Couple take rappel plunge after saying ‘I do’

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford and groom Carlos Gato, take the plunge and go "Over the Edge" at the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. South Floridians rappelled off of the pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Miami to raise money for Miami Children’s Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford and groom Carlos Gato, kiss as husband and wife after exchanging wedding vows while being strapped in harnesses on the ledge of the pool deck on the 19th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. The couple then took the plunge and went "Over the Edge" as part of a charity event to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford and groom Carlos Gato, behind her, take the plunge and go "Over the Edge" at the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. South Floridians rappelled off of the pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Miami to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Groom Carlos Gato, kisses the hand of his soon-to-be bride Rebecca Shackelford, while being strapped in harnesses on the ledge of the pool deck on the 19th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. After syaing their weddign vows the couple then took the plunge and went "Over the Edge" as part of a charity event to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford puts the ring on groom, Carlos Gato, while exchanging wedding vows while being strapped in harnesses on the ledge of the pool deck on the 19th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. The couple then took the plunge and went "Over the Edge" as part of a charity event to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride, Rebecca Shackelford and groom, Carlos Gato, kiss as husband and wife after exchanging wedding vows while being strapped in harnesses on the ledge of the pool deck on the 19th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. The couple then took the plunge and went "Over the Edge" as part of a charity event to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Groom Carlos Gato, and his new bride, Rebecca Shackelford toast to a safe landing after rappelling from the 19th floor pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. The couple took the plunge and went "Over the Edge" as part of a charity event to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford sheds a tear as groom, Carlos Gato, syas his vows before taking the plunge and going "Over the Edge" at the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. South Floridians rappelled off of the pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Miami to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford and groom, Carlos Gato, take the plunge and go "Over the Edge" at the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. South Floridians rappelled off of the pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Miami to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford and groom, Carlos Gato, take the plunge and go "Over the Edge" at the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. South Floridians rappelled off of the pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Miami to raise money for Miami Children's Initiative. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bride Rebecca Shackelford playfully pushes off the building for a wedding photo op as she takes the plunge and heads "Over the Edge" at the JW Marriott Marquis Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2013. Her groom, Carlos Gato, beat her down to the ground and was waiting at the bottom with champagne. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF