Weddings in the Cosmos

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Space weddings are a great way to incorporate your love for the stars into your special day. From a heavenly space-themed dessert to light-infused floral centerpieces and a dazzling wedding dress, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your big day in the cosmos.

A Wedding in Space

The first-ever space wedding took place 16 years ago, when Yuri Malenchenko and Ekaterina Dmitriev exchanged vows via satellite video link from NASA’s headquarters. While the event was groundbreaking, it wasn’t without its rocky road. The marriage was met with resistance from Russia’s space and military authorities, who feared that it would destabilize the international space program.

Eventually, they were allowed to hold the wedding in the International Space Station, with the couple exchanging vows in the middle of orbit. But despite the wedding’s unique status, it wasn’t long before the couple was back on Earth.

For the rest of us, the idea of a star-studded wedding may be too far-fetched. But there are plenty of other options for those who want a space-themed celebration without the sky-high price tag.

Inspire your guests to dream beyond the stars by hosting a wedding at a venue that features artefacts from space exploration and sci-fi history. Whether you prefer the backdrop of an Apollo terrace, or a planet-themed gallery, the National Space Centre is the perfect destination for a celebration of your love and future adventures.

A Stunning Galaxy-Themed Cake

Create a decadent galaxy-themed wedding cake with smooth fondant, or paint the night sky on your sweet treats to capture the beauty of our planet’s awe-inspiring celestial bodies. Whether you choose a simple star-shaped design, or something more intricate like a galaxy-filled cake, you’ll create a memorable confection that will leave your guests with fond memories of your romantic intergalactic adventure.

DIY Star Projectors

If you’re looking for a more low-key, inexpensive way to add space-themed flair to your nuptials, consider creating paper star projectors using a variety of different intergalactic shapes. These can be easily crafted with a little time, and they’ll cost you far less than their high-tech counterparts.

A Space-Themed Candy Bar

Display colorful candies, such as Mars bars and Milky Ways, in large glass orbs or towering glasses. Or create a fun and unique space-themed candy bar with hard candies, lollipops, and licorice wands in a variety of bright colors.

A Space-Themed Gift Bag

If you really want to go all out with your space-themed wedding, make sure you include some of the newest space-related gadgets in your bridal party’s gift bags. Whether they’re Martian antennae headbands or toy ray guns, these can be a great way for your guests to show their enthusiasm for the occasion.

A Space-Themed Wedding Reception

The Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian affiliate, is the perfect venue for any couple who wants to host their space-themed wedding ceremony in a setting that is awe-inspiring and unlike anything else on Earth. Whether you’re having an intimate affair with your closest family and friends or you’re inviting a few hundred people, the space center’s stunning space-themed galleries are sure to make your day one of a kind.