When it comes to weddings, everyone wants their special day to be memorable. From fairytale castles to rustic barns, there are a lot of options out there. However, one couple has gone above and beyond in their quest to tie the knot: They got married in space!
A company called Space Perspective is allowing couples to get married in orbit. The company says that it can offer “the quintessential astronaut experience” and provides couples with two hours to see the curve of Earth, the total blackness of space, and the thin blue line of our atmosphere. They also say that the experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It costs $125,000 and the waiting list for the trip is already light-years long.
Getting married in space isn’t as easy as it may sound. It’s actually quite complicated, and the couple had to receive approval from Russian space and military officials before they were able to marry in this way. In addition, they had to sign a waiver, and the couple agreed to have a religious ceremony once they returned to Earth.
The Russian cosmonaut was able to take part in the ceremony via video conference from the International Space Station (ISS), and they were given a ring by a friend that had been flown into space on a Progress cargo ship. The ring is set with precious stones in the shape of planets and the sun, and the couple has said that they love it as much as they love each other.
While the bride and groom haven’t yet returned to Earth for a religious ceremony, they will be having one next year in Russia. The couple has also decided to hold a space-themed reception at their home, which is in the town of Yaroslavl and is full of traditional Russian church architecture. They hope to invite friends and family from all over the world for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
In a separate space-related development, astronauts Yuri Malenchenko and Ekaterina Budyonnovich have recently been allowed to marry in space after receiving approval from Russian officials. The officials argued that they should wait until Malenchenko returned to Earth for the ceremony, but they gave their blessings.
When it comes to finding the perfect venue for your wedding, it’s important to consider a variety of factors. You should think about the size of your guest list and your budget, and you should also make sure that the space can accommodate any special decor you might want to use for your big day.
Wedding venue coordinators can help you find a space that’s right for your special day, and they may also be able to connect you with an officiant who can perform the ceremony. If you’re planning a wedding that will be held at a dedicated NYC event space that caters exclusively to weddings, they might even include the officiant in the price of your booking. This can save you a lot of time and money!