SAS becomes first airline to host (same sex) mile high wedding

Mile high weddingThink you’re being original when you plan your wedding at sea? Think again. What about getting married midair? A same-sex couple couple from Germany and a lesbian couple from Poland were married in a mile high wedding on an SAS-operated flight from Stockholm to New York, reported MSNBC yesterday.

Aleksandar Mijatovic and Shantu Bhattacherjee of Germany, then for Ewa Tomaszewicz and Gosia Rawińska of Poland tied the knot about 20 minutes after takeoff. Aftewards, guests enjoyed champagne and cake as well as a multi-course wedding dinner (and a traditional first dance). We’re glad there wasn’t turbulence.

More than 350,000 people voted in the social media contest that granted the two couples the in-flight “dream wedding” package.

SAS is owned by the governments of Norway, Denmark and Sweden. These countries were among the world’s first to legalize same sex marriage.

Is it tawdry to wonder if they joined the mile high club to kick off their honeymoons?