As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to marry in St George's Chapel, Windsor, this weekend, Dezeen looks back at 10 weird and wonderful wedding chapels.
A creation of Beijing studio Vector Architects, this concrete chapel is designed to look like a drifting boat when the tide rises.
Along with a room for ceremonies, the chapel includes a meditation room big enough for just one person, a toilet, small office and a mezzanine level for a piano player.
Standing 16-metres tall the unusual shape of the venue makes it a popular backdrop for couples' pre-wedding photographs.
Located at G+ Park in north Shanghai, the facade of the Rainbow Chapel displays 65 different colours on 3,000 glass panels.
The colours transition from warm tones of red, orange and yellow to shades of green, blue, purple and pink.
"Just as two lives go through twists and turns before uniting as one, the two spirals seamlessly connect at their 15.4-metre summit to form a single ribbon," said architect Hiroshi Nakamura.
Nicknamed Blackpool's Tower of Love, this shimmering seafront chapel's golden exterior is composed of stainless steel shingles.
It hosts ceremonies on the top floor, where a long vertical window frames a view of the iconic Blackpool tower, whilst a reception area and restaurant contained inside the building offer views out across the sea.
A row of harp strings pulled taut across the opening of this chapel turn the building into a huge musical instrument when the wind blows.
Describing it as a "calm space," on a lakeside in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, its architects "sought to make a stringed instrument like the one present in Greek mythology, used by the god of the wind, Aeolus."
The form of the Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel is designed to evoke the form of a butterfly.
It is clad with wooden strips that have been left their natural colour, which stand in-front of solid white walls.
Zig-zagging pleats embellish the facade of this wedding centre in Saitama, Japan, the first in a chain of marriage centres for a wedding brand.
Architect Hironaka Ogawa was briefed to come up with a strong brand identity that could be reused for other locations, resulting in pleats that "can fit into any shape by expanding and contracting."
Architecture firm Urbanus designed this cylindrical registry office in Shenzhen to look like it's been showered with confetti.
Small square panels speckle the building's gridded aluminium skin to create the confetti-like exterior, with wedding parties arriving and departing ceremoniously across long narrow bridges.
In the garden of an existing wedding centre, the chapel's steel columns create irregular arches for the bride to walk beneath. Wooden pews provide traditional rows of seating for guests.