American Couple Exchange Vows on Southwest Flight After Officiant 'Forgot' to Sign Marriage Certificate

A couple exchanged vows over the loudspeaker on a Southwest Airlines flight on December 8 after their officiant realized that he never had them sign the marriage certificate, a friend of the couple told Storyful.

Kimberly and Luis Kranwinkel have been married for 20 years but recently had a destination ceremony, according to the couple’s friend, Tracie Olson, who filmed this video.

On the way back from the Dominican Republic to Baltimore, Maryland, the officiant, also a friend of the couple, realized he never had Kranwinkels sign the marriage certificate.

“The flight attendant insisted that we celebrate in-flight and gave all of the passengers champagne to toast the couple,” Tracie said in a message to Storyful.

Tracie said the Southwest flight attendants also served as the witnesses, “because we want them to be in our lives forever.” Credit: Tracie Olson via Storyful