Space Weddings: Say “I Do” From the Edge of Space

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If you’ve always dreamed of saying “I do” to your partner in space, now is your chance. Florida-based company Space Perspective is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows couples to fly to the edge of space in its Neptune capsule, where they can say their vows while gazing down at Earth’s amazing beauty. The price tag is steep—a seat costs $125,000 and the journey lasts six unforgettable hours.

But for those with a big enough wedding budget and a willing partner, this may be the perfect way to make a permanent commitment to your future together. The company promises the experience will be exhilarating and celebratory, with ample time for quiet reflection as you join the elite group of astronauts who have looked down at their third rock from orbit.

Ekaterina Dmitriev and her cosmonaut husband Yuri Malenchenko pulled off one of the most spectacular space weddings ever when they tied the knot by video link in 2014 while he orbited the International Space Station, NBC reports. Dmitriev walked down the aisle to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” as her namesake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who was her inspiration for becoming an astronaut, watched on from his home in the US.

To bring a little bit of intergalactic flair to your big day, consider hanging planetary props and starry lighting elements from the ceiling of your venue or event tent. Or, if you have the budget for it, opt for an elegant, awe-inspiring backdrops like this galaxy art piece that mirrors swirling blue and black hues and a sprinkling of gold dots to create a cosmic frame around your ceremony. You can also spruce up your decor with small, affordable galaxy projectors that cast beautiful shadows of stars and planets across your tables.

For a simpler but equally romantic touch, ask your bridesmaids to wear gowns that allude to the vastness of space. For example, select shades of blue from cobalt to cyan to match the colors of the sky or have your maid of honor stand out with a glittery gown that mirrors the shimmering stars of the night sky. For your groomsmen, you can even opt for tie clips that look like stars or add a dash of astral style to the groom’s attire with these silver-gray space-inspired cuff links.

A heavenly three-tiered cake by Kelley Kakes was a perfect complement to this modern, celestial theme. Whimsy Design Studio created luminous invites that maintained the blue water-colored theme, while this “Owl Love You More Than All the Stars” sign by 50by50 Event Designs served as a creative focal point on the dessert table. To complete the out-of-this-world theme, guests can savor galactic chocolate gems by Elise Cakes and sip a drink made from Outer Space Brewing Company’s space-themed moon mocktail.