The first ever space wedding took place in July, when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko married Ekaterina Dmitriev via video link from the International Space Station. While the bride walked down the aisle to a song by David Bowie, Yuri was in orbit. To mark the occasion, he wore a bow tie. The ceremony was broadcast live on NASA headquarters in Houston, Texas. Both had to dial into a special video link to marry each other, and it made the event even more special.
The Russian Mission Control Center was not able to contact the couple after they announced their engagement. They said it was a private event, and that they should not waste state resources. The wedding was scheduled to take place a few months after Yuri returned to Earth. The couple married in Yaroslavl, Russia, two months later. Malenchenko’s wife Ekaterina was waiting for him at the airport when he arrived back home. The wedding was delayed a few days, though, as cosmonauts must get permission to marry foreigners.
A Russian cosmonaut married a U.S. citizen while on a space mission. The two were joined by the bride’s father, who was also a Russian citizen. The bride wore a traditional wedding dress. The bride entered the ceremony to a song by David Bowie. The groom was 402 km above New Zealand. The ceremony ended with a kiss. Both of them were beaming with happiness. A space wedding is not only rare, but also quite unusual.
Currently, the only way to get married in space is to sign up for an airborne ceremony. Although the costs are prohibitive, it is still possible to get married in space if you’re willing to pay the high costs. One company that is planning the first space wedding promises a wedding in outer space in 2011.
During the reception, guests feasted on Italian and Russian delicacies. The guests were wowed by the huge fruit bowl featuring the forms of a space shuttle and a space station. At the wedding, a life-size cutout of the groom greeted guests at the reception. He is a Russian air force colonel who once spent four months aboard the Mir space station in 1994. Afterward, he returned to Russia to continue training for an upcoming space mission. At the ceremony, the cosmonaut proposed via telephone.
A space that is raw and unfinished can be a sentimental choice. A wedding in a space that has no walls or ceilings may be more intimate than one in a more conventional venue. A raw space can reflect a couple’s love story and unique personality, and it is also affordable and unique. If you are planning a wedding in an unfamiliar venue, a raw space might be the way to go. A professional can help you find a space that is perfect for the occasion.