While it’s no sky penis, but it does make a better photo op

| May 15, 2021

This newly-wed couple got the shot of a lifetime when the Blue Angels photo bombed them as they were taking photos post-wedding on the beach at Pensacola.

Military Times reports;

Since 1946, the Navy’s Blue Angels have dazzled onlookers with their aerobatic prowess in both combat and air shows alike. And for a bargain of just $60,000 per hour, you can hire these majestic jets to create brilliant contrails for everything from birthdays to bar mitzvahs. Or, if you’re a particularly lucky Navy couple, they’ll help out with your wedding.

Just kidding, they don’t take requests.

But on May 12, TikTok user Katie Wilkins (@katiewilkins__) shared a video in which, at the exact moment she was filming her Navy brother’s newly wedded bliss on the beach in Pensacola, Florida, a squadron of Blue Angels flew through the background, creating a dazzling effect.

“No this wasn’t planned,” wrote Katie Wilkins. “They just happened to be coming home from an air show that weekend.”

And while the video itself is worth more than its weight in gold, the comments are priceless.

“Imagine having to tell them sorry I didn’t get the picture can we do it again,” wrote user VB.Maison.

Some of the commenters also remarked about the cost of the wedding, considering Blue Angels are such expensive entertainment.

“Nice to know this is where my tax dollars are going,” joked user Boxerthehamster.

A lifetime of bliss to the happy couple. In the words of the great poet E.E. Cummings, “i carry your heart(i carry it in my … F/A-18 Super Hornet).”

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  1. KoB says:

    A lifetime of memories from seeing a Blue Angels Air Show, I get that. A lifetime of wedded bliss? Not so much…good luck with that. ‘specially for a Navy Dude. She does appear to be a Black Haired Beauty. Wonder if she’s got deep dark eyes…and points of her own, setting way up high?

    Marriage is the leading cause of divorce. 😛

  2. Green Thumb says:


  3. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Could have made for an unforgettable Bar Mitzvah as well!

  4. Prior Service says:

    When I was in command, one of the 1SGs asked if I cared if he got married on the range while shooting tank tables. “Sounds good,” I replied. Turns out that range control wasn’t happy but the great news story (and the total coolness of them saying their vows while 120mm cannons boomed in the background) was way cooler than the fallout from range control. Alas, Let’s hope this couple last longer than did the 1SG….