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"Obsessed" American Couple Wed At Apple Store

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the there's-an-app-for-that dept.

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Hugh Pickens writes "The Telegraph reports that an an 'obsessed' American couple, Josh and Ting Li, have become the first to marry inside one of the technology giant's stores saying "iDo" at the city's Apple store on Fifth Avenue, at 12.01 on Valentine's Day in a ceremony dominated with the company's products and references to them. A video shows that the pair, who met in the Apple store, had their priest, dressed as Steve Jobs, read their vows from their iPhones while the rings were tied to a ribbon wrapped around a first generation iPod. Mrs Ling, dressed in a strapless wedding dress, had her vows written on a card that said 'I love you more than this' followed by a picture of an iPhone. 'We got to know each other because Ting was looking to buy an iPod and I managed to strike up a conversation that way,' says Mr. Ting. 'I used to joke that the Apple Store is my church because I am not religious, and I loved everything Apple.' No word on where the couple honeymooned although some say they may have remained in The Big Apple."

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Uhh... (-1, Troll)

robinstar1574 (1472559) | more than 4 years ago | (#31231322)

Ok then. My question is why do you use apple in the first place. Apples suck. At least go to Best buy.

Idiots (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 4 years ago | (#31241438)

Oh man what must their friends and family have thought...

Re:Idiots (1)

exomondo (1725132) | more than 4 years ago | (#31242034)

What's worse is the people filming and taking photos of this shit. If when you say you love your partner more than a piece of electronics it seems like a beautiful gesture then there is something seriously wrong with you!

Re:Idiots (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 4 years ago | (#31243852)

I think it was all just for fun and not for real.

Not buyin' it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31241756)

Someone gets married in an Apple store... to another person? I would've expected that they would be one of those people who fall in love with inanimate objects and thus married a Mac pro or something.

Viral? Anyone? (1)

bryan1945 (301828) | more than 4 years ago | (#31242550)

If you look around at the "guests" in the vid (all of whom are in street garb), you can see them laughing. When this came out about 4 DAYS ago /., it was supposedly the 'first non-sanctioned Apple Store wedding'. What the heck is that supposed to mean? Is there a waiting list for 'sanctioned' weddings? Do you get a free iPod per nupital?

When I clicked on YouTube vid, ahem, a few days back, I thought it would be some cute Apple employee and spouse getting married in the store, after hours, with friends. Ahhh, no.

I just hope that was not a real ceremony for those 2. That would make monkeys cry. And probably their parents to beat them silly.

My err (1)

ernst_mulder (166761) | more than 4 years ago | (#31244214)

I must have mistyped slashdot and accidentally entered More coffee...

First Church of Apple (1)

Graff (532189) | more than 4 years ago | (#31244246)

To be honest, the Apple stores are nicer-looking than a lot of the chapels out there!

That and they are a temple, of sorts.

Gay marriage? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31244724)

But I thought gay marriage was illegal.

What's this? (1)

Swift2001 (874553) | more than 4 years ago | (#31245464)

Oh, yeah, somebody posted it to attract the "Apple is a funny cult" posts. Compare them to Jim Jones and Kool-Aid. Interesting that it didn't. There's a very good reason that no-one would do this in one of those wildly popular Microsoft stores. []

More people should do that (1)

iamacat (583406) | more than 4 years ago | (#31263528)

Formal weddings are overrated and I personally know more than one couple who broke up because they couldn't withstand the strain of planning. Mostly the groom is starting to feel that the wedding - and hence the marriage - is all about his girlfriends fantasies and family circle rather than about him. We tied the not on a beach in Hawaii with 2 days of planning done in between hikes and Luaus. But anything that is classy, fun or funny would work just as well. I don't see why not Apple store, especially if that's where they met. It makes a good backdrop for photos.

Honeymoon in the big Apple? what about... (1)

brisvegasdan (1754330) | more than 3 years ago | (#31279136)

What about Tasmania - the apple isle!

Store Architects (1)

gibson123 (1740752) | more than 4 years ago | (#31353018)

Thats too much. I know the architects that designed that store, I bet they did not imagine that!
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