A Space Wedding is Out of This World

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A beach wedding might be the ultimate destination for many but a space wedding is out of this world (literally). Space Perspective, a company that sells space travel adventures, is now offering couples a chance to tie the knot at the edge of space with only the planets and stars as witnesses. The waitlist for this otherworldly experience is already filled with happy couples.

The most well-known space wedding was held by Ekaterina Dmitrieva and Yuri Malenchenko in 2003. They wed via video link from Dmitrieva at NASA headquarters in Houston and Malenchenko at the International Space Station in orbit. The wedding ring had been sent to the ISS in a cargo container and was engraved with precious stones in the shape of planets, the Sun, and the ISS itself. The space agency tried to persuade them to postpone their nuptials but Yuri refused, arguing that any delay would put the mission in jeopardy. He even threatened to resign if his bosses tried to prevent him from marrying a U.S. citizen.

Although the resulting images from this first space marriage were spectacular there is one downside to marrying in space: it can cost a pretty penny. Fortunately for those who are willing to forgo the traditional wedding venue and forgo a banquet hall Brooklyn Party Space has just the place. Their Raw Space is a non-traditional venue that offers club-style elegance in one of the Big Apple’s hippest neighborhoods. The rental fee is lower than traditional venues but they are bare bones so everything from tables, chairs, flatware, and china needs to be brought in by the couple or hired vendors.

If you have a little more cash to spend you can also opt for a flight from the edge of space. The company’s revolutionary Neptune spacecraft can take you about 1,000 feet above Earth and back down for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with unparalleled views of our home planet. The trip is powered by renewable hydrogen which eliminates any rocket fuel and carbon footprint while massive porthole windows provide a stunning backdrop for photographs.

Depending on your budget you can also purchase a seat aboard the Space Lounge, a smaller capsule that can carry nine people including the pilot. The ride isn’t as nerve-wracking as a full-on space flight but it will be an exhilarating and memorable way to start your life together.

Of course, if you can’t afford to get married in space you can always just marry in a virtual world. A couple recently married in the Metaverse, a virtual reality created by Virbela, which creates environments for work and play. This latest marriage shows that there is nothing a couple cannot do if they have the right motivation and a bit of imagination.