Today is #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight. so we look back at the World’s First Zero-Gravity Wedding. Let’s find out how they did it, what they wore. And what it takes to create a wedding that is out of this world.
4/12 Friday, International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight
World’s First Zero-Gravity Wedding
First, imagine it is T-minus one day until Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor would say “I do” in zero gravity.
In June 2009, they became the first couple to have a weightless wedding. Exchanging vows aboard G-Force One operated by the Zero Gravity Corporation.
The couple live in New York City, and are self-professed space fanatics. Attending space camp as children, and volunteering at a local planetarium.
Set to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The plane flies a series of 15 parabolas. This makes the couple and their guests weightless for 30 seconds at a time.
Photographer, videographer, and 7 of the couple’s guests attended. At $5,400 per person, one of the most expensive wedding ceremonies ever.
What the Bride Wore
The Bride wore a specially designed “zero gravity wedding gown”. Created by of Japanese designer Eri Matsui.
Outer Space Bling
The couples rings incorporated meteorites. The bride even attempted a traditional bouquet toss.
But was it all legal?
They had to check. And discovered that the airspace above Cape Canaveral is under Florida law.
So they said I DO, tied the knot an were married while weightless.