Actress Nikki Reed and actor Ian Somerhalder tied the knot this weekend in what the Daily Mail describes as “the mountains of Santa Monica.” Photos from the nuptials tell a different story, the title of which is Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Got Married in a Ditch: A Story.

According to the Daily Mail, at one point during the official wedding portrait session, the groom “carried his bride down a muddy slope so that her dress didn’t get dirty.” Here’s what that looked like:

“BEAUTIFUL,” screams Elle Cananda.

To me it looks like he was carrying her into a ditch.

While it was certainly thoughtful of the groom to carry his bride over this filthy threshold, passersby could easily have mistaken the scene for something more insidious, such as a murderer carrying his victim to her death (in a ditch).

The couple, who have been dating for nine months, were greeted at the bottom of this ditch by their wedding guests, a hat-wearing ditch-dwelling rat pack that reportedly included Lea Michele and her boyfriend.

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed. May their relationship never again sink to the depths of the ditch in which they were married.

[H/T Daily Mail // Image via Getty]