Today is the solar eclipse. It's also a special day and once-in-a-lifetime event for Samantha Adams and Cameron Kuhn. The high school sweethearts from Kansas City, Missouri tie the knot right when the first solar eclipse enters its totality today at approximately 1:07pm today. At that very moment, the moon will block the sun at the Castle Bridge Event Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. The wedding party and their guests will be wearing solar safety shades while they witness the nuptials and Adams will read a quote from astronomer Carl Sagan.
The bride has always loved astronomy and even sent out space-themed wedding invitations for the total eclipse of the heart wedding. “Space has just always been intriguing and intimidating in all the best ways,” Adams says of her astronomy obsession. And when her fiancé proposed, she asked if they could plan the wedding to coordinate with the eclipse.
Adams is even wearing heels with a design of the galaxy on them for the ceremony and she’ll be changing into more comfy galaxy Vans sneakers for the reception. And they’re serving cupcakes made to look like the galaxy and the Milky Way and their wedding cake topper even reads “to the moon and back.”