A wedding is one of the most important days in any person’s life and most couples want it to be special. With new and unique ideas popping up everywhere you look, it’s no surprise that people are thinking outside of the box for their big day. And with space travel becoming more realistic, it’s now possible for couples to wed in an out of this world location.
A Russian cosmonaut has just become the first to marry in space after his wife tied the knot with him from the International Space Station via video link. Ekaterina Dmitriev marched down the aisle to David Bowie’s Absolute Beginners, while best man Ed Lu played Mendelssohn’s Wedding March on a keyboard, and the ceremony was streamed live to her father’s home in Texas. Yuri Malenchenko, who is serving as the station’s commander, will remain in orbit for two more months before returning to Earth. He had hoped to return before that, but his mission was extended and the pair were not prepared to delay the ceremony.
The company that is making this wedding a reality is called Space Perspective. They are offering couples the chance to fly up to the stars and get married in their Neptune capsule. The voyage is a bit pricey, but it offers guests the “quintessential astronaut experience,” according to their website. “During your two-hour journey, you’ll see the curve of our planet, total blackness and the thin blue line of our atmosphere. Whether you’re going for insatiable curiosity, your wedding, or just to celebrate, these moments will become indelible memories.”
To make the experience even more unforgettable, Neptune has “the biggest windows flown into space” and a unique anti-UV coating. It will also provide an out of this world backdrop for your photos. The company’s co-founder Jane Poynter says the waiting list is already light-years long.
This is an amazing opportunity for couples who have always dreamed of getting married in space. But it isn’t without its risks. For example, the lack of gravity can cause you to lose control of your body. It also takes time to adjust to a new environment, so you may feel more tired than usual. And of course, you have to be mentally ready for the experience as well.
But if you’re willing to take on these challenges, then this could be the perfect way to start your new life together. The only catch is that you will have to sign a waiver in case anything goes wrong. And you will also need to have the skills of a software engineer, which isn’t in everyone’s repertoire. Still, it’s a pretty cool idea to have an out-of-this-world wedding, don’t you think?