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By the power invested in Skype: Couple marries via calling service

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on March 9th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

What do you do if you can’t make it to your own wedding?

With the wedding day set, Samuel Kim and Helen Oh weren’t going to let a small thing like a lung infection ruin their big day. The fact that the groom was confined to a hospital isolation ward didn’t stop them from carrying out their plans – via Skype.

With guests flying in from abroad for the ceremony, which took place in California, Kim told Reuters he admired his fiancée for standing at the altar “alone and not crying the whole time”.

Five cameramen were present to film the ceremony for guests to watch on big screens in the church, as well as for the groom, who watched his wedding unfold on his laptop in his hospital bed.

The groom expects to leave hospital this week and will join his new wife for their honeymoon – in person this time.

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