Chervenak “married” his smart phone at a ceremony at the Little Las Vegas Chapel. (Photo: REUTERS/Steve Marcus)
How much do you love your smart phone?
Obviously not as much as Los Angeles resident Aaron Chervenak, who declared his undying love to his phone, got down on one knee, and asked the device to marry him.
We’re not sure how but the device said yes.
They had a lovely ceremony at the Little Las Vegas Chapel on May 20. The groom wore a suit; the bride wore an ivory case and was resting on a white satin pillow. When the ceremony was done, the officiator pronounced them “husband and smartphone.”
What led Chervenak to make such a serious commitment to a spouse he will likely upgrade when a newer model comes out?
He wanted to make the point that people often have more of a relationship with their phones than their actual partners. The officiator said that Chervenak wanted to marry his phone because, "people are so connected to their phones and they live with them all the time. They're with them 24 hours a day. They go to sleep with their cellphones. They wake up with their cellphones. Sometimes, it's the first thing that they check".
Chervenak admitted, “in a sense, my smartphone has been my longest relationship.”
This is not the first time a phone has interfered in a human relationship.
A Saudi Arabian bride decided to spend her wedding night with her cell phone, texting her friends, instead of spending it with her new husband. Infuriated at being ignored in favour of the smart phone, her husband filed for divorce just hours after they were married.
Though the man and his beloved smart phone went through with the wedding, the vows are not legally binding.
There was no word on where the couple planned to honeymoon.