Couple holds wedding during Southwest Airlines flight

Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart tied the knot during a Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville to Dallas.

By Kate Stanton

NASHVILLE, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- An Indiana couple took their wedding to the skies on Sunday, when they said their vows during a non-stop Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville to Dallas.

Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart, of Croyden, Ind., fly so often for their work that they were inspired to get married on an airplane.


Coven and Stewart had racked up so many frequent flier miles that they were able to buy tickets for about 30 family members and friends to attend their sky-high nuptials. The rest of the flight's 141 passengers were strangers.

A flower girl passed out peanuts and officiant performed the ceremony over the plane's intercom.

They said their vows somewhere over Arkansas.

"We are gathered here today — whether you intended to or not — to celebrate the wedding of Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart," he told the flight.

"If anyone can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together let them push their flight attendant call button now," he added.

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