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!
The press coverage has continued to pour in, with our story in the U.K.’s Telegraph, translated into Japanese, translated into Greek, appearing in a website for Western Australia, and on nerd news sites Kotaku and Slashdot.
Because our wedding is particularly expensive, we’re looking for sponsors. Your logo could appear in the Zero G plane (or be added to the video in post production). Below are some examples of sponsored flights with Zero G. Diet Rite soda has put decals all over the cabin in some of the images, and Norton Antivirus put one huge logo on the back of the cabin as well as putting patches on the jumpsuits of flight members.
We didn’t have a definitive wedding date for well over a year, and we couldn’t tell what kind of press coverage we might get. But now, with just over a week to go, we know the answer is rather a lot.
Please contact us at noahanderin (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to talk about sponsorship or placing an advertisement with us!
We were awakened this morning around 5:00am by the simultaneous ringing of our phones! It was news people calling us up because this had just hit the stands:
So in love they could float away… which appeared on p. 7 of the NY Daily News, featuring pictures taken at last night’s event!
Later in the day arrived this highly inaccurate article: Couple plan to wed in space from that bastion of credible journalism, the Sun.
A cavalcade of others followed, once the story *really* hit the wires:
Today’s favorite headline:
Hipster Nerds to have Zero-Gravity Wedding
Someone sure has our number…
In case you are a member of the press and missed the press event last night, I have made the press kit available online here.
Noah’s last name is spelled “Fulmor” with no “e”. Noah Fulmor. It’s an unusual name.
The press event was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who showed up, and special thanks to Kush for letting us host the event.
Thanks to our media campaign (thanks to Kari and Phil!) there are already some news stories:
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: ‘Let’s Get Married — In Space!’ by Caitlin McNamara. We made the front page of this paper – above the fold! Thanks to Matt Y. for picking me up a physical copy.
On Space.com: First Weightless Wedding Planned By Clara Moskowitz
Martha Stewart Blogs “To Infinity and Beyond…” by Shira Savada, Real Weddings Editor
Our favorite headline so far: “Lovebirds to Get Married in Zero G, Puke on Each Other” by Michael Reilly in the Discovery Channel blogs.
Weightless Wedding blurb on Personal Spaceflight posted by Jeff Foust
Couple to enjoy zero-gravity nuptials on OneWed.com
Japanese designer’s wedding dress to become first used in zero gravity from Japan Today (a lot of comments about my underwear on this one)
First weightless wedding planned above Space Coast By Clara Moskowitz on FloridaToday.com (the same as the space.com story)
Tomorrow, Tuesday, 6/2/09, we’re having a press conference and blogger meet-up at 7:00pm at the Kush Lounge.
Press check-in will be at 7:00, and Noah and I will do a brief presentation and with a question and answer session at 7:30 PM. Interested media should contact Noah and Erin at noahanderin (at) gmail (dot) com. The ZERO-G wedding dress will be on-site for photograph opportunities.
This event is open to the public. We will eat free Space Food Sticks and listen to songs related to space:
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