Lucknow couple to tie the knot in hot air balloon

February 18th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) Marriages are said to be made in heaven and it will get a bit closer to that in the case of this Lucknow-based couple set to solemnise their wedding in a hot air balloon.
Dev Prashant, a resident of the LDA colony here, has hired the services of the Sky Aerospace Club, Uttar Pradesh for his marriage Feb 26.

“The couple will tie the knot in a hot air balloon,” captain R.P. Sen of the club told IANS Wednesday.

“The chanting of hymns and the vermilion ceremony will take place in the bucket of the hot air balloon that will carry a priest along with the pilot and the couple,” Sen added.

“All formalities have been completed for the marriage ceremony with a difference. “We have just got permission from Air Traffic Control (ATC) of the Amausi airport here,” said a club official.

Arrangements have been made for the guests to watch the marriage on an LCD projector.

The hot air balloon will take off from the Ramlila ground in Aishbagh locality.

According to officials, nearly Rs.100,000 would be spent on the special wedding.

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