Cupid's Pulse Article: Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton Marries Adam DirksCupid's Pulse Article: Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton Marries Adam Dirks

By Kerri Sheehan

Bethany Hamilton surfed her way down the aisle this weekend and tied the knot with Adam Dirks. According to, the boarding beauty announced via Twitter, “Today was the most beautiful, wonderful best day of my life! God is more than good. Excited to live life with my husband Adam Dirks!” The ceremony was held in Kauai, Hawaii incidentally the same state where she lost her arm in a tiger shark attack back in 2003. Hamilton dished that the two will not be having the typical tropical honeymoon and instead, “We’re going to get a cabin, it’s going to be cute.”

What are some advantages to a non-tropical honeymoon?

Cupid’s Advice:

A lot of couple’s opt for a tropical honeymoon, however there are a few advantages for going in a different direction.

1. No sweat: Just imagine trying to explore your tropical destination, but every time you step outside of your lovely air conditioned room your body automatically turns into a big smelly pile of sweat. There are very few things less sexy than that scenario. Going somewhere with a cooler climate will ensure that you and your new hubby don’t turn into sweat monsters. Think of how much better your hair will look without all that added humidity too!

2. Creating your own experience: A tropical honeymoon is definitely the biggest cliché out there. Frolicking on the sand may sound fun, but it really isn’t all that special of an experience. Do something completely different with your man and create a new story to tell that no one will forget once you rehash it to him or her.

3. Money, money, money: Let’s face it, flying down to a tropical location is hella expensive unless you go during hurricane season, which is obviously not the best environment to build a love nest in. Opting to go somewhere different can end up saving a lot of dough that you can use to buy more important newlywed things with.

Where would you want to go for your honeymoon? Share below.