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This Wedding Might Be The Cutest Thing That's Ever Happened On An Airplane

Love at 35,000 feet.

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Stratton, who's been a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines for 11 years, met Larsen while she was on a layover in between flights.

Stratton estimates that they've flown back and forth on the Los Angeles-to-Seattle route "at least 70 times."

The couple got engaged on Feb. 29, 2012, but didn't rush into any wedding plans. That all changed after Stratton's mother, Billie Jo, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

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"She told me she had a bucket list," Stratton told BuzzFeed of her mother, who was diagnosed in Sept. 2014. "She wanted to go on a mother-daughter trip, she wanted to fly on an Alaska Airlines flight with me, and she wanted to see Jim and I married."

Contrary to other media reports on the story, Stratton said her mother is fighting the disease and her condition is improving.

"People are all reporting that she's dying, but it's quite the contrary," she said. "My mother is fighting the cancer, and doing it really well."

In fact, Billie Jo's condition improved so much that on Feb. 8, she was given an 11-day clearance to fly. That gave Stratton and Larsen 11 days to plan the in-flight wedding of their dreams.

"She'd said she wanted to come visit us in Seattle on Feb. 19, and we were really hoping she'd be cleared to fly by then," Stratton said.

As soon as Billie Jo's doctor gave the all-clear, the wheels started turning.Three days after the news, Stratton was struggling to think of a place where they could get married.

"Then while I was driving home from a redeye, it hit me — maybe Alaska will let us get married on the plane. That LA-Seattle route has a lot of meaning for us, so it seemed like the perfect way to do it," Stratton said.

Two days later, the COO of Alaska Airlines gave Stratton permission to co-opt a Feb. 19 flight for her wedding. She got to work planning, which included designing her own shoes.

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She painted these ridiculously cool heels to look like the airline's new livery lines, and even wrote "LS21916," code for their initials and wedding date, on them.

Stratton, who moonlights as a custom color and fabric designer, also made her own hat out of lace, suede, and silk.

To go along with their wedding rings, Stratton customized a set of Alaska Airlines wings to exchange during her ceremony.

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She found a section of map featuring an airport called Larsen to put in the center of her husband's wings.

In the center of hers is a map section with a place called North Star, "because Jim is my North Star," she said.

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Stratton's best friend, an artist, fashioned a bouquet for her to carry down the aisle, too.

Frees It In Time Photography / Via Facebook: Frees

Stratton used airline rewards she'd saved up to reserve seats for herself, her husband, her mother, their pastor, and her best friend.

The wedding was a surprise to passengers on the fully-booked Los Angeles-to-Seattle flight. An hour into the journey, a flight attendant announced the exciting news.

Just before the ceremony began, passengers were given conversation hearts, the first candy Larsen gave Stratton.

"The passengers were so excited," Stratton said. "It put the biggest smile on my face, everyone on the airplane joined in on the love."

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As they exchanged their wings, Stratton asked Larsen to promise to be her travel partner for life and be loyal and faithful to her Alaska family.

"He flies with me pretty much everywhere I go, every weekend, so my airline family is like his now, too," she said.

Naturally, many passengers captured the whole thing on their phone cameras and even managed to upload their photos and videos to social media before the plane landed, Stratton said.

Frees It In Time Photography / Via Facebook: Frees

Her only regret, she added, is that she didn't give her contact information to passengers so that she can receive their photos and videos. (But if you were on the flight and snapped a pic, hit her up on the comments or share a photo with the hashtag #weddingflight461!)

When the plane landed in Seattle, where the newlyweds live, there was a surprise waiting — a flight attendant had bought a piece of cake for them to share as a wedding present.

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