Couple Exchange Vows In Thin Air

By Meera Dolasia on August 13, 2008

You may have heard of couples getting married inside airplanes, but this British couple took their wedding vows while strapped onto the wings of biplanes, flying at an altitude of 1000 ft. As for the Reverend who married them? He was also on a similar plane and ......... strapped backwards!

Katie and Darren McWalters, who got engaged last year in the Amazon forest were looking for an even more adventurous wedding venue. They found their calling when a company called Aerosuperbatics that does wingwalking air formation shows on biplanes (see video below), placed an advertisement looking for 'daredevil lovebirds'. To their delight they were selected from the thousands of couples who responded.

Having done several trial runs, the couple was ready to go when their wedding day finally arrived on August 5th. After a legal ceremony at a registrar's office, they drove to the airport near Circencester, Gloucestershire, with Darren, wearing his tuxedo and Katie, a beautiful white wedding dress. Once there, they were strapped onto the wings of the plane, ready to go.

As the planes took off, about fifty guests watched and listened through an airborne communications system as Darren McWalters and Katie Hodgson, her white gown fluttering wildly, flew alongside and confirmed their vows. Leading them, strapped backwards was 67-year old Reverend Bringham - a man with some experience, as he had already performed a similar wedding seven years ago for one of the members of the wingwalking team.

On landing, they exchanged their rings and joined the rest of the guests for a champagne reception and wedding breakfast at the airport hanger.

Both Darren and Katie said they had the wedding of their dreams. While it is tough to top this wedding, the couple has already left for their next adventure - a safari in Tanzania, East Africa and after that who knows?

The first video is of Katie and Darren getting married, while the second one is that of the Aerosuperbatic's wingwalking team, known as Team Guinot. For more fun information on Aerosuperbatics, check out their website at

Source:Lanchashire Telegraph,

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  • AnonymousTuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:53 am
    That's cool
    • susie
      susieThursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm
      • la_eliza
        la_elizaTuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8:21 am
        That's different!
        • imdabomb
          imdabombThursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm
          That's crazyy
          • ABEThursday, March 1, 2012 at 9:17 am
            man that is awesome i am so gonna sign up for that! if i find one!
            • EmmaMonday, December 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm
              wow i dont like hights!!!!
              • MeFriday, December 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm
                • bezi12
                  bezi12Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm
                  wow thats crazy!!
                  • socgirl08
                    socgirl08Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm
                    • gabby
                      gabbySunday, October 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm
                      wow. just wow

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