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Mum-to-be marries her husband while flying 40,000 feet in front of 150 strangers

Walking down a different aisle: Mum-to-be marries her fiancé while flying 40,000 feet in front of 150 perfect strangers – but the couple almost missed out after Victoria’s snap lockdown

  • A pregnant couple wed at 40,000 feet in front 150 unsuspecting strangers
  • The ‘wedding in the air’ took place on a flight from Melbourne to Sydney 
  • The pair wanted fuss-free and unconventional nuptials to celebrate their love

Passengers on a Virgin Australia flight were happily surprised to see a beautiful bride walk down the plane aisle to marry her husband at 40,000 feet. 

Elaine Tiong, 35, and Luke Serdar, 36, wed on a Virgin Australia flight with 150 people on board from Melbourne to Sydney on Thursday. 

The lovebirds opted for an unconventional wedding in the air, which originally had to be rescheduled because of Victoria’s most recent lockdown. 

Passengers on a Virgin Australia flight were happily surprised to see a beautiful bride walk down the plane aisle to marry her handsome husband at 40,000 feet

Prahan couple Elaine Tiong, 35 (left) and Luke Serdar, 36 (right) wedded on a Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Sydney on Thursday.

Prahan couple Elaine Tiong, 35 (left) and Luke Serdar, 36 (right) wedded on a Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Sydney on Thursday.

The lovebirds opted for an unconventional wedding in the air, which originally had to be rescheduled because of Victoria's most recent lockdown

The lovebirds opted for an unconventional wedding in the air, which originally had to be rescheduled because of Victoria’s most recent lockdown

The pair are four months pregnant and wanted low fuss nuptials to celebrate their relationship, though they had to wear a mask the entire time for Covid safety

The pair are four months pregnant and wanted low fuss nuptials to celebrate their relationship, though they had to wear a mask the entire time for Covid safety

Groom Luke said the original ceremony was planned for Valentine's Day but had to be rescheduled because of lockdown. Pictured: Bride Elaine Tiong

 Groom Luke said the original ceremony was planned for Valentine’s Day but had to be rescheduled because of lockdown. Pictured: Bride Elaine Tiong

The pair are four months pregnant and wanted low fuss nuptials to celebrate their relationship, though they had to wear a mask the entire time for Covid safety. 

‘The truth is, I was a wedding planner for many years, and after organising hundreds of weddings, I wanted something different for us,’ stylist Elaine said.     

‘This is always what I had dreamed of – doing something random and completely out of the box. After friends suggested I marry on a flight – Luke loves travel and planes – I couldn’t think of a more perfect way for us to say “I do”, and here we are.’ 

Groom Luke said the original ceremony was planned for Valentine’s Day but had to be rescheduled because of Victoria’s lockdown.  

The electrician called the nuptials a perfect reflection of the adventurous couple and said they ‘couldn’t be happier to finally tie the knot’ after a false start.  

'The truth is, I was a wedding planner for many years, and after organising hundreds of weddings, I wanted something different for us,' stylist Elaine said (pictured right)

‘The truth is, I was a wedding planner for many years, and after organising hundreds of weddings, I wanted something different for us,’ stylist Elaine said (pictured right)

Elaine stunned in a classic v-neck dress and held a bouquet of striking red flowers, while Luke looked dashing in a tan suit, and they both rocked white bridal masks.  

‘Our friends and family will probably think we’re a bit crazy, but know we’re always up for an adventure,’ Luke said.

‘We’re pregnant and while both originally from Adelaide, our families now live between the UK, America and Croatia. After five years of dating we wanted to elope.’ 

Elaine (left) was stunning in a classic dress and held a bouquet of striking red flowers, while Luke (right) looked dashing in a tan suit, and they both rocked white bridal masks

Elaine (left) was stunning in a classic dress and held a bouquet of striking red flowers, while Luke (right) looked dashing in a tan suit, and they both rocked white bridal masks

The Melbourne-based pair kissed when the disembarked from the airplane upon arriving in Sydney

The Melbourne-based pair kissed when the disembarked from the airplane upon arriving in Sydney

The ceremony was officiated by actress and singer Tottie Goldsmith, who MC-ed over the plane’s loudspeaker. 

‘Not many people can say they boarded a flight as an engaged couple then disembarked a married one. I’m so thrilled to have been able to share in their experience and in their love for one another,’ she said. 

The Melbourne-based pair kissed when they disembarked from the airplane upon arriving in Sydney.  

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