Gay Wedding Alert: Love on a plane

Post by GayCities New York Editor JJ Keyes

Looking to have the ultimate gay wedding? Take your lover to the skies this winter with SAS Scandinavian Airlines. The airline has teamed up with VisitSweden, Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network, and ICEHOTEL to host the world’s first same-sex wedding on a plane, with the the ceremonial flight taking place between Stockholm and New York on December 6th as part of their “Love is in the air” campaign.

The grooms (or brides) getting hitched will be Swedish, but one couple from America will also win a wedding and honeymoon package, from New York to Sweden, including SAS business class seats, two nights at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, three nights’ accommodation at Hotel Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, a VIP Stockholm package organized by Stockholm Visitor’s Board and cooler than “Mile High Club” status. The competition is only open to US-based residents, while the European-based winners will win a trip to New York and Los Angeles.

The weddings will be valid: Sweden was one of the first countries to legalize same-sex partnerships and marriage. But if same-sex marriage is not legal in your state (yet!), Swedish law unfortunately will not prevail but you will still be married by Swedish standards. But, What the Hell, you get to be the first of your friends to say you got married at the ICEHOTEL!

If you win or if you just wan to visit an awesomely gay city, you’ve got to take your new beau to F12, Danyel Couet’s sexy restaurant, for your first dinner in Stockholm. Explore the Vasa MuseumHallwyl Museum, and Millesgården, and hit the Absolut Ice Ba, before breaking it down with your beau at Torget and Patricia.

Love is in the Air image courtesy of Visit Sweden and SAS

Photo credits:  JJ Keyes

One Comment

  • jjkeyes

    Be sure to vote! There are some great couples in the running!