Unusual Weddings: Weddings you will remember
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - The bride wore white - and a face mask. A Chicago couple married in surgical masks and latex gloves Sunday after learning less than 48 hours before that they both had swine flu. Ilana Jackson and Jeremy Fierstien went ahead with the ceremony after doctors assured them guests wouldn't be at serious risk.
But to be sure, the 26-year-olds kept a 10-foot distance from family and friends at all times, even walking around the gathering instead of down the aisle at a Highland Park synagogue.
Jackson says they'd joked about swine flu after both experienced vomiting, achy limbs and fever. But they never thought they really had it.
She says the circumstances were unfortunate but that they took it in stride.
A couple proved their were head over heels in love during their wedding by getting married in zero gravity.
By Paul Thompson in Florida , London Telegraph
Published: 7:39PM BST 21 Jun 2009
Noah Fulmore and Erin Finnegan floated around as they became the first couple to tie the knot while weightless.
They were married on a special flight that simulates the zero gravity experienced by astronauts on space walks.
The couple paid more than £10,000 to have their wedding in a converted Boeing 727 jet that undertakes roller coaster-style dives.
As the jet plummets, passengers inside the padded cabin experience weightlessness.
Actor Tom Hanks prepared for his role in the film "Apollo 13" by taking a zero gravity flight.
Richard Garriott, the British-born space tourist, officiated at the ceremony.
The couple, both science fiction fans, came up with the idea after deciding they didn't want a conventional wedding.
Mr Fulmore, 31, and Ms Finnegan, 30, from New York, exchanged rings made from precious metal fragments of a meteorite that crashed to Earth in Namibia 30,000 years ago.
Their flight took off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
The zero gravity flight, which lasts 90 minutes, made 16 roller coaster-type dives, known as parabolic arcs, to create the weightlessness inside the cabin.
Mr Fulmore said:" It was outstanding, and everything we were hoping for."
His wife wore a designer wedding dress with trousers to protect her modesty during weightlessness.