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BTV offers new twist to 'walking down the aisle'

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No winter getaway. No waiting for visitors to touch down. Instead Jamie Walker and her fiance, Germain, plan to wed at the airport.

"It's definitely going to surprise people, but people who know me know I like things that are different," Walker said.

The Burlington International Airport announced its now a wedding venue too. "It is quirky, different, non-traditional," said the airport's Gene Richards. "This isn't for everybody. It's for people who have an imagination."

Couples can marry on the mezzanine, just above the ticket counters -- usually that space is just used for waiting passengers.  That rental includes the old restaurant area overlooking the runway, so it already has a bar.  Another option -- the airport's new rooftop garden area.  The airport says it can accommodate 250 wedding guests and the events will not interrupt day to day airport operations. "We think we can handle it," Richards said. "We're very busy in the morning, busy in the afternoon, but there's not a lot going on in the evenings and it's not being used."

Jamie and Germain are trying to keep the guest list down to 125 -- some coming from as far away as West Africa.

Reporter Darren Perron: So it may be convenient for them.  They'll get off the plane and have a party.

Jamie Walker: Right. Get off the foot bridge and they're at the party.

The couple needs to hire a caterer and rental company to equip the space with tables, place settings and everything else they'll need for the reception. The airport venue costs $1,000.
Two other couples are in talks to tie the knot at the airport too.

Reporter Darren Perron: Do you have a fascination with planes?

Jamie Walker: No, not at all. Nothing in my life relates to planes... ...I just wanted to find a location that was unique and different where we'd be the first to be married.

And they will be. They say "I do" April 12th.

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