The Titanic Museum Celebrates Love

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Titanic is the place for love this weekend as they celebrate the love stories of the ship.

The splendor of the Titanic captured the hearts of many couples on the ship. Rose DeWitt-Bukater, a first class passenger tells us more, "The Titanic had twelve honeymooning couples so it was a ship of dreams and romance too.

There were plenty of couples and they had very interesting love stories.

"The most famous honeymooning couple was John Jacob Astor and his wife Madeleine but my favorite was another first class couple not so well known. Their names were John and Nelly Snider. They were in first class shivering out on the deck wondering if they would be separated just like other couples. But one crew member yelled out to bring on the brides and the grooms. So the Snider's were able to get into a life boat together and they survived the event."

This Valentine's Day you could experience your own love story on the Titanic.

"We are having a great contest. It's the "re-tie" the knot contest and a lucky couple will win a vow renewal right here on the Grand Staircase. Along with two tickets to the Ripley's Aquarium and a two night stay at the Wilderness Resort."

All you have to do to enter is go to their website and explain why you deserve to win. The best love story will win the contest.

Speaking of love; the Titanic features many one-of-a-kind romantic artifacts including a wedding band and a life jacket wore by Madeleine Astor.

Visit the Titanic Museum this weekend to experience all they have to offer.


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