A couple of would-be newlyweds thought their luck had run out when flights to their wedding destination of Las Vegas were canceled and the prospect of getting married that day seemed to crumble.

Oklahomans Pam and Jeremy Salda wanted to tie the knot in a small Las Vegas celebration on Tuesday but when they landed at Dallas Fort Worth on April 24 the pair realized their connecting flight had been canceled.

Yet it wasn’t long before their luck turned and they were riding high again as another passenger overheard their problem and revealed he was an ordained minister who could wed them in the air. 

Chris Mitcham, whose plane to Las Vegas was also canceled, booked tickets with the couple on Southwest Flight 2690 from Dallas Love Field Airport to Las Vegas via Phoenix.

Oklahomans Pam and Jeremy Salda wanted to tie the knot in a small Las Vegas but instead got married in a plane

Oklahomans Pam and Jeremy Salda wanted to tie the knot in a small Las Vegas but instead got married in a plane

Oklahomans Pam and Jeremy Salda wanted to tie the knot in a small Las Vegas but instead got married in a plane

Pam walked up the aisle at 37,000 feet on Southwest Flight 2690 from Dallas Love Field Airport to Las Vegas via Phoenix

Pam walked up the aisle at 37,000 feet on Southwest Flight 2690 from Dallas Love Field Airport to Las Vegas via Phoenix

Pam walked up the aisle at 37,000 feet on Southwest Flight 2690 from Dallas Love Field Airport to Las Vegas via Phoenix

The couple celebrated in front of hundreds of people

The couple celebrated in front of hundreds of people

The crew set the mood by turning on the plane's call lights and downloaded Here Comes The Bride to play as Pam walked down the aisle, accompanied by one of the stewardesses as a stand-in maid of honor.

The crew set the mood by turning on the plane's call lights and downloaded Here Comes The Bride to play as Pam walked down the aisle, accompanied by one of the stewardesses as a stand-in maid of honor.

The crew set the mood by turning on the plane’s call lights and downloaded Here Comes The Bride to play as Pam walked down the aisle, accompanied by one of the stewardesses as a stand-in maid of honor

The couple had already dressed for the chapel in the hope they could rush straight from the airport to the altar. 

Instead, the Saldas were married at 37,000 feet in front of hundreds of strangers. 

As she boarded the plane, the Southwest captain asked whether Pam was going to get hitched in Las Vegas. 

‘I said, “Well, we’re going to try, but if not I think I’m just going to get married right here on this plane”‘, she told ABC News

‘He said, “Really?” I was like, “Yes” and he goes, “Okay, we can do that.”‘ 

Pam added: ‘As soon as we kind of get up to the altitude, people can start moving around. 

Bride and groom posed with the flight's crew after their successful mid-air wedding

Bride and groom posed with the flight's crew after their successful mid-air wedding

Bride and groom posed with the flight’s crew after their successful mid-air wedding

One passenger even created a guest book of every passenger on board at their impromptu ceremony

One passenger even created a guest book of every passenger on board at their impromptu ceremony

One passenger even created a guest book of every passenger on board at their impromptu ceremony

‘The flight crew, they just spring into action. They’re taking toilet paper and making streamers at the front. 

‘They made Chris, the officiant, a little sash out of snack packets and clipped it together with cocktail spears.’

The crew set the mood by turning on the plane’s call lights and downloaded Here Comes The Bride to play as Pam walked down the aisle, accompanied by one of the stewardesses as a stand-in maid of honor.

The happy couple had wanted to get married in Las Vegas but when their connecting flight was canceled a fellow passenger revealed he was an ordained minister and could marry them on the plane

The happy couple had wanted to get married in Las Vegas but when their connecting flight was canceled a fellow passenger revealed he was an ordained minister and could marry them on the plane

The happy couple had wanted to get married in Las Vegas but when their connecting flight was canceled a fellow passenger revealed he was an ordained minister and could marry them on the plane

Other passengers got involved too. Minister Chris also used to be a TV producer and was able to use his video camera to capture the special moment on film.

Meanwhile, a professional photographer on board snapped pictures for the bride and groom.

Another passenger passed around a notebook that every passenger wrote in with their name, seat number and a note for the newlyweds.

The couple had already dressed for the chapel in the hope they could rush straight from the airport to the altar

The couple had already dressed for the chapel in the hope they could rush straight from the airport to the altar

Instead they put their marriage clothes to use on a Southwest plane

Instead they put their marriage clothes to use on a Southwest plane

The couple had already dressed for the chapel in the hope they could rush straight from the airport to the altar. Instead they put their marriage clothes to use on a Southwest plane

Jeremey beamed as he held his new wife Pam in his arms while hundreds of joyful passengers celebrated with them

Jeremey beamed as he held his new wife Pam in his arms while hundreds of joyful passengers celebrated with them

Jeremey beamed as he held his new wife Pam in his arms while hundreds of joyful passengers celebrated with them

One fellow passenger even had a spare donut to offer as a wedding cake, which Pam and Jeremy decided to split with each other. 

The airline provided drinks on the house as well.

Southwest Airlines said: ‘Congrats to the newlyweds on a memorable inflight wedding neither our Employees nor Passengers are likely to forget! 

‘We can’t wait to welcome you back on board the love airline.’

Source: Daily Mail

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