Lonely Planet Writer

This airline-loving couple had a very unusual themed wedding

Themed weddings are always a hit, but one travel-loving couple went that extra air mile when they had a Delta-themed wedding. Memphis couple, Bess Wohlner and Jeremy Simons, met in rabbinical school in 2009, and they managed to weave all sorts of airline touches into the ceremony and reception.

Memphis couple, Bess Wohlner and Jeremy Simons, had a Delta-themed wedding. Image: Paige Miller

Firstly, the airline fanatics announced their engagement with a Diamond Status ‘save the date’ card, and then welcomed their guests with Tumi amenity kits from Delta’s first class cabin. The wedding party wore navy blue bridesmaids’ dresses and yarmulkes, complete with bright red accents.

Bess Wohlner and Jeremy Simons airline-themed seating plan. Image: Paige Miller

Delta loaned Jeremy a branded mat for the walk down the aisle, and the officiant at the ceremony was a fellow Delta Medallion. The guests’ seating assignments were distributed on “bag tags.” which sorted them into 12 tables organised by meaningful cities to the bride and groom’s relationship.

Bess Wohlner and Jeremy Simons wedding had destination-themed tables. Image: Paige Miller

For the reception, hors-d’oeuvres were served with onboard service wear and Delta-branded cups and napkins. Dessert came on the couples’ beverage carts, which they own. The guests enjoyed a photo booth with a green screen simulating an airplane interior, oxygen masks and decommissioned business seats from the couple’s living room.

The wedding cake on a beverage cart at a Delta-themed wedding. Image: Paige Miller

Bess and Jeremy’s love for the airline began when they flew out of the Los Angeles hub for student assignments. Bess agreed to do a “mileage run” with Jeremy and purchase trips from one Delta city to the next to accrue SkyMiles. After 47 hours spent making two laps around the US without ever leaving an airport, he knew she was the one for him.

The wedding cake at a Delta-themed wedding. Image: Paige Miller

Still, Bess and Jeremy parted ways for a few years until they found each other again on the same flight from New York to Tel Aviv. “I knew it was love when he handed off one of his upgrades and delivered his first-class meal to me from the front of the plane,” said Bess.

Bess Wohlner and Jeremy Simons at their airline-themed table. Image: Paige Miller

The newlyweds are spending their honeymoon visiting Delta stops in Scotland, Amsterdam, Sri Lanka, Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver, Seattle and additional SkyTeam destinations along the way. We hope their love for one another keeps hitting the heady heights.