SAS hosts first same-sex,in-flight wedding

On Monday, December 6th, weddings for one gay couple from Germany – Aleksandar Mijatovic and Shantu Bhattacherjee – and one lesbian couple from Poland, – Ewa Tomaszewicz and Gosia Rawińska – took place on SAS Airlines flight SK903 traveling from Stockholm to New York.

The couples were winners in a wedding and honeymoon-package contest hosted by SAS and a variety of partners in the travel industry.   I was honored to be on the history-making wedding flight on assignment to write an article about the event that will appear on msnbc.com. In the meantime, here are some photos from the day.

SAS Love is in the Air photo

SAS same-sex in-flight wedding

SAS crew performs wedding rap for couples wed on plane

SAS crew performs wedding rap for in-flight, same-sex wedding couples

SAS same-sex, in-flight wedding couples received models of their wedding airplane

Wedding cake for SAS same-sex wedding flight

Wedding cake for SAS same-sex wedding flight December 6, 2010

Congratulations to everyone involved with this very special in-flight wedding.

(All photos by Harriet Baskas)