Though space weddings have yet to become a reality in the United States, the concept is gaining popularity abroad. The Japanese company First Advantage, for instance, is now offering space weddings. In these ceremonies, the couple will spend several minutes in zero-gravity and exchange vows with up to three guests. Most of the ceremony will be performed before the couple takes off on the plane. The firm has partnered with US-based rocket plane company Rocket Plane to carry out flights from a private airport in Oklahoma. While the space flight isn’t long enough to completely float, the couple will probably see the outline of Earth.
After the wedding, the couple will hold a traditional Russian wedding in Yaroslavl, a city north of Moscow, where the churches are traditionally constructed. A friend of Malenchenko’s, Ed Lu, acted as the best man and played the wedding music for the couple. However, the wedding was not originally meant to take place in space; it was postponed due to problems with Malenchenko’s mission. Despite the complications, the couple decided to go ahead with the wedding and the ceremony.
A Russian cosmonaut, Ekaterina Dmitrieva, married a U.S. citizen Yuri Malenchenko on the International Space Station in 2003. The couple were married via satellite video link. Ekaterina walked down the aisle while listening to a David Bowie song. The bride wore a white wedding dress and a bow tie to mark the event. Despite the challenges and obstacles, the effects of the space wedding were felt many years later.
Although the space wedding was widely anticipated as a last-minute romantic gesture, the Russian Aerospace Agency has decided to allow the wedding to take place. This unusual ceremony will take place about 100 kilometers above Earth. As a bonus, it will include a live broadcast of the ceremony, so that the guests can see the ceremony. And the couple will be surrounded by friends and family. And the best part? It will cost 240 million yen (around $2.24 million)!
While space weddings are still a distant dream, the concept has become a reality thanks to the efforts of companies like Space Perspective. This company offers space weddings in the year 2025. And while this space wedding won’t be as glamorous as a real wedding in Earth, it is still possible to make the dream come true. For the price, a space wedding is a great way to celebrate a life together. And if you’re lucky enough to be born in the future, it won’t be that hard to take a vow.
While you can hire a professional to plan your wedding, a space wedding is an exciting and affordable alternative to a traditional location. The raw space style of the venue is unique and sentimental, and can truly reflect your love story. You can also hire a professional to design the ceremony, or simply bring in a few friends and family members to make the event happen. Either way, the result will be a wedding that will be one of a kind.