Nearly 100 People Attended A Wedding They Weren’t Invited To On A Southwest Airlines Flight

A Louisville couple got hitched on a Southwest Airlines flight over the weekend.

A Louisville couple got hitched on a Southwest Airlines flight over the weekend.

If you’ve ever watched a wedding-themed reality television show, then you probably know there is no shortage of unique and somewhat strange places for couples to get married. After this weekend we can add another to the list: a non-stop Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville to Dallas.

USA Today reports that a couple took their love to the sky, tying the knot on a 737 jet in front of family, friends and complete strangers.

The couple, Dottie and Keith, travel frequently for work and though that saying “I do” in the air would be a memorable event.

“We were literally sitting at a gate in Baltimore, waiting for a flight and just thinking what should we do? And we thought, ‘What about getting married on a plane?,'” Dottie says.

And so, Keith contacted Southwest asking if they would host the event.

Ana Schwager, Southwest’s community affairs and grassroots manager, said the airline loved the idea and thought it would be the perfect complement to its newest non-stop flight from Nashville to Dallas Love Field.

Because the couple frequently travels for work with Southwest, they were able to use their nearly one million Rapid Rewards points to purchase tickets for 30 family members and friends to witness the nuptials.

The blessed event kicked off shortly after the flight reached a cruising altitude over Arkansas, Schwager tells USA Today.

The flower girl passed out peanuts, and then the bride walked down the aisle.

“We are gathered here today – whether you intended to or not – to celebrate the wedding of Dottie and Keith,” the officiant said to the 141 passengers on board.

Although it was a tight squeeze at the front of the aircraft, the wedding went off without a hitch – no one pushed the call button to indicate the couple shouldn’t be lawfully joined together.

In addition to hosting the couple’s wedding, Southwest agreed to send the couple on a honeymoon to one of their newer tropical destinations: Puerto Rico.

Wedding at 32,000 feet is a first for Southwest Airlines [USA Today]

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