We all know Sweden is a fabulously gay-friendly travel destination. Stockholm is a gorgeous city with a thumping gay scene, uber-stylish design and shopping, world-class restaurants, and well — stunning Swedes. Now the folks at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) are taking it up a notch, hosting a contest to grant a lucky couple the wedding of their dreams–at 35,000 feet!
As part of SAS Airlines’ big new social media contest campaign titled “Love Is in the Air,” on December 6, the winning gay or lesbian European-based couple get flown via SAS from Stockholm to New York, and on the way they’ll take over an entire business class cabin and have their same-sex nuptials performing in-flight by the plane’s captain. And yes, gay marriage is legal in Sweden, so it’s all very legit. (The ceremony will take place in Swedish airspace.) Plus, SAS plans to bust out a wedding cake, and host a reception with dancing in the aisles! (Does Robyn have a good wedding song?)
Once they land, the newlyweds will enjoy a glam U.S. honeymoon, staying two nights at one of NYC’s finer W Hotels and then jetting off to L.A. for three nights at the hip new Andaz West Hollywood hotel.
But Americans can get in on the wedding-tastic prize package, too! On December 7th, a flight will transport a winning U.S. based same-sex couple from New York City to Stockholm (in SAS Business Class), and then on to Kiruna way up in northern Sweden, where the pair will be wed at the stylish and otherworldly IceHotel. They’ll stay there for two swank nights, and then head down to Stockholm for three nights at the brilliant Hotel Skeppsholmen, smack dab in the center of the city. Plus, the newlyweds will receive a VIP package from Stockholm Visitors’ Board, full of perks.
This could be your frosty honeymoon suite at the IceHotel. And your wedding photo op might look like this! But gayer.
To win, couples have to enter the “Love Is in the Air” contest and share information about themselves (photos, answer some cute personal questions about how they met, even videos) and then be voted on by visitors to the special Love Is in the Air site. For the best chance to win, couples are recommended to share their profile with as many friends as possible via various social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in order to increase the number of votes.
So, you wanna get hitched at the IceHotel in Sweden? Go for it! Enter the “Love Is in the Air” contest! And if you’re Euro-based, you could be the world’s first gay couple to ever tie the knot in-flight. That’s major!
Note: SAS wants to bestow these two major wedding prizes on couples who haven’t gotten married yet, so if you’ve already gotten married, you should step aside and let another couple snatch this bit of blissful glory.
Or if you just want to see the cute couples hoping to win, go check them out at http://love.flysas.net.
For more about winning your gay Swedish dream wedding, visit the Love Is in the Air site and enter. For great Stockholm travel info, visit our TripOut Gay Travel Stockholm Destination Guide. And also be sure to visit SAS Airlines’ gay site, too!