A space wedding is an unusual ceremony, but it’s one that’s made for two special people. The first ever took place 16 years ago, when Ekaterina Dmitriev walked down the aisle to a David Bowie song while her husband, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, orbited in the International Space Station.
The couple was granted permission to marry while he was in space, but it wasn’t without some complications. Russia’s space agency wanted Malenchenko to get a marriage license on the ground, but the cosmonaut disagreed, arguing that it was more important for him to behave like an astronaut.
It took a lot of patience and hard work to plan their space-themed wedding, but N+J made it happen! Their wedding day was everything they could have dreamed of and then some!
N+J started their day by having a cocktail hour at Cellar Door Winery (located right across from their venue, Brick South) before they headed to the warehouse to say their vows and exchange rings. Their wedding was all about the love they have for each other, so they chose a whimsical galactic theme!
They were married on a galactic-inspired bridge that incorporated spaceship-shaped glass cups and decor. Their guests got to eat ‘Meowgartias’ and cozy up in ‘galactic lounges,’ while their florals by Emily B were sprinkled with gold spray paint and displayed with iridescent crystals.
Their invitations were printed in a galaxy-inspired pattern from Fink Prints with calligraphy by Lulu & Roo Design Boutique. The bridesmaid dresses were from Leanne Marshall and the groom’s tuxedo was from Charlotte Olympia.
While they had a lot of fun planning their space-themed wedding, the couple says it was also important to keep it real and authentic. They want their friends and family to have an experience that they’ll never forget!
The wedding was filmed so they can look back on it in years to come. The video was shot by photographer James DeMarco and edited by Jillian St. Patrick, who has a degree in film from Georgia Tech.
After their wedding, they had a reception at Villa Capri in Seabrook, New York. Their decorations included a giant fruit bowl and a life-size cutout of the groom.
They had an incredible day, and it was all thanks to their combined love for space and Disney. They got engaged at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and then got married in front of Spaceship Earth at Walt Disney World!
There’s something truly magical about a space wedding, and it’s something that many couples are looking for. A Japanese firm, for example, is now offering to send couples into space to exchange their wedding vows!
It’s a crazy idea, but it’s becoming more and more popular. A Japanese firm, Space Wedding Japan, has now started accepting reservations for wedding ceremonies that shoot up 100 kilometres into the air.
For 1.45 million euros, couples will get to blast into space and exchange vows in zero gravity. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it’s worth every penny.