PHOTO: Southwest Airlines plane in flight. (Photo via Flickr/InSapphoWeTrust)
Last month, a couple traveling on a Southwest Airlines flight was treated to a special wedding ceremony to commemorate their 40th anniversary.
According to ABCNews.com, the husband and wife duo were identified as Bonnie and Dennis and were traveling together to Hawaii for an anniversary celebration. Attendants on the flight heard the news from the couple and decided to put on an impromptu wedding on the plane.
While Dennis waited near the faux altar near the cockpit, Bonnie made her way down the aisle of the plane wearing a custom-made toilet paper veil. As passengers and crew members broke out in applause, the couple kissed.
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“Our flight crews often celebrate, commemorate, acknowledge and share in special moments with our customers,” Southwest spokesperson Emily Samuels told ABC News. “In this particular instance, our customers were traveling in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary — heading out for a second honeymoon.”
“When our flight attendants learned of this, they had the idea that in addition to creating a veil, as they often do for customers who are traveling for their wedding or anniversary, they would also do a wedding march during the flight,” Samuels continued. “They took it a step further — making a bridal bouquet in a coffee cup, with blue toilet paper flowers for ‘something blue.’ They made the groom a boutonniere for his shirt.”
The airline industry is scrutinized at times by travelers due to negative experiences, but there is a silver lining to every cloud. Congratulations to the happy couple.