When Billie Jo Stratton, 70, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in September 2014, she told her daughter, Kristy, that she wanted to see where she works, wanted to visit Kristy's home in Seattle, WA, and wanted to be there to watch her daughter get married.
Kristy, who has worked as an Alaska Airlines flight attendant for 11 years, came up with a plan to make all three things happen in a really strange--yet perfect--way: She'd marry her boyfriend, Jim Larsen, in a ceremony in the sky while flying from Los Angeles to Seattle, where they both now live together--and Kristy would have her mom on board to witness the event and then afterward visit the couple's home.
Posted by Frees it in Time Photography on Saturday, February 20, 2016
Ironically, the couple had met on that exact flight six years prior--so it was a perfect nod to their romantic history as well as a memorable experience for her ailing mother.
After getting permission, Kristy asked her pastor and photographer to get "on board" with the plan--literally--and booked her mom a ticket for the flight.
And when the in-flight crew passed out bubbles, chocolate roses and candy sweethearts to the other unsuspecting passengers on board, it became obvious that something special was about to happen. Just watch video of the emotional ceremony--you'll wonder how anyone on the plane had a dry eye!
PLUS: See amazingly RARE photos from Princess Diana's royal wedding that will make you feel as if you were there.
The little girl in Diana's arms is Clementine Hambro, the youngest member of the bridal party. Clem was the princess's favorite student at the kindergarten where she worked as a teaching assistant.
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