The bride wore white but not much of it—a bathing suit and a bridal veil (her garter was pink). The groom was in black trunks, and, with a bow to tradition, his T-shirt was printed to simulate a dinner jacket. The bridesmaid wore a bikini, the minister a short-sleeved shirt and blue Bermuda shorts. When this happy couple took the plunge, they did so with a vengeance—right down a 725-foot water slide into a chilly pool of water at the Oakwood Lake Resort, a recreational-vehicle park in Manteca, Calif. The whole wedding party followed. "We wanted to be original," explains Patty Aguilar, the 20-year-old bride. "We didn't just want to walk down the aisle and say, 'I do.' We wanted to have something different to tell our grandchildren." Nothing daunted, Lee Aguilar, the mother of the bride, spoke her traditional line with gusto: "Doesn't she look lovely?" Then Patty, a bank teller, and her new husband, John Donovan, 20, a part-time student and car washer, continued their antic path with a honeymoon at Disneyland.
As soon as they said, 'I do,' their marriage hit the skids