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11/19/2013 12:59 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2013

Linda Ducharme Gets Married To Ferris Wheel Named 'Bruce'

Linda Ducharme and her husband, Bruce, had a lot of ups and downs in their 30-year relationship before finally getting hitched.

Now that they're together, the Florida-based couple can expect the ups and downs to continue -- because Bruce is a ferris wheel.

Ducharme first met "Bruce" -- whose real name is actually the "Skydiver" -- at a carnival in 1982 and it was love at first sight for her.

“I got this weird feeling I can’t explain. My heart was pounding as we went up the platform and got on the ride. I felt like I was being taken by this ride," she said, according to the New York Daily News.

But this wasn't Ducharme's first rodeo, er, carnival. Her previous relationships include a fly-by-night affair with an airplane and a romance with a train that eventually derailed.

Her relationship with Bruce also had problems. In 1986, a storm knocked the Ferris Wheel out of commission, sending him to Wichita, Kansas, for repairs.

She eventually found his remains and is now attempting to return him to his former glory.

In the process, she decided to marry Bruce last year and renewed their vows for What!?, a show on LogoTV.

The vow renewal was conducted by a non-denominational priest who resigned from the Catholic Church over his role in the ceremony.

“I tie you flesh to steel,” the priest said, according to the Independent.

Ducharme then repeated the vow: “I Linda, take you Bruce, in this sacred marriage. I pledge to you my heart, my body and my spirit.”

It might sound crazy, but Ducharme insists her feelings are sincere.

"Bruce is my world, I think about him constantly, it just completely feels right when I’m with Bruce," she said, according to the Metro.

For the (legal) record: This marriage is not legally binding. Florida law stipulates that both parties in a marriage must apply for a license in person. There are few government buildings in any state with doors big enough to allow the entrance of a ferris wheel so it could theoretically apply for the license.

Ducharme isn't the only person to speak out publicly about love for inanimate objects.

In June, Australian artist Jodi Rose got hitched to a 600-year-old bridge in Southern France.

In October, Edward Smith admitted having sex with more than 1,000 cars, but said he had decided to fully commit to "Vanilla," a Volkswagen Beetle he purchased 30 years ago.

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