25 February, 2010

"iDO", says couple wedded through iPhone


NEW YORK - An American couple, who are obsessed with Apple products, have become the first to marry inside one of the technology giant's stores.

The couple, Mr Josh Li and his wife, Ms Ting, from New York (picture), said "iDo" at the city's Apple store on Fifth Avenue on Valentine's Day in a ceremony dominated with the company's products and references to them.

The pair, who met in the Apple store, had their priest dressed as Mr Steve Jobs, the company's chief executive, read their vows from their iPhones, while the rings were tied to a ribbon wrapped around a first generation iPod.

Part of their vows included a passage from the Apple CEO that said: "You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down." Mrs Li had her vows written on a card that said "I love you more than this" followed by a picture of an iPhone.

The unauthorised wedding was attended by about 30 friends. "We got to know each other because Ting was looking to buy an iPod and I managed to strike up a conversation that way," said Mr Li, who was dressed in a suit and a pink tie. "I used to joke that the Apple Store is my church because I am not religious, and I loved everything Apple. Ting then came up with the idea of having the wedding there."

According to a blog on Apple's retail stores, the ceremony was not authorised by Apple, but staff "did not interfere". A video of the wedding has also been posted on YouTube.THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

From TODAY, Monday, 22-Feb-2010

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