A space wedding may sound like science fiction, but it’s actually a reality. In 2011, Ekaterina Dmitriev, a U.S. citizen of Russian descent, married cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko via satellite video link. The couple had the ceremony at NASA headquarters in Houston, Texas, while Yuri was aboard the International Space Station. Malenchenko even wore a bow tie to mark the occasion.
While the couple’s wedding was filmed by NASA, the event was actually classified as a family conference and was not broadcast on NASA television. Nevertheless, a wedding ring and bow tie were sent from Earth to the ISS on Progress cargo spacecraft. The wedding ring was identical to Ekaterina’s and had precious stones set into the metal.
Yuri’s mission was extended to the end of October, and his marriage was delayed until October. The wedding transmission was considered a “private family conference.” In addition, the bride marched into the reception hall to the strains of David Bowie’s ‘Absolute Beginners’. Malenchenko’s friend stood in as his best man and blew kisses to his bride.
The couple will then have a religious wedding in Yaroslavl, Russia, next June. The church is a traditional Russian church. Dmitriev and Malenchenko have two children together. In addition to celebrating their marriage in space, they will also have a religious wedding in Yaroslavl, a city north of Moscow.
While space weddings are still a fantasy for some, they have become a popular theme. A space-themed wedding has been a popular idea for years, and it is now becoming a reality. Mars chapel is already working on a design and plans to keep it a secret until they are ready to reveal it. The chapel will be as stunning as its destination and won’t need building permits.
It is important to consider the venue’s location when planning a wedding. The venue should have the space and lighting required for a wedding. Guests should also be comfortable. It’s best to plan for the venue’s natural temperature as well as other heating and cooling sources. The venue’s location will affect the overall cost of the wedding.
In addition to the reception, couples may want to create a fun, unique food experience. Food stations are becoming increasingly popular at evening receptions, and they can give the reception an unexpected contrast to the formality of the venue. Jeremy Johnson and Julie Peterson, for example, hosted a wedding reception at the James J. Hill Library in St. Paul. Their food station included different ethnic foods. While a small space might not offer enough room for a formal dinner, the couple still made sure that their guests had a tasty experience.