09 May 2018
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
ROBERT Mareham and Keni Fishel flew more than 7,000 miles from the U.S. mainland to get married on a World War II tank in the Saipan lagoon.
The two met in Seattle. Mareham served in the U.S. Army while Fishel is with the U.S. Navy.
Mareham, who grew up on Saipan, said: “What better place to get married than on your own home island?”
The 25-year-olds thought it would be a great idea to get married on a WWII tank since they are in the military.
“We wanted something that would stand out,” Mareham said. “We wanted to do something unique, something different, something that’s never been done before.”
He added, “It’s one of those things that you think about and piece together. When I was young and growing up, we used to swim to that tank. It connected with me and I told her about it.”
“It was really cool,” Fishel said. “I got married in the ocean. It’s something that not a lot of people can say.”
As for Saipan, she said: “This is a place I wouldn’t mind living someday.”
The couple arrived on island on May 1 and got married on May 5, Saturday. They will return to Seattle on May 10.
Robert Marehan’s parents are Isabel Mareham and Anthony Mareham.
Keni Fishel parents are Kenneth Fishel and Pam Fishel from Pennsylvania.
Robert and Keni said they are also planning to have a traditional walking-down-the-aisle wedding.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104289-couple-ties-knot-on-top-of-ww2-tank