A lot of the press seems to be getting a couple things wrong – Noah’s last name “Fulmor” has no “e” in it, for example. I didn’t wear “pants under the dress,” rather, pants were part of the design. The pants are the dress. We didn’t go to Disney World for our official honeymoon, I just wanted to go to Disney World. Next year we’ll go to Antarctica for our honeymoon. One news source (in Britain) also thinks the ceremony cost just $16,000 – I have no idea where they got that number, since it was more like $60,000.
ZERO-G News Brief
Weightless Wedding Coverage
June 22, 2009
The ZERO-G Weightless Wedding has generated an unbelievable amount of TV, print, radio and online coverage throughout the country and has even reached the UK, China, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. At this point, the wedding has been covered in nearly 300 television segments and more than 200 articles and blogs.
In addition to the TV exclusive coordinated with CBS The Early Show (which ran this morning across the entire CBS network), the wedding also has been covered nationally on Fox and Friends, CBS Evening News, Associated Press TV, on national Canadian programs CBC News World Today, CTV News Canada National and Global Toronto, the national UK program Sky News – UK, and top-tier regional networks such as KTLA (Los Angeles) and WFLD FOX (Chicago), among many others. We expect additional pick-up through AP and CBS throughout the evening.
As for online coverage, the story was featured on the front page of Yahoo! News, The New York Daily News, USA Today, The Today Show, ABC News and was featured as MSNBC’s top space story. Photos of the flight were feature on The New York Post’s “Day in Photos” and on The Insider.
CBS The Early Show
Fox National – Fox & Friends
CBS Evening News
KTLA Los Angeles
Sky News – UK
Fox Tampa Bay
CBC News World Today
CTV News Canada National
WHAM Rochester, New York
WTOP DC Radio
WINS-AM NY Radio
WTAE (Pittsburgh, PA), KTVX (Salt Lake City, UT), KRHD (Waco, TX), KXXV (Temple-Bryan, TX), KEZI (Eugene, OR), WZZM (Grand Rapids, MI), WVEC (Norfolk, VA), WMAR (Baltimore, MD)
KOKI (Tulsa, OK), WACH (Columbia, SC), WTGS (Savannah, GA), WDAF (Kansas City, MO)
KRQE (Albuquerque, NM)
Other National/ International
WSBS (Miami, FL), New England Cable News (Boston, MA), NewsNet-TV (Canada)
CNN Video – right click to download
CBC Video – right click to download
If these links don’t work let me know, and I’ll fix it.
I forgot to mention Lambs Eat Ivy Salon in the CBS interview, but it was really, really short and weird and at 7:15 AM on Monday. I’ll do a whole post about the hair salon later.
I was also supposed to give a shout out to the 057 club, who were instrumental in decorating the bouquet. When I get higher resolution video and photos, hopefully you’ll be able to see the crystals attached on monofilament strings. The bouquet was put together by Jennifer Nicolosi at A Downtown Florist and Wedding Shop.
We have a long, long list of thank you notes to write. There are a lot of people without whom this ceremony would not have been possible!
I’m not someone who usually wears jewelery, and it occurred to me that I didn’t have any earrings to wear with my dress.
I commissioned a pair of zero gravity earrings using Etsy.com’s Alchemy function. Etsy.com, for those not in-the-know is an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade items. I’m a big fan of the site, and a lot of my friends have their own Etsy shops, including Kari, who’s going on the zero gravity flight with us.
Two Etsy jewelry makers made really attractive bids, so I commissioned Tesoro Bella Jewelry to make my earrings, and Treasuresheart to make earrings for my bridesmaids and my mom.
Here’s a picture of my earrings and bracelet!
Treasureheart’s earrings arrived in the mail today! They are totally sweet.
T minus six days and counting to the wedding! My Bed Bath and Beyond registry still lists the wrong date, so at least one friend thought our wedding was the 13th – it’s not, it’s the 20th!
Our rings arrived and Noah’s tux is done. It is really sharp, I can’t wait to see him wear it!
Two bridal showers, one bachelor party and one bachelorette party later, the crew manifest has changed and is final:
On the Plane 6/10/2009
1. Noah (groom)
2. Erin (me)
3. Officiant Richard Garriott / Lord British
4. Our (video) camera person through Zero G Corp
5. Our still Photographer TBD through Zero G Corp
10. Matt (Erin’s brother)
11. Erin’s Mom
12. Erin’s Dad
The Canadian couple has dropped out. I hope they have an even cooler space wedding sometime in the future!
Garriott’s mom called my mom and told her what it’s like to go on the flight. My dad was convinced to go after watching a video from the Zero G Company that made it look really pleasant and fun. So in the end, my parents are going on the flight after all. This is thanks in part to an anonymous soldier in Iraq who offered to pay for half of mom’s ticket.
Noah and I are flying to Florida tomorrow afternoon to get our wedding license details straightened out.
I’m still working on the bouquet part!
How, exactly, is this going to work?
Because I work in animation, I know the power of storyboarding!
Please note: I’m not applying for any storyboard jobs anytime soon. I’m more of a production person. A production coordinator, to be exact. If anyone would care to re-draw my thumbnail board above, I can offer one free brunch in New York City at a restaurant of your choosing.
Our guests are not shown in this storyboard, but they will be featured in the final video – particularly if they happen to be wearing flight suits with our sponsors’ logos. I don’t mean that we have sponsors yet, I mean potential sponsors. Email us at noahanderin(at)gmail.com for sponsorship opportunities.
We will reveal our “secret celebrity officiant” at our press conference on May 27th (more details coming soon).
Also, the first three parabolas are performed at different velocities; one at martian gravity and two at lunar gravity. The Zero G Corporation advised us not to do part of the ceremony during the first three parabolas, but instead to let everyone get accustomed to the experience.