A couple floated into matrimony thousands of feet above the Gulf of Mexico in what organizers said was the world’s first weightless wedding held in zero gravity conditions.

Bride Erin Finnegan and bridegroom Noah Fulmor, both of New York, show off their rings, tethered with nylon string so they will not float away, before taking part in the first weightless wedding aboard a specially-equipped Boeing 727, owned by Zero Gravity Corporation, for the first weightless wedding in Titusville, Florida, June 20, 2009.

The couple, of course, wanted to be married in space. But failing the availability of space tourism, they went with the next best thing.

To recreate the weightless experience without going into space, the plane executed parabolic flight maneuvers, climbing sharply and descending several times during the one-hour flight.

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