The union of two hearts is marriage. A wedding celebrates the union of two hearts. Every woman dreams of her dream wedding, and every guy wants to marry the woman of his dreams. An Oklahoma couple just got married in a way they never imagined.
Jeremy Salda and Pam Salda, both from Oklahoma City, have been dating since August 2020. In 2022, after face masks are no longer required on airplanes, they joked about escaping together and “eloping” to Las Vegas. The two booked flights for just the two of them to Las Vegas so they could wed at 9:00 PM on April 24. They also booked hotels and connecting flights on their mobile devices. Pam bought a cheap wedding dress online spontaneously.
According to a Southwest Airlines employee, the couple kept their plans secret from relatives and friends. The airline posted its story and lovely pictures on Facebook. Last Tuesday, Pam and Jeremy made light of the idea of getting married in Vegas. Their conclusion was that the other wasn’t kidding and they booked a flight on one of our rivals for Sunday with a wedding chapel reservation for Sunday night in Vegas. The couple discovered that their connection to LAS had been canceled when they arrived at DFW from OKC on Sunday. Their bad luck stopped at that point, according to the post’s description.
They boarded their flight to DFW wearing their wedding dresses without waiting another day. Upon arrival, they boarded their connecting flight to Las Vegas, only to discover that it had been canceled.
While waiting at the airport, the couple discussed how they might still make it to their wedding on time. Chris, another traveler, offered to join them on a Southwest Airlines flight to Las Vegas after hearing their touching story. Fortunately, they were able to snag the last three seats on the plane at Dallas Love Field.
Chris, an ordained priest, offered to marry them when they reached Las Vegas. Several passengers in the boarding area wished Pam and Jeremy luck as they boarded the aircraft. Captain Gil noticed that Pam and the couple were dressed in their wedding garb and asked her about it.
A Southwest Airlines spokesperson said, “She related their story to him and joked that perhaps they ought to get married on this flight.” The captain’s response, “Sod off!””” caught her off guard.
Crew members created a shoulder “binder” for the bride and groom out of snack bags strung together with strings, and decorated the lodge with toilet paper streamers. As the bride went down the aisle, one passenger performed a wedding march, and others turned on the aircraft’s call lights to set the mood. As a bridesmaid, Julie, a flight attendant, stepped in.
One passenger offered a doughnut as a wedding cake, while another pulled out an empty notebook as a guest list for everyone on board to sign.
Fortunately, a passenger who works in broadcasting and is a professional photographer was traveling. He offered to snap the couple’s wedding photos and used 4K video equipment to record the entire event.
As Pam walked down the aisle holding a bouquet in her hand, passengers pulled out their smartphones to record the touching moment. Passengers cheered them on during the ceremony, and the couple was impressed. The ceremony, which took place at a height of 37,000 feet (about 11,280 meters), went smoothly.
Southwest Airlines officials told The Epoch Times that the entire flight crew was “extremely happy” to witness the couple’s special day. Congratulations to the newlyweds and best wishes as they begin their new life together. It’s a good life.
Pam and Jeremy plan to proceed with the marriage ceremony they originally scheduled for August in Mexico. This time, Chris, the Flight 2690 crew, as well as friends and family, are invited.
Southwest Airlines’ Facebook page has received 370K likes, 29K comments, and 84K shares since it posted the pictures.
This is wonderful! I’ve used Southwest for years. It is without a doubt the best airline with a great crew that makes flying a pleasure! Thank you for everything you do. A person commented.
Another person commented, “Pam Tastic.” Congratulations!!! This was amazing! I love it! A lifetime of happiness is sent your way. Southwest Airlines deserves to be commended for letting the world know about this. It’s worthwhile to view this. What a fantastic tale!