Couple gets married 32,000 feet in the air on Southwest flight

Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart held their wedding ceremony 32,000 feet in the air onboard a Southwest flight. (WFAA ABC 8 / Josh Stephen)

Keith Stewart, 38 and Dottie Coven, 44, took their love to new romantic highs when they were married in the air onboard a Southwest flight.

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"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 told ABC 8 Dallas-Fort Worth.

The couple surprised passengers onboard Southwest's November 2 flight 4058 from Nashville to Dallas Love Field when they held their wedding reception at the front of the 737 aircraft. The ceremony started shortly after takeoff, when a 4-year-old flower girl named Sydney passed out peanuts to passengers. Then Dottie appeared in a full wedding gown, walking down the aisle as music was played over the aircraft's speakers.

"If anyone can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together let them push their flight attendant call button now," the Southwest employee says in the video.

141 passengers onboard witnessed the couple read their vows off of their cell phones. The couple met on a dating website two years ago and travel frequently for work. They've accumulated over one million Rapid Rewards points on Southwest, which they were able to exchange for complimentary tickets for family and friends to witness the ceremony in the air.

Since the couple chose the interior of a Southwest aircraft rather than one of its destinations for their wedding ceremony, the airline has sent them on a honeymoon in one of its new Puerto Rico destinations. When not flying miles in the air, Stewart and Coven reside just outside Louisville, Kentucky.
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