Melbourne: Love was literally in the air when a New Zealand woman and an Australian man got married at 34,000 feet in a flight above the Tasman. David Valliant and Cathy Valliant tied the knot on a commercial Jetstar flight from Sydney to Auckland.
The couple said 'I do' when the plane was halfway point between their home countries. A Jetstar crew member officiated their marriage as flyers witnessed the ceremony. The flight's caption made an announcement about the ceremony and congratulated the couple as other passengers applauded. The wedding happened on October 9.
"It was the most amazing experience and something we will remember for the rest of our lives," Cathy Valliant said.
The couple met online in 2011 when they were playing a computer game called 'Airport City'. Two years later, they met in person at Sydney Airport. Their love for aviation brought them together.
David had planned to propose Cathy on a flight from Brisbane to Melbourne. However, he ended up getting nervous and proposed in the evening.
The couple then decided to make their wedding memorable by symbolising their love for aviation. They got in touch with the airline to get the arrangements done.
The airline then emailed other flyers booked on the flight that they were going to film. However, the details of the wedding were not included. Customers were offered to change their flights without any extra charge.
Though the legal wedding ceremony took place at the Sydney Airport before the couple boarded the flight, the ceremony in the sky was definitely memorable for them.
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