The Space Wedding was a wedding that took place in space. A married couple wore a space-themed dress and the wedding took place on a simulated spaceship platform over a ship filled with alien ships.
Yuri Malenchenko, a Russian cosmonaut, and Ekaterina Dmitriev, a US citizen, married in space. They did not renounce their citizenships, and their marriage was legal. Their wedding took place via video link, but the ceremony was not broadcast on NASA television.
When they first met, the couple dated briefly. Later, they became lab partners at Georgia Tech. As they got older, they reconnected. After a few years, they decided they were meant for each other. Both of their families supported them and loved them.
Before they were able to plan their wedding, though, the Russian Aerospace Agency tried to stop the marriage. During the Soviet era, military officers were required to get permission from their superiors before they could marry a foreigner. In this case, the Russian Air Force argued that Malenchenko, who was an active cosmonaut, needed to get approval from his government. Ultimately, Malenchenko agreed to the marriage.
On May 13, 2007, Malenchenko’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was extended for several months. He was not expected to be back to Earth until October. So he planned his wedding. It was an elaborate affair with space-themed decor. His friend, Ed Lu, was the best man.
Guests were invited to celebrate with a buffet of Italian and Russian delicacies. During the reception, Ekaterina Dmitriev walked down the aisle and recited the lyrics to the song “Absolute Beginners” by David Bowie. She wore a wedding gown that featured dimensional floral appliques and sequin appliques. Her ring was made of precious stones set in gold.
Although the couple worked at Boeing, they also wanted to have a space-themed wedding. A sculpted fruit bowl with a form of a space shuttle and space station was one of the highlights of the reception. Jeremy Johnson and Julie Peterson, the hosts of the reception, created a unique experience.
Despite the disapproval of the Russian Aerospace Agency and the Russian Mission Control Center, Malenchenko and Dmitriev were able to get married. In fact, it was a proxy marriage. Unlike other cosmonauts who had to be present at their weddings, Malenchenko and Dmitriev had no way to postpone the event. But they were unable to postpone their wedding, so the marriage was finalized.
Space weddings have become popular for a number of reasons. One is that they take place in the far future and reflect mankind’s desire to expand beyond Earth. Another is that they provide a wonderful opportunity for people to have a wedding in a place that is special to them. However, it is important to pay attention to the requirements of space in order to ensure a successful wedding.
Having a wedding in space requires a great deal of planning and attention to details. However, it can be an extremely memorable experience.