Tue, 29 Nov 2022

LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Weather delays and a fully dressed bride and groom walked down the aisle of their airplane mid-flight to be married at 30,000 feet last week.

The couple, Pam and Jeremy Salda from Oklahoma, decided they would hop on a plane to get married in Las Vegas last week.

The couple, who had been dating since August 2020, booked an American Airlines flight, but kept it secret from their family and friends.

Traveling in full wedding outfits just for fun, and with a 9 pm Las Vegas wedding chapel appointment, they flew through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, but their final leg to Las Vegas was canceled after storms caused several delays.

The couple was able to find another Vegas-bound flight on Southwest Airlines. Another eventual passenger on that flight, ordained minister Chris Kligora, was also traveling to Las Vegas from Dallas-Fort Worth and overheard the couple discussing how they might still get to the chapel on time.

Kligora offered to marry the couple himself, and the three went online, snatched up the last seats to Vegas and shared an Uber across town to Dallas Love Field Airport.

As the couple boarded the flight, the pilot asked Pam about her wedding dress, and she told the captain their story and joked that they should just get married inflight.

To her surprise, the captain said, "Let's do it!" The flight crew rushed to hang toilet paper streamers and make a snack-mix sash for the minister.

In a written statement to FOX Weather, Southwest officials said, "We were thrilled to play host to Pam and Jeremy's special day."

As the bride walked down the aisle accompanied by her maid of honor, flight attendant Julie Reynolds, other passengers turned on their call buttons to light the aircraft, while another passenger, Kaitlyn Manzer, pulled out her camera and volunteered to be the photographer for the event.

"As she starts walking down the aisle, everybody's phones come out, video starts going. They are flipping on their flash and back lights to light it up. The whole plane lights up! She is walking down in this white dress like an angel," Jeremy Salda said, as reported by the New York Post.

"My voice just started to crack because it was so touching. People really wrote very sweet, kind, congratulatory notes and how it just it brightened their day. And that is what it is all about. If you can do something and make another person's day brighter, why not? And we are happy to have been able to do that," Pam Salda said.

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