Scott Hardie | July 17, 2001
Here's a first: An American couple are paying $560,000 to get married on board the sunken Titanic. Kimberley Miller and David Liebowitz of New York will exchange vows in a submersible on the ship's bow, 2.5 miles underwater, in two weeks.

The captain of the submersible crew will perform the ceremony, either inside the submersible or on the ship on the surface, via radio. The couple were inspired by their favorite movie (obviously 1969's "The Maltese Bippy"), and are the first couple in the world to be married on the Titanic. Some members of the British Titanic Society are angry about the event, since the sunken ship is, after all, a graveyard. But the ship belongs to world history as much as it does to the dead bodies there.

Certainly, a lot of people don't like the movie "Titanic." But I think it's a neat idea whether one likes the movie or not, and original weddings rock the house. Given Dennis Tito's recent vacation on the International Space Station, I wonder if we'll see the first-ever space wedding in our lifetime. Releasing the bouquet into the vacuum would be a nice touch.


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