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Love is in the air: A wedding at 37,000 feet altitude

By Büm Tenorio Jr., The Philippine STAR Published Feb 05, 2021 4:39 pm Updated Feb 05, 2021 4:48 pm

 In the time of the pandemic, the virus cannot stop people from falling in love—and getting married. Even if it means getting married at an altitude of 37,000 feet.

Love was in the air, quite literally, when Micah Cura and Kristoffer “Topy” Rustia got married today onboard AirAsia flight Z2 225 bound for Boracay.

Micah walked down the aisle (of the plane) from the cockpit door to the tail part of the aircraft, where Toby was waiting and the wedding rites were held.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds went back to the front of the plane, where they were sitting.

Newlyweds Micah and Topy show off their rings. Photos by Bum Tenorio
The AirAsia plane was decked out with red flowers.  

The flight departed Manila at 1 p.m. and arrived at Caticlan Airport after an hour and five minutes.

Micah, 23, is originally from Tarlac City. Topy, 26, is from Quezon City. They met three years ago when they were both hired as cabin crew of AirAsia.

“It was love at first sight on my part. She’s sweet. And no dull moment with her. She makes me happy. She makes me very happy,” said Topy, his countenance beaming with joy despite donning the black face mask and face shield.

“Topy is very patient, attentive to my needs. He exerts effort all the time to make me happy,” Micah said.

The bride walks down the aisle with flowers by Gideon Hermosa.
“It’s our dream to get married in the plane because AirAsia has played a big part in our love story,” said Micah.
“It was love at first sight on my part,” Topy says. 

They have been together for two years and a half. They have a one-year-old bundle of joy named Isabelle.

Both were batchmates at the University of Santo Tomas but they claimed their paths did not cross on the grounds of the pontifical university.

Micah took up Fine Arts major in Advertising while Topy finished a degree in Commerce major in Entrepreneurship.

The flight had 130 passengers—family, friends and strangers—who witnessed their special wedding. 

“It’s our dream to get married in the plane because AirAsia has played a big part in our love story,” said Micah.

“I’m nervous. And excited that this is happening,” Topy said at Gate 120 of Terminal 3 of NAIA while waiting to board.

Waiting for boarding at NAIA Terminal 3. 

The Christian wedding was officiated by Pastor Nigel Gamalong. Reception followed at The Lind Boracay.

The 130 passengers of the plane broke into a hearty applause at the end of the ceremony.

Such love!