Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is to host New Zealand's first mile-high wedding ceremony when the country's marriage equality law kicks in next month (19Aug13).

The actor, who is planning his own nuptials to longtime boyfriend Justin Mikita, will join the history-making happy couple and its family and friends for the groundbreaking ceremony onboard an Air New Zealand jet, and he can't wait for the big celebration.

He says, "Justin and I are thrilled to be taking part in witnessing this historic moment for New Zealand! After launching Tie The Knot, our bow tie campaign for marriage equality in the U.S., it is clear that the journey towards marriage, both in the U.S. and beyond, means so much to us. We cannot wait to celebrate this joyous occasion with Air New Zealand!"