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8 Awe-Inspiring Solar Eclipse Wedding Photos

On August 21, 2017, portions of 14 states in the U.S. experienced its first total solar eclipse (while North America, parts of South America, Africa, and Europe saw at least a partial solar eclipse) since 1979. People all over the world snagged their glasses and stared up at the sun in wonder, marveling at the rare phenomenon. While most of us prepared for the eclipse by making sure we had proper eyewear, some couples thought way out of the box. That’s right – people got married during the eclipse. And boy, was it worth the wait.

One of the solar eclipse couples, Matthew and Erica, shared that they chose to get married during the eclipse because they love space. During their ceremony, they even read excerpts from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.” Erica also shared that she hates attention, and appreciated a “planetary diversion!” Check out Matthew and Erica’s shot, along with these other beautiful solar eclipse wedding photos!

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These couples (and their hard-working photographers) planned these shots perfectly. Seriously, who knew you could look so glamorous wearing cardboard glasses? If these photos made you as jealous as I was, don’t worry – the next eclipse is on April 8, 2024.

Until then, I’ll leave you with a passage from “Pale Blue Dot:”

“… the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.

On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.

The aggregate of our joy and suffering… every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam”.

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