Can You Get Married Over Skype? It’s Been Done

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If you’ve ever sat there wondering whether or not people can get married over Skype video chat, then we can now tell you that the answer is yes – as it’s been done!! However, the wedding wasn’t exactly planned that way, but rather ended up like that after the groom was taken to hospital.

As Brittany Levine over at msnbc.msn.com recently noted, the Orange County couple – 27–year old Samuel Kim and Helen Oh – were meant to be getting married at a church in Fullerton on Saturday. Then the couple were unfortunately thrown a curveball, when the groom was hospitalized just days before their wedding.

Rather than walking down the aisle to exchange vows with her future husband, Helen Oh had to say “I Do” to a computer screen instead. Samuel apologized for not being able to physically stand at the altar, before promising to be a perfect husband who would make up for that one day.

What about the final part where the groom may kiss the bride you say? Well it appears that the wedding officiator (who just happened to be the bride’s father and the church’s associate pastor) just skipped over that part. Kim was expecting to postpone the wedding, until Oh came up with the Skype idea.

This doesn’t appear to be the first time that Skype has been used by people wanting to tie the knot either. Back in April last year, a British couple unfortunately got stuck at the airport in Dubai due to the Icelandic volcano erupting, delaying their flight to London where they were due to get married.

Have you heard of anyone else getting married over Skype?

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