In a space wedding, two people marry each other in the void. A Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. citizen were married by video link in the International Space Station. Ekaterina Dmitriev, the bride, was in Houston, Texas, and Yuri Malenchenko was on the International Space Station. The wedding was a symbol of humankind’s desire to conquer space. The ceremony was marked by a wedding march and a David Bowie song.
The couple’s mission was extended until October, but the space wedding was not delayed because of this. The wedding transmission, which was classified as a private family conference, had the couple marching in to the song “Absolute Beginners” by David Bowie. The bride recited the song’s lyrics as she marched in. Ed Lu played Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” during the ceremony.
After the wedding, Malenchenko’s career was widely expected to come to an end. However, he went on to complete two missions to the ISS. Eventually, he ended up returning on three more missions to the space station. It wasn’t long before the Russian Aerospace Agency banned space weddings.
The East Bay Space Wedding was a unique experience. The telescopes at the Chabot Space and Science Center opened for only 15 minutes each day, so the couple decided to plan their entire celebration around this opportunity. Bettina was even brave enough to climb the ladders to the top of the telescopes in her wedding gown!
Though space weddings are not cheap, they are certainly unique and will be remembered for a lifetime. And if you’re looking for a wedding that will have everyone talking, why not try an out-of-this-world wedding? It’s a dream come true. With a little creativity and a little bit of imagination, you can have the space wedding of your dreams.
Before hiring a wedding planner, visit the space and get familiar with the venue. A planner will be your main liaison with vendors, so it’s important to get to know the venue and its requirements. Once you have an idea of what kind of space you want, you can start the planning. Just make sure that the date of the event is compatible with your wedding day.
If you’re planning a space wedding, you can plan it with the help of a company called Space Perspective. Their test spacecraft launched in June, and they are now accepting reservations for space weddings. These tickets cost $125,000, which is significantly less than Virgin Galactic’s $250k 90-minute space flight.
Another option is a wedding at CL Space. The venue features an industrial design and an intimate atmosphere. The venue accommodates up to 150 guests. The space also allows couples to bring their own food and alcohol.