Kaufman had a plate from the Sky Club buffet, and Lora asked how he liked the food — and gave her business card to the frequent flier, offering to help with anything he might need since she works for Delta.
From that point, they were “always crisscrossing” with their travels, Lora said. They connected this week at what Delta Sky Club regional manager Mark Kozak called the first Sky Club wedding he knows of.
July 2, 2019 Atlanta - Sarah Lora (second from left) and Cody Kaufman (right) exchange wedding vows as Gabriel Bugarin (third from left) officiates during their wedding at Delta Sky Club in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
During the ceremony, officiant Gabriel Bugarin, who works with Lora at Delta, announced: “If anyone objects to this marriage, find the nearest exit. It’s sometimes behind you.”
Other carriers including Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta, have also hosted weddings on flights. One couple got married earlier this year at Southwest's baggage claim carousel at the Cleveland airport, where they met.
July 2, 2019 Atlanta - Sarah Lora (right) prays with Faith Fagan (left) and Annette Osby in a restroom at Delta Sky Club in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
The Delta Flight Museum at Delta's headquarters next to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport hosts weddings and events inside the museum and aboard the 747 Experience, a Boeing 747-400 parked outside the museum.
However, Hartsfield-Jackson said it does not allow airport weddings. And other less-conventional wedding sites such as the Sky Club or on flights are not actual wedding venues that couples can book. Instead, employees or others can request special access to get married in a place normally used for travel.