls placed fruits and vegetables at the base of the ‘bride’ as offerings during the lavish ceremony. Read more: time.com