A couple tied the knot on a Southwest flight in front of passengers who participated in the crowdsourced ceremony.
Renee and Michael boarded a flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore decked in wedding attire — she wearing a white gown with a sparkly belt and a veil, and he a tux. With 45 minutes remaining in the five-hour trip, the couple got up from their seats and headed toward opposite ends of the plane.
Then, holding a yellow floral bouquet, Renee began walking down the aisle toward her groom to the Ed Sheeran song “Perfect.” The pilot officiated at the wedding, announcing over the intercom, “They met each other four years ago and this weekend decided to make it at least another four years. They met on a Match.com date — and yes, ladies and gentlemen, it really does work.”
The pilot asked Michael to repeat the vows, which read in part, “I Michael, take you, Renee, to be my wife, my partner in life, and my travel companion…” After the ceremony, the couple danced down the aisle to Chris Brown‘s song “Forever.”
According to a rep from Southwest Airlines, the "crew jumped at an opportunity to wow two customers with an in-flight wedding surprise."
The couple was presented with a makeshift “cake” consisting of straws, toilet paper, and napkins bearing scrawled-out marriage advice from other passengers.