A Digital 'I Do': Couple Weds Via Web Conference

Wednesday, April 21 2010

Newlyweds stranded in Dubai sounds sort of romantic. But its disastrous when it means loved ones miss vows and months of wedding planning goes to waste - unless, of course, a tech-savvy bystander is around to save the day.

British-Australian couple Sean and Natalie Murtagh married at a civil ceremony three weeks ago, but the Associated Press says the husband and wife had planned a ceremony for family and friends in London last weekend. Unfortunately, the volcanic ash that descended and disrupted European flights meant they couldn't get to their own party.

Luckily, staff at their airport hotel thought to use web video conferencing tools as a way for the newlyweds to celebrate with loved ones miles away.

With the help of a computer and projector, Sean and Natalie were virtually at the reception and guests were able to watch them take their vows. Caroline Black, who conducted the online ceremony from London, told the Associated Press, "it was just like any other wedding except the bride and groom weren't there."

This innovative use of web conferencing tools to connect loves ones could start a new trend in social connections. As it turns out, love really can conquer all with a little help from video conferencing solutions.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19733956-ADNFCR