Couple ‘Married’ On Plane Heading To Seattle: Surprise JetBlue ‘Wedding’ Goes Viral (Video)

June 6, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

A couple got “married” on a plane heading to Seattle because they have over $50,000 in student debt and because JetBlue flight attendants are really cool. After dating for more than ten years, Dina Zawaski and Charles Belliveau decided to elope and were giving a pretend wedding by flight attendants, who pronounced them “travel companions for life” as cheerful and unhappy passengers looked on.

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A couple got “married” on a plane going to Seattle as other passengers looked on, some were thrilled, but few seemed annoyed. Dina Zawaski and Charles Belliveau, who have been together for more than ten years, had decided to elope.

The couple originally from Boston, Massachusetts had plans to board a JetBlue flight to Seattle, Washington and drive to San Diego, California for a small ceremony with one friend, no rings and a photographer.

No one knew about their wedding plans other than Zawaski’s grandmother. Dina Zawaski explained:

“We hopped on a plane to Seattle and planned to secretly elope after road tripping down to San Diego, staying with (and surprising) friends along the way.”

The reason the couple was having such a low-key wedding is because they are working non-profit jobs, and they owe a combined $50,000 in student loan debt. Charles Belliveau is working on his masters degree and hopes to become a licensed mental health counselor.

As she was sitting on the plane, Dina told Chris, a flight attendant, that it was her bachelorette party, and she spilled the beans on her secret wedding ceremony. The flight attendant took matters into his own hands to give the lovers a surprise plane “wedding.” Chris said:

“I thought it’d be pretty cool just pretty quickly to have a fake airplane wedding. This is literally our first time – we have no idea what’s going on.”

Napkins were used as flowers and a garbage bag for a veil, and Chris sang the Wedding March into the plane’s intercom. Chris told the few frustrated passengers who were not thrilled by the mock wedding:

“It was so hard to get them out of their seats, let me tell you. his is going to be very quick so you can get back to your televisions.”

Chris came up with some hilarious vows:

“Dina…Do you take Chad to be your lawfully-wedded travel companion, through better or worse, as long as you both shall live.”

The bride and groom exchanged “wings,” pinning them on each other’s shirts and Chris concluded by saying, “By the power invested in JetBlue, which is no power at all, we now pronounce you travel companions. You can now kiss the bride.” According to The Inquisitr, a flight attendant named Joanne played the role of flower girl.

A passenger surprised the couple by pulling out his saxophone, playing Frank Sinatra‘s “The Way You Look Tonight” for them to enjoy their first dance. Talking to Boston media, the bride said:

“the JetBlue flight attendants’ ceremony was much more elaborate than my actual May 26 wedding, which took place on the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego’s Ocean Beach. I actually got married in shorts and flip-flops and Chas wore his Nike basketball sneakers. We didn’t even exchange rings – or wings – just letters that we wrote to each other a couple hours before the real ceremony.”

Chris was kind enough to set up a honeymoon registry at for the couple, but the bride wants to use the donations for a big wedding ceremony with their families.

What are your thoughts on this surprise “wedding?”


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  1. Patsy says:

    This looks like a staged thing for sweet headlines for the airline company, nothing is real this days not even the kisscam or wrestling.

  2. Foo Foo says:

    Chris was very hands on with this little event, Chad should worry about his wife Dina opening up to a complete stranger about her modest wedding st to take place. It was a secret and she shared with a man she just MET.
    Just saying, if Chris sweeps that woman away from Chad, he sould not besurprised. For the record no woman on this living planet wants to get married in a tshirt and flip flop. Any dress will do, any suit will do, no ring that is fine but no damn flip flop.

  3. Tanisha says:

    Congrats to the pair, it’s always great to selfless people putting their lives and careers on hold to help those in need. We need more this couple on this planet.Hope they have a wonderful life together.
    Good karma coming your way for your great actions.

  4. Ursula says:

    OMG Chris is so like David Tutera, he should become a wedding planner or something. He created an everlasting memory for the couple with almost nothing, how sweet. Sorry but the man listening to his music as the bride and groom danced looked like a real sour puss, get over yourself it was just a fun moment. Some people. Asians need to laugh more.

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