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Adventurous Couple Rappels Down Miami High-Rise After Saying 'I Do' (PHOTOS)

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Alain Martinez

Miami couple Carlos Gato and Rebecca Shackelford took the plunge in more ways than one when they tied the knot on Friday.

After exchanging vows on the pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami, the couple rappelled down the 19-story building along with several others as part of the Miami Children's Initiative “Over the Edge” fundraiser. The charity benefits kids in the Liberty City community.

The couple was originally planning to get married in 2014 until they came across the Miami Children's Initiative contest for brides and grooms-to-be on Facebook. In addition to their opportunity to scale the high-rise, the couple also won the wedding, the gown, the cake and a night at the Marriott.

Those close to the couple weren't exactly surprised that they opted for an adrenaline-pumping Big Day experience.

“Calling them adventurous would be an understatement,” Fred Shackelford, the bride's father told the Miami Herald. “Every time I see her, it’s like, ‘Where’s that bruise from?’ And it’s, ‘Oh, that’s from mountain biking’ or ‘That’s from street surfing.’"

And this isn't the first time Gato and Shackelford's relationship has made headlines. In June 2013, a video of Gato's IKEA flash mob proposal began circulating around the web and was featured on HuffPost Weddings. The couple met at that same IKEA nearly three years ago.

Check out some awesome photos from their exhilarating Big Day experience in the slideshow below.

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