A recent survey has revealed that sparks are flying on planes, and we’re talking about love. An HSBC survey asked more than 5,000 travelers around the world about the experiences of planes and any onboard connections they have made. The result: One in every 50 travelers met the love of their life on a plane journey.
The new survey was completed in July 2018 and secured responses from travelers in 141 countries. The survey found that 16 percent of travelers formed a business connection on a flight, and 14 percent made life-long friends who they met while they were flying. This may not come as such as a surprise since over half the respondents, 51 percent, in fact, said that they have had a conversation with a stranger on a flight.
As for the study’s statistics regarding American travelers, it was concluded that two U.S. couples meet on the average flight. Therefore, many can hope to meet the love of their life on their next flight, and there are even several apps to help connect with fellow fliers.
One app, btrfly, allows you to connect with travelers across 380 airports around the world. You just put your flight information or airport and the app helps you do the work. Moreover, the web-based app, Planely, is a social network for the skies. Planely allows you to connect with fellow travelers who match your interests, allowing you to meet up in-flight or on the ground.
Therefore, flights across the world are proving to be more than just a start of a journey in regards to a business trip or vacation; rather, it could be the start of a new journey with a loved one that you probably would not have met otherwise. Who knows, maybe it was after discussing your thoughts on the plane food, that sparks began to fly.
Love might give you the sensation of floating on air, but for this woman, that notion became quite literal. The minute her boyfriend proposed, she knew she wanted her wedding to be one she would never forget – but nor would her guests. With wings attached to her beautiful white gown, this woman finally got the magical night she has been waiting for her entire life. Prince charming by her side is clearly infatuated with his glowing bride, so the two make an impeccable match.
Most brides like to stand out on their special day, so much so that an unspoken rule was written: any woman who dares to show up at a wedding with a gown resembling the color white will be showered with red wine. Unlike most, this girl thought the best way to celebrate one of the biggest days in her life would be by blending into the background and wearing a gown that would assist her to do so.
Spooning Is A Must
For one night only, you get to walk down the aisle, look your significant other in the eye, say your vows and celebrate the fact that you have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. This particular bride was very much into the theme of “one time only,” and so she went ahead and got herself a single-use dress. Her husband’s chosen outfit mirrored her makeup and overall theme, wearing a suit made out of garbage bags.
This Girl Is On Fire
Wearing a dress that is blazing with fire might make people on the dance floor drop it like it’s hot, but this is a dress most churches would not approve of on account of it resembling the scorching fumes of hell. This bride was clearly not letting anyone’s opinion get in the way of her wearing the dress of her choice no matter how controversial it is, but at least she maintained the traditional white theme in her upper body.
Sweet Tooth Favorite
If the gown looks good enough to eat, that is because it probably is! Finding the perfect wedding dress and cake seems like a lot of hard work, where both time, effort and money are being spent uncontrollably to guarantee only the best is being used for your special day. This flame-haired bride thought of a creative way to avoid the additional stress – combine the two into one. The concept of an edible dress might sound too bizarre to some, but clearly not to this woman.
All Aboard The Love Train
Giving “go big or go home” an interpretation of her own, the luminous bride wanted all her guests to hold a train so long it would dignify royal families.
Bride Of Pride
Wearing her red, blue and white dress with pride, this bride is the embodiment of patriotism. On her special day, she decided to put on a dress that signified both her love for her country as well as her fiance, thus showing her true colors on the outside and within. However, we cannot help but wonder what the bridesmaids wore on account of the bride of pride standing out the way she did. We wonder what the groom wore too.
The Italian chocolatier was celebrated in this particular wedding, who went ahead with the sugary theme guided by wishful thinking that it would bring upon them many years of sweet love. The classic white tone was also added to the edible mix in order to stick to classics in a sense, and was done by using Raffaelo chocolates of the same brand. The groom did not want to overshadow his bride, so he decided to keep things simple with a chef uniform.
Something Blue – Sorted!
Karen Bell nearly ticked off all the boxes wearing a wedding gown that expressed her one true and never-ending love – for Manchester City FC. Wearing a dress made up of old Blues shirts she spent weeks sewing, the Greater Manchester resident explained what went through her head the moment she decided to make such a unique dress: “We wanted to do something different because we have both been married before,” she said. “It was a labour of love.”
Hello Kitty is more than a cartoon for those who truly consider themselves fans of the neatly accessorized feminine cat. For some, loving Hello Kitty is a way of living: their homes look like a Hello Kitty merchandise manufacturing factory, they wear items with the cat’s trademarked face and color just about anything with the iconic pastel shades. The bride in the picture below sees the catty cartoon as such a major part of her life, there was no way she was leaving her out on her big day.
They say ’til death do us part, but what if the bride stands at the alter looking like she just came from a carnival in Rio? Here are the quirkiest wedding gowns from brides who took their special day to a new level.
Teen Bride Wears $235,000 Golden Dress
They say the wedding dress is one of the most important parts of the wedding, but how do you feel about a $235,000 splurge? Evka, 19, and Lukas, 20, went viral after their wedding footage was released showing the bride’s insanely extravagant dress.
It takes a special set of skills to be able to merge such opposing trends, but somehow this biker chick made it work. Wearing both the traditional white garments while staying true to her self and way of living, the biker bride tied the knot with her significant other, who also made an effort to add a bowtie to his everyday black leather vest ensemble. Personally, we love the overall look both displayed and the fact the bride would not skip the customary veil.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
While for most relationships the ultimate sacrifice takes the form of giving up one’s bachelor ways, something tells us this particular couple is not about to keep things traditional like the rest of them. Perhaps the fresh wife is entering this relationship a realist, wearing those demonic devil thorns with pride, or maybe this is what a punk-rock wedding looks like. Either way, we hope ’til death do us part will not be misinterpreted by the two as the ultimate sacrifice.
This bride seems young enough to be wearing a wedding dress as a costume, but on account of the tiara and effort that was put into her hair and makeup, we doubt this is merely dress-up. The dress, with its clear-cut strapless shape and wide slit up the front, is meant to suggest sultriness, but in reality, this wedding gown is more low-key than many others out there. However, the feather-like cuts are hard to ignore, creating a rather bird-like overall look.
Better Safe Than Sorry
The use of contraceptives and premarital relations is a highly controversial topic as it is, but this bride threw the concept of a traditional wedding out the window the minute she said “yes” to the dress. This was not this beaming bride’s first walk down the aisle, which is why she thought it would be best to do things much differently this time around. After consulting with her husband to be, the two decided their theme would be the quirkier – the better.
‘Till Taco Do Us Part
Diane Nguyen won a Taco Bell contest in Las Vegas that provided her with a wedding chapel all ‘Belled up and enough burritos and tacos for a lifetime. After binging on a significant amount of her prize, Diane made a dress out of the wrappers she had left over. She explained why she wanted to get married in Taco Bell: “it has been there for me through the years, from the after-school runs to late meals after work or a night of partying. Taco Bell is always there for me.”
Luck Be A Lady
Feather boas might be hyped up amongst theatre types and Broadway broads, but this exhilarated lady was all about the feathers on her special day. Despite the rather odd choice of wedding gown embellishment, what is even more interesting is her specific choice in color and gloves. To finish the overall look, the bride to be added an umbrella, which she decorated much like the rest of her festive outfit. Although a not expected choice of clothing, the woman sure looks happy.
A Twilight Ceremony
As we have seen in previous pictures, it is not as uncommon as one would think for brides to step out of their comfort zone and go for a look that is more personalized than the customary white gown. This newly married woman was lucky enough to find a partner who did not care about the fact she had two different men’s faces plastered on the sides of her dress on their wedding day. Evidently, true love means it does not matter if you are team Edward or Jacob.
Fiona and Shrek may live in Far Far Away, but this cheerful couple was having their fairytale wedding no matter what. Both fanatics of the Shrek movie and its sequels, it would be no surprise to find out that among the many guests in the venue, one could find a Puss in Boots and quirky Donkey. While the bride abstained from going for the all-white gown, she definitely adopted a style that felt more befitting with her distinguished personality.
Michelle was an art student who used street art as the theme for her final project. She had become so involved in her work that when it came to celebrating her big day, she decided to express her newest fascination by personalizing her once-traditional wedding dress. The letters on her dress are the first letters of her soon to be husband’s and her own name, ‘H’ for Harry and ‘M’ for Michelle. While in theory, this might sound like a crazy idea, it works just right for the creative bride.
The bride in this photo wanted to have a wedding with a special theme, one people would remember for a long time. For that reason, she chose a wedding dress that is in different shades of pink, ranging from salmon to peach. Her miniature top hat is embellished with a feather and the four suits of Hearts, Spades, Clubs, and Diamonds are featured along the dress. Additionally, the bride to be is seen holding cards as if to suggest like much like a card game, wedlock is a gamble.
It takes a lot of courage to dye one’s hair such a bold color, especially knowing this is a definite step away from traditional wedding overall look. However, something tells us this particular bride is too sassy to go along with the all-white classic as it is. To spice things up, the bride added a couple of antlers on top of her head, but it is the pastel shade of her hair and tattoos that find the perfect balance between looking like a traditional and modern bride.
Back From The Future
Sequins and glittery outfits are everything in this wedding that is so clearly out of this world. It is easy to tell the girls in the picture are having the time of their lives, posing dramatically for the camera while changing poses to flaunt just how sparkly they are. Let’s face it – each and every one of us deserve to shine bright like a diamond, so why not take that phrase and turn it into a literal interpretation?
Kids Know Best
Stepping out of your comfort zone is not an easy task to pull, but what if your comfort zone is staying a child at heart? This woman was not willing to let go of her playful side just yet, a statement she felt necessary to express on her special day. The Barbie doll looking individual has had enough of the boring, plain white dresses she has seen her friends wear so many times, so she decided to walk down the aisle with a twist.
It is very rare to spot a bride rocking a glow in the dark dress, but this one took the concept to a whole other level by having beetles drawn on her gown. The insects are far from being viewed as romantic, not to mention bugs are not the print one would expect to see on a wedding dress, but it seems as though the woman in the picture is more than glad she chose a dress like no other.
This Portland, Oregon native truly kept the motto of the city “keep Portland weird” in mind when she had her dress custom made. She composes music for a Japanese-style anime show which is set in a forest that has a pastel color palette and wanted her dress to reflect that. The outer layer is made of a gossamer sheer with faded pastel leaves, covering a polka dotted dress. The Doc Martens on her feet will make it easier to bike, which is how she’ll enter the wedding ceremony.
Wandering around town in a satin, floor length dress, skull candy makeup and hair as pale as her skin, this beautiful bride had a different idea regarding the concept of two souls uniting. Taking the “’til death do us part” quite literally, the ghostly woman seems to be deeply connected to a Halloween-meets-Corpse Bride theme she herself has perfected with the use of a semi sheer veil and a simply elegant tiara placed carefully above her head. With a single rose by her side, she is ready to walk down the aisle.
A Christmas Bride
Christmas came early this year, and took a different form than usual – a wedding gown! The dress that was designed for those who are utterly obsessed with the most wonderful time of the year guarantees the woman wearing it would pull off being both magical and festive at the same time. Christmas is the most romantic time of the year as it is, which is why we are the last ones to judge those who want to get on board the sensational snowy train.
Wear Hair, Don’t Care
Gone are the days in which it was considered odd to step out of during the big reveal and wear anything but a white dress. However, some things are too quirky even for those who set out to challenge fashionable expectancies and requirements. For example, the woman in the picture attached below is clearly wearing what appears to be a dress made out of locks of hair shading from dark, blood red to golden streaks. To match the dress, this bride matched the color of her hair with the dress.
Here to save the day is the bride who wanted nothing more than to get rid of the bad guys in her life and find a hero to be by her side. This gal knows that, as Uncle Ben from Spiderman once said, “with great power comes great responsibility,” which is why she fully intends on making sure her wedding will be the talk of the town for many more years to come. Rocking a tool belt and matching vibrant yellow gloves, this bride is anything but common.
Instead of going for the big, poofy, over the top gown, this lovely bride wanted to show off her own personal body art much more than a designer-bought and rhinestone-adorned dress. For that reason, she chose a dress that was just long enough to cover her privates and short enough to present her ink to the world. In addition, she kept the white motive in tact, which is a unique way of both remaining classic and appearing unique.
Trash The Dress
Don’t be a hater – just wear toilet paper! For the past seven years, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has been sponsoring both amateur and professional designers to create bridal gowns made strictly out of toilet paper, giving “trash the dress” a whole other meaning. The competition takes place in New York City, where the winning wedding dress is chosen for an actual runway show. In addition, the winning designer is granted a $10,000 award. Second and third places are not left empty handed either, with $5,000 and $2,500 awarded, respectively.
The World’s biggest fast-food chain decided it wanted a piece of an industry it has yet to emerge into. While fattening food and high fashion gowns normally do not go hand in hand, McDonald’s was invested in proving its collection – that is made purely out of burgers wrappers, plastic cups and sauce bags – was nothing short of works of art. The most memorable look was a featured wedding dress, which was made out of 900 white wrappers and 60 yellow wrappers – and one winning smile.
Which Dress Should We Be Looking At?
It is usually the bride that should be the center of attention on her wedding day, but somehow we cannot take our eyes off the shocking pink bridesmaids dresses taking over this picture. While the bride has certainly taken her spot in the limelight by sitting in the middle, the outrageously big bridesmaid’s dresses and their headwear are just too much to handle. In fact, we’re more impressed with the photographer that he could fit all these dresses into one photo.
Careful Not To Pop!
When it comes to planning a wedding, it is unsurprising if balloons are going to be involved. After all, its a celebration, and balloons are always fun to celebrate with. However, the last thing we expected at a wedding was for the bride herself to be wearing the balloons…on her wedding dress. What is she meant to do when everyone comes to congratulate her and hugs her? The balloons will be popping off every second, and the bride will be left with no dress – the horror!
There’s Something Fishy About This One
This wedding dress is called ‘The Octopus dress,’ and we can see exactly why. The eight-legged creature was the inspiration behind this catwalk design, but last time we checked fashion trends, the octopus was not on there. In fact, we fail to see how any future bride would want to wear such a dress down the aisle, on the one day they’re meant to look their absolute best. Also, how does the bride plan on holding her husband’s hands when her hands are already preoccupied?
Hello? Anybody In There?
We’re not even sure where to start with this one but, if we have to, we’ll start by asking “where is the face?” Although we can’t speak for every bride, we’d like to assume that brides would like to show their face on their wedding day. After all, they’ve invited all their guests to watch them walk down the aisle, the least they can do is have a look at all their happy faces. As a day all about love, this is undoubtedly a dress of horror.
The Silver Lining
Beverly Hills native and fashion-forward designer Ayse Byzanz paraded her most recent creation down Rodea Drive for passersby. The glowing gown was made solely out of aluminum foil and was embroidered with rhinestones to add an additional spark to the overall look. The laced dress was made by the talented Byzanz, who is a native of Germany. She had said that the decision to move to Beverly Hills was made to get her wearable art line the kickoff and recognition it needed.
Mama Mia Mama June
In head-to-toe camouflage and bright orange accents, Mama June finally said “I do” to hubby Sugar Bear. The wedding took place in their Georgia backyard and went for a general authentic outdoorsy vibe. Daughter Honey Boo Boo was also spotted on site, wearing her unique interpretation of a flower-girl ensemble: a neon orange and bright pink frilly dress covered the bubbly blonde. The dress was also incorporated with a whole lot of tacky beading, which was only highlighted with the flower pin on top of her head.
Pink is the new white in this one of a kind dress that screams “this is my day and my day only.” As if to make her point more clear, the puffy princess made sure all knew this was the day she was tying the knot by placing a diamond-filled crown on her head and carrying a wand with just as many sparkles. Unfortunately, as can be seen in the picture below, the young woman did not think things through when she ordered a horse and carriage.
Layers Of Love
Being a fashion designer definitely comes with its perks, and being able to sew your own wedding dress is one of them. Despite being able to save more than just a couple of bucks, sadly, not all rough sketches on paper come out exactly the way you intended them too. Although the bride in the picture seems rather content with the outcome, we are not so sure Vogue would feature this dress as the latest and hottest bridal trend.
All I Need
Resembling the nature-themed wedding featured before, this bride wanted her wedding gown to be like no other and to portray her undying love for both her husband and cacti. While the two might sound like an odd mix for those who are unfamiliar with the desert growing plants, the idea behind the dress was that much like a cactus that only lives on sunlight and a bit of water, all this bride needs to lead a happy life is her man by her side.
Rainbow Road To Love
“Out with the old, in with the new” is the first thing that comes to mind looking at the picture below. Less than conservative, this couple wanted to make sure their wedding would be one they would remember for many more years to come. Instead of following the timeless trend of looking classically fresh, this dynamic duo introduced color – including black – into the wedding industry. By doing so, they may have made others slightly less comfortable, but they seem very much in their own skin.
All You Can Eat
Putting aside the top hat above carefully placed on top of her head, the bride from culinary heaven was not thinking of herself when she made the crucial call to have baked goods surrounding her wedding gown. Much like the bride who had wine available for every guest requiring it, this woman thought of a less boozy way to entertain those who came to witness the unification of her and her new husband’s souls – by offering sweet cupcakes to all.
Sweet Like Candy
Ian Stuart and Chantal Coady of Ian Stuart Brides have spoken several times about aspiring to make the best chocolate-infused wedding gown ever made. During Chocolate Week 2008, the two decided to put their money where their mouth is and pull the stunt many believed to be impossible, mainly due to the fact it could easily melt off the bride’s body. However, Ian’s unique style and Rococo’s artistic approach to chocolate solved whatever issues came their way, creating this edible masterpiece.
Matey For Life
Guests of this pirate-themed wedding were greeted with an “Ahoy!” at the entrance and given a “sheets to the wind” blessing to get rum. “Yo ho ho” shouts were heard before the groom’s best man gave his speech, but as ordinary as it felt celebrating love with a pirate-themed wedding, all eyes were on the bride who was rocking a corset dress, sideways hat, and outstanding boots. The wedding was held, naturally, by the seaside, and the food served was out of this world.
Nothing says “I do” quite like a matching his and hers outfit that has been carefully designed by the very same people standing up on that podium. While it is highly unlikely many women would agree to have their behind sprayed with the word wifey, this woman was clearly on board with the entire concept of having a wedding no one would ever forget. On the bright side, it does seem as though the couple is very much keen on publicly presenting their love to the world.
The beaming bride below was not about to compromise about the color of her dress, despite the fact she wanted to keep the white tradition in tact. This unconventional gown might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but simply by looking at the broad smile on her beautiful face makes one understand it does not matter what we think, but rather how she feels on her day. Bejeweled with rainbow colored rhinestones and sparkly tutu framed frills, this dress is a mirror of the bride’s vibrant personality.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but this might be taking things a little too far. In fact, we would not be surprised to find out that this bride’s dress was made from actual sheep wool. In the country, some things might seem less odd than they would for people living in cities, but this is peculiar even for residents of rural regions. But hey, if a girl can coordinate her outfit with a friend, why not coordinate with a farm animal?
Half And Half
While it remains unclear if this is some kind of a gender identity crisis or a rebellious act against social norms, this person decided she feels more like half a bride and half a groom. For that reason entirely she made herself a gown that is split right in the middle and integrated it with half of a suit. Flowers took two forms in this one of a kind outfit as well, with both a boutonniere pinned to the jacket and a bouquet held in her hand.
Why So Blue?
“Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” – these are the four necessities for any woman ready to tie the knot with the man of her dreams. However, this particular bride took the “something blue” part a bit too far when she decided to skip the whole white gown thing altogether and adopt a more colorful look. With rhinestones embellishing her torso and shining bright like diamonds, the bride went for a more “creature of the night” look.
This belle of the ball is actually wearing a rather conventional gown on her special day, but she thought it was missing one little thing that made it just short of perfection – a wine glass rack. Wanting others to be cheerful on the eve of her wedding, she had a custom-made metallic stand mounted on top of her white garment. That way, as she was circling around, guests could grab another glass of chardonnay without having to chase the waiter around.
Blow Me Away
Balloons are used to celebrate festive occasions like birthdays and other events, but the bride in the picture below took the airy vibe to a whole new level by wearing an specially made all-white balloon dress. If you are a fan of the overall look, we are sorry to burst your bubble, but it seems sitting is out of the question with this eye-popper. In fact, any form of interaction with the dress that does not consist of standing absolutely still seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
All About The Frills
Nothing says big wedding dress like layers on top of layers of frills, which this bride clearly could not get enough of. Riding in the car on her way to meet her soon to be husband, it is a good thing they did not plan on letting anyone else hitch a ride with the bride since there would be no room to breathe! As if the frills were not enough, this bride wanted to add that extra little sparkle to her presence – hence, the grandiose tiara.
Festival Of Love
Heavily influenced by the annual carnival in Rio, this bride wanted nothing short of grand festivities on her special day. Having explained her ideal portrayal of a fun wedding to her gown designer, the bride was granted the dress of her dreams – multicolored sequins, variously shaped feathers, and multiple fabric layers are just the tip of the iceberg that forms the full work of art, that is her dress. There is no doubt this bride walked down the aisle as proud as a white peacock.