A space-loving couple from Venezuela is getting ready to tie the knot following an out-of-this-world proposal at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC), the Florida destination that Delaware North operates for NASA.
According to KSCVC GuestPath Administrator Megan Poulsen, the groom-to-be, Bernardo, reached out via email to ask if they could accommodate his vision for the perfect proposal.
“In his email, he explained to us that his girlfriend is crazy about space and has a fixation for the moon,” Poulsen said. “He had a specific song [and] an idea of the place he wanted to propose, which was at our Apollo/Saturn V Center.”
Along with KSCVC Operations Manager Sherman Mortimer, Poulsen got to work in making his dream a reality.
“We reached back out to the guest letting him know that we were more than willing to support in any way we could to help make the day special,” Poulsen continued. “After numerous emails [and] the help of our retail and exhibit departments, they were engaged under the boosters of the Saturn V Rocket!”
By all accounts, the surprise was a success. According to Poulsen, the couple was overwhelmed with joy and the bride-to-be, Andrea, was even brought to tears. Upon returning home with his new fiancée – as well as a congratulatory gift of matching flight suits and astronaut helmets – Bernardo had special praise for Poulsen and Mortimer.
“You proved to be one of those special people that does not stop at what someone asks of you, you go beyond and give all you can deliver,” he said. “I cannot really thank you enough because you made this a more special occasion than what already was."