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Northern Ireland couple planning space wedding

An anonymous couple are facing up to a potential bill of more than £140,000 to fund their dream wedding in space.

The credit crunch might be taking its toll on the marriage plans of couples across the UK, but the unknown duo from Craigavon, Northern Ireland seem unwilling to let that stand in their way.

According to the Portadown Times, local travel agent Clubworld has received "tentative enquiries" from the bride and groom-to-be, who are keen to tie the knot on board the Virgin Galactic spaceship, which goes into orbit in 2010.

Clubworld owner Delia Aston has organised a number of unusual wedding events for its clients, including an underwater ceremony at the Great Barrier Reef and several hot air balloon nuptials.

However, she insisted that the latest request was by far her most "quirky" enquiry.

"There are only six seats in the space-craft, so I suppose you can't hang around if you really have a specific date in mind," she added.

Despite the extravagant plans of this couple, many are being forced to cut back on their wedding celebrations to due to the economic crisis, with traditional practices such as balloons and champagne often sacrificed to help reduce costs, according to the Daily Mail.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19049578-ADNFCR