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08/31/2015 11:13 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2015

We're Living For This Couple's Unicorn Jet Ski Wedding Entrance

These guys went to amazing lengths to make their big day extra magical.

We've seen some epic proposals and imaginative receptions over the past year, but as far as wedding entrances go, this one is truly legendary. 

As they began planning their lakeside ceremony, Michael Buchanan and Jason Gilbert said that friends and family told them that their "big gay wedding" just wouldn't be complete without unicorn jet skis. 

So, it was decided that the couple would arrive for their Aug. 23 nuptials, held at their pal Kevin Beebee's home on Michigan's Lake Allegan, on -- you guessed it -- unicorn jet skis. And they did it in effortless style, with video footage of the entrance quickly garnering headlines on a number of media outlets, including NewNowNextTime and BuzzFeed

A Broadway actor who is currently touring with the smash musical, "The Book of Mormon," Buchanan, 38, didn't expect anything less than creative when he married Gilbert, 43, who had popped the question on "a dried-up waterfall precipice in Maui" roughly a year after same-sex marriage became legal in New York state in 2011. (Don't miss their proposal video below)   

The New York-based pair is grateful for all of the media attention that the unicorn jet ski entrance has drawn, even though they are quick to stress that the mythical creatures weren't a central part of their wedding theme. Buchanan, who originally hails from Washington state, said he wouldn't change a thing about the day, but advises couples who are planning to tie the knot to "really drink in the community of people who got you to this moment and the work it takes to celebrate and continue our responsibility to bring LGBTQ awareness to everyone."

"What was so exciting about our wedding was that it wasn't a 'gay wedding,'" he said. "Thanks to the work of so many people and so much awareness we just had a 'wedding!'" 

Still, you can't fault those unicorns for stealing the show. 

"When someone suggests riding in on unicorn jet skis, you say yes," Gilbert, a South Carolina native who works as an analyst for LexisNexis, quipped. "Or, rather, yaaaaas!" 

  • The unicorn jet ski entrance had guests buzzing.
    Kevin Michael Murphy
    The unicorn jet ski entrance had guests buzzing.
  • Saddling up to the dock. 
    Kevin Michael Murphy
    Saddling up to the dock. 
  • Buchanan (left) and Gilbert were married on Aug. 23, 2015.
    Kevin Michael Murphy
    Buchanan (left) and Gilbert were married on Aug. 23, 2015.
  • The couple share a tender embrace. 
    Kevin Michael Murphy
    The couple share a tender embrace. 
  • Pals Colin Cunliffe and Joe Conger rocked blue ensembles for the occasion.
    Kevin Michael Murphy
    Pals Colin Cunliffe and Joe Conger rocked blue ensembles for the occasion.
  • Colin Cunliffe and Joe Conger
    Kevin Michael Murphy
    Colin Cunliffe and Joe Conger

 

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