Space weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and while it can be a challenge to plan an event in a strange, untraditional venue, it’s a unique way to celebrate your love.
The first space wedding happened 16 years ago, when Ekaterina Dmitriev married her Russian cosmonaut husband, Yuri Malenchenko, as he orbited around the planet in the International Space Station. The ceremony was broadcast over video link to the couple’s guests, and as she walked down the aisle, the bride wore a classic bridal gown, while Malenchenko, a cosmonaut and a Hero of Russia, donned a formal flight suit.
She stepped into the hall, dressed in an elegant white gown, and was greeted by a congratulatory kiss from Malenchenko on the video monitor – who was about 402 kilometers above New Zealand. He also blew her a kiss on his own and, when she left the ceremony, played a wedding march from Mendelssohn’s “Moonlight Sonata” on a portable keyboard.
Besides the fact that they were married while on space flight, it was one of the most unusual and extraordinary weddings of all time. It was a moment that was captured on film, and the story of this incredible wedding has since become a viral sensation.
While space weddings are still a rarity, there is a Japanese company that will offer couples the opportunity to get hitched in outer space for an eye-popping $2.3 million. Warpspace, a Tokyo-based space travel company, will send a small satellite 100 kilometers above the Earth, where couples will be able to say their vows.
They will also be able to have their names placed on a plaque that will eventually burn up in the atmosphere. The company hopes to make space more accessible for the general public, and is offering a variety of packages that include everything from a bridal gown to a party on earth.
Raw Space Wedding venues are an excellent option for those looking to have a wedding that is unique and memorable, but that doesn’t come with the cost or hassle of having to rent a traditional hotel or banquet hall. These venues are typically lower-cost than other venues, but they usually have very bare bones and require a lot of work from the couple.
The most important thing to remember when planning a wedding in a raw space is to be flexible and creative. The idea of the wedding is to make it unique and reflect who you are as a couple, so don’t be afraid to add a personal touch that makes your wedding more than just a cookie cutter affair.
If you’re unsure about what kind of raw space to book for your wedding, be sure to consult an experienced wedding planner who can help you determine what will and won’t work for your special day. They can also assist you in determining whether the location will work for your budget and how much space you’ll need.
Some of the most popular raw spaces for weddings are industrial warehouses, breweries, hangars, and even galleries and factories. They can be very rustic or very elegant, depending on the style of your event.