Two gay couples married Monday aboard a Scandinavian Airlines or SAS (previously Scandinavian Airlines System) flight to New York from Stockholm, reported.

The winners of the company's Love is in the Air marketing campaign, which was sponsored by the International Gay Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), walked down the aisle within the flight's first 20 minutes while in Swedish airspace. Sweden legalized gay marriage last year.

The twin weddings are believed to be the first legal gay marriages performed aboard a commercial airline. A rumored Virgin America ceremony performed in Canadian airspace last month has not been verified.

A representative from the European Parliament officiated over the marriages of German couple Aleksander Mijatovic and Shantu Bhattacherjee and Ewa Tomaszewicz and Gosia Rowinska from Poland.

The men met over seven years ago at a party in Berlin and have been together ever since.

The women say it was love at first sight for the pair, who have been together over five years.

The celebration included the traditional first dance, a multi-course dinner and a wedding cake.

More than 300 happy couples eager to marry at 35,000 feet entered the contest. First place winners Mijatovic-Bhattacherjee received a total of 81,640 votes to win the dream wedding.

“It's been like a fairy tale,” said newlywed Bhattacherjee. “Aleksander and I both lost our mothers several years ago. But it's nice to be married up here, close to them in the clouds where they have the option to be here and be part of the ceremony.”