Space Weddings

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Move over beach weddings, a new ultimate wedding destination has been discovered—space. A company called Space Perspective is offering couples the chance to get married in outer space for a hefty price tag.

The company’s spaceship, Neptune, can lift guests into orbit and provide them with an amazing view of Earth from above. The ascent and descent takes about six hours, enough time for a wedding ceremony and a short reception.

According to the company, seeing Planet Earth from above is a “paradigm shift” that “changes you forever.” The experience costs $125,000 per couple and the waitlist is already full.

In 2003, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko married a US citizen while still on his mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The ceremony was held in Houston because he lived in the United States and she in Russia. They performed the wedding via video linkup with his ISS crewmates on the ground at NASA mission control.

He wore his official flight uniform, not a tuxedo, and she walked down the aisle to David Bowie’s song, “Absolute Beginners.” They had to follow Texas law, which allows for proxy marriage ceremonies. According to the official record, they exchanged rings and blew kisses.

Space is the ultimate romantic destination, but it’s not an option for most people unless they’re astronauts. A few years ago, however, two former crew members of Biosphere 2—an experimental closed ecological system in Arizona—announced they would launch a commercial space tourism service. The venture, called Space Journeys, will take people on flights that are less nerve-wracking than a full spaceflight.

The first voyage will be in 2024 and the company is expecting high demand from both China and Arabia. The service will be offered on a variety of different aircraft, including the SpaceBalloon and the Neptune. The latter is expected to be the most stunning, as it will be propelled into orbit by renewable hydrogen and boasts the largest windows ever flown into space.

A few other companies are also in the works to offer space travel for weddings. One, Flight Advantage, promises a 60-minute ceremony at the edge of space. The spaceship will be equipped with a special platform and will have a camera to capture the moment.

No matter what kind of wedding you choose, you’ll want to make sure it’s memorable. A good way to do so is by choosing a venue that’s eco-friendly. A venue like event space for rent NYC can help you plan your day with better efficiency, saving you energy and resources in the process. They can help you edit your guest list, menu choices, and seating plans from one centralized workspace, which will reduce waste and ensure that no details are overlooked. They can also recommend photographers and videographers to work with you on your special day. That way, your memories will last a lifetime.