With destination weddings becoming increasingly popular, a new company is going one step further and offering couples the chance to wed in space. The cost of the event is Rs 1 crore per person.
The first couple to tie the knot in space was Yuri Malenchenko, a Russian cosmonaut who married a US citizen while on a mission in 2003. His wife, Ekaterina, was waiting for him at the airport when he came back to Earth. She wore a traditional wedding dress and he a formal flight suit. The ceremony was conducted over a video linkup between the ISS and the wedding hall, and it was officially classified as a private family conference so it was not broadcast publicly on NASA television.
In the video clip of the ceremony, the bride walked down the aisle to David Bowie’s song “Absolute Beginners” and greeted her husband on the screen with a kiss. The pair had arranged the ceremony ahead of time so that they could get married while Yuri was in orbit. He had been on a mission to the ISS for two weeks at the time and was 402 kilometers over New Zealand in space. Earlier, the wedding ring had been sent to him in a special package on the Progress cargo ship.
After the exchange of rings and vows, he pronounced her his bride through a video linkup with the wedding hall, and she replied in the same way. She wore the wedding dress she had chosen from a Houston bridal salon, and she also carried flowers and champagne, both in keeping with tradition. The couple celebrated with a dinner afterwards and presented each other with gifts, including a bottle of champagne, a photo album, and a set of three Russian postcards emblazoned with planets and the ISS itself.
The wedding was a unique event and marked a milestone for humanity. It was the first space-themed ceremony, but there have been many since. It was also the first space-related event to be televised, and it was viewed by millions around the world. It was also the only time a wedding in space has been live streamed on YouTube.
In addition to the normal décor and catering, there are a number of details that can help create an out-of-this-world wedding. For example, the bride and groom can wear iconic NASA astronaut flight suits to add a touch of authenticity. They can also give guests springy Martian antennae headbands or toy ray guns as wedding favors. These are sure to be hits in post-ceremony photos.
Another great idea is to choose a raw space. This will allow you to design a venue that is truly one-of-a-kind, and it will show off your love of space. You can use extreme negative space to add a sense of vastness and grandeur, or you can play with scale and use the Rule of Thirds to draw attention to your subject. Adding these elements will make your wedding more memorable and help it stand out from the crowd.