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Couple tie the knot mid-air to honour bride's mum, who is fighting cancer

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Kirsty and Jim Larson from Seattle have ventured into uncharted territory with their choice of wedding venue - they started their marriage on a high, tying the knot on board a plane at 35,000 feet.

The couple of five years chose to marry mid-air at the request of Kirsty's mother Billie Jo who is fighting stage four cancer. She had always wanted to see where the couple lives, where Kirsty works and witness her daughter marry someone she loves.

Seeing as Kirsty is a flight attendant, an on-board wedding was an obvious choice, as was the Alaska Airlines flight from LA to Seattle - where the couple call home.

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The couple were on a high after landing in their hometown of Seattle (Christina Frees, Frees it in Time Photography)

"My mother is the world to me ... anything to make my mom happy," Kirsty explains.

"She wanted to come out and see where we were at because she knew I was happy out here in Seattle and wanted to come see Seattle and see our house here and just have a visual of what our life was like up here. And that really touched me."

The Larsons exchanged vows in front of a crowd of unsuspecting passengers and Kirsty's colleagues. The customers enjoyed the in-flight entertainment and they were fast to post videos and photos of the couple's nuptials to social media on Friday night, sending the wedding scene viral.

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The couple's unusual venue has seen their wedding go viral (Christina Frees Frees it in Time Photography)

"It's been really overwhelming but really exciting, and I'm glad that we were able to share love and joy with people and really touch people and make their flight a really fun experience," Kristy explained.

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The bride designed her own flight shoes (Christina Frees, Frees it in Time Photography)

The bride wore accessories she had designed herself, giving a nod to the venue with shoes printed with a plane's exterior and the words 'To a lifetime of adventures together.' She also wore a clutch adorned with her airline's pin.

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The Larson's had their 'wedding cake' on arrival (Christina Frees, Frees it in Time Photography)

When they touched down the couple posed for photos with the plane crew before enjoying some post wedding cake in the arrivals hall.

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The Alaska Airlines crew helped toast the couple (Christina Frees, Frees it in Time Photography)

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