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Love is in the air – Adelaide Airport to host Valentine’s Day wedding

17 February 2014    


Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) will host its first ever wedding in the main terminal this Valentine’s Day.

The soon-to-be-wedded couple, Trish from Ridgehaven and Duane from Illinois in the US, met for the first time at Adelaide Airport in 2012 having first connected online in 2000.

Following a request from the couple to get married at the airport, Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) decided to host the wedding in the main terminal concourse.

AAL Executive General Manager, People & Culture, Sue Doyle, said it was not uncommon for people to propose to their partners at the airport, but hosting a wedding was a first.

“I understand Trish and Duane’s ‘intimate’ ceremony will be held in front of a select group of family and friends, as well as no doubt a few of the thousands of customers who pass through the terminal each day,” Ms Doyle said.

The wedding will be conducted by civil marriage celebrant, Christine Churchill (Ceremonies for Life and Love), while other wedding suppliers like Kat Raynor, a professional wedding singer, have also kindly donated some or all of their services for the big day.

Trish and Duane first met online through a chat website in 2000, however Duane’s ongoing role with the US Navy met they lost contact until February 2012.

Duane flew out to Australia later that year and they met for the first time at the arrivals gate at Adelaide Airport in June 2012.