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In sickness and in health, 'til tuna do we cut

Non-traditional weddings are the new black. The bride wears whatever she wants, the wedding party jams to Kanye as they bebop down the aisle and beaches, backyards, and city parks have replaced chapels and churches. But a couple in Japan recently took the cake (or the sashimi, more appropriately) for the most original idea we've seen yet.

The couple getting hitched in the video above (check out the groom's hair) purchased a 220-pound bigeye tuna and served it in lieu of a wedding cake at their reception in Kanagawa. A local seafood company has offered the service for nearly a decade, but few have taken the bait. This particular wedding fish netted around $1,300, which is probably cheaper than a wedding cake in some high-end bakeries.

No word yet on whether or not the happy couple smeared tuna on each other's faces, or if they saved the belly to grub on their first anniversary.

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