Couple says ‘I do’ during total solar eclipse, in the path of totality

ABC News.(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) -- Newlyweds Samantha and Cameron Kuhn had an out-of-this-world wedding today during the total solar eclipse. They celebrated with their closest friends and family in the path of totality in St. Joseph, Missouri.

“Being able to do the wedding on the day of the solar eclipse couldn’t be any more perfect,” bride Samantha Kuhn, 28, told ABC News.

After completing their vows, the bride and groom joined their guests, all wearing certified solar eclipse glasses, in a field behind the altar to take in another “rare and wonderful” occasion -- the total solar eclipse.

“I’ll go out and have about 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality and just take in that moment,” the bride said on “Good Morning America” this morning in anticipation of the ceremony. “It’s going to be amazing.”

The astronomy-loving bride has been obsessed with all things celestial since she was in the third grade, even wanting to become an astronaut.

“Once I realized the planets were out there and we were all suspended in this solar system, I couldn’t wrap my head around it but I loved that. It completely fascinated me,” she told ABC News.

So when her now-husband Cameron Kuhn popped the question, picking the day was a no brainer.

“The coolest part about this, the eclipse is kind of like a time stamp,” the groom said. “It will stand out in everybody’s memories even more.”

The wedding had heavenly touches and an outer space motif including DIY “galaxy globe” centerpieces -- similar to snow globes, but full of glitter instead -- for the reception tables.

While the wedding party waited for the total eclipse to happen, they listened to instrumental music that “kind of sounds space soundtrack-y,” said the bride.

She also sported a magical braid to show off her galaxy-colored hair of blue and fuchsia hues.

And she couldn’t walk down the aisle without her space-themed high heels, also planning ahead with matching lace-up flats to dance the night away at the reception.

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