Kentucky couple marries on Southwest flight bound for Dallas

Kentucky couple marries on Southwest flight bound for Dallas (Image 1)

A couple married 32,000 feet up in the air on a Southwest flight Sunday afternoon after the plane took off from Nashville.

Shortly after flight No. 4058 took off, 4-year-old flower girl, Sydney, passed out peanuts to passengers on the flight headed to Dallas, Texas.

Minutes later, bride Dottie Coven, 38, danced her way down the plane’s center aisle in her wedding gown to marry her waiting fiancé, Keith Stewart.

“A lot of things around flying tends to not be fun,” she told WFAA-TV in Dallas. “Let’s make it fun again.”

Coven and Stewart read their vows to each other from their cell phones.

“I, Dottie, choose you Keith, to be my husband in front of our friends, our family, and random but very special guests,” Coven said.

SLIDESHOW: Couple marries on Southwest flight

The couple, who travels a lot for work, was able to trade in accumulated Rapid Rewards points for 30 tickets on the flight for family members and close friends.

“We were literally sitting at a gate in Baltimore, waiting for a flight, and just thinking, ‘What should we do?’ And we thought, ‘What about getting married on a plane?'” Coven said.

Coven told WFAA she wrote a letter asking Southwest to honor their unique request to get married during a flight.

The airline company agreed and decided the first non-stop flight from Nashville to Dallas Love Field would be the perfect flight for the wedding.

Coven and Stewart, 44, live near Louisville, Kentucky, and met on a dating website two years ago.

The couple will honeymoon in Puerto Rico on a trip courtesy of Southwest.

*WFAA-TV contributed to this report.

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