Passengers had an unexpected surprise when a couple got married on their flight last week.
Holidaymakers travelling from Texas to Las Vegas on 24th April 2022 were thrown into an impromptu wedding ceremony when couple Pam Patterson and Jeremy Salda tied the knot onboard Southwest Flight 2690.
Pam and Jeremy’s previous American Airlines flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport was cancelled due to bad weather - meaning the pair would have missed their chapel appointment in Sin City.
However, seeing the couple dressed up to the nines in their wedding attire at the airport and becoming increasingly anxious, a fellow passenger, Chris, who also happened to be an ordained minister, offered to marry the couple himself.
The trio headed to the Southwest site and bought the last three seats on the nearly-full flight, ready to head to the centre of gambling to make their vows.
Their luck was in, though, as upon boarding the pilot, Captain Gil, realised Pam was in a wedding dress and offered for the pair to get married then and there, on the flight.
The airline crew swapped out their usual duties for a spot of in-flight decorating, donning toilet paper streamers across the cabin, as well as giving the minister a bespoke snack-mix sash, while one attendant stood in as Pam’s Maid of Honour.
A professional photographer on board pulled out all the stops in providing the happy couple with official wedding photos, while another passenger handed out a notebook for the cabin to sign with their well-wishes and seat numbers as a makeshift guestbook. It certainly takes a village!
Taking to their official Facebook page, Southwest Airlines wrote: “Congrats to the newlyweds on a memorable inflight wedding neither our Employees nor Passengers are likely to forget!
“We can't wait to welcome you back aboard the love airline. #SouthwestHeart.”
Fellow Southwest customers have since taken to the comments section, wishing the very best for the happy couple.
“Only on Southwest would something this cool happen! Love you guys! Congrats to the couple!”
Another added: “Congratulations! She looks beautiful and he has great hair. A LUV match made in the heavens…literally.”
“This is so lovely! What an experience for everyone there!”
Meanwhile, another quipped: “Congratulations to these two. I was on this flight. Hate to be the downer, but this flight was very late getting into Las Vegas.”
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