"I now pronounce you man — and smartphone..." Now those are wedding words you don't hear every day, that's for sure. While most people run off to Vegas and get married to another human (or go crazy at the clubs for their last hurrah in singeldom) — there's always the exception to the rule in Sin City. And just when you thought you'd seen it all...a man named Aaron Chervenak went to Las Vegas and married his iPhone.
Yes, you heard correctly. According to Yahoo, Chervenak, a Los Angeles resident, traveled to Las Vegas to marry his iPhone in a wedding ceremony at the Little Vegas Chapel. (Non-believers, we have the video to prove it below.)
"By the power given to me here in the state of Nevada, it is now my honor and privilege to announce you husband and smartphone," the officiant said. The groom even had a custom smartphone case made in which he could slide his ring finger into, resembling an actual real-life wedding ring (lolz). Before you get your panties in a twist and seriously worry that he is actually legally married to his iPhone — we have to mention that it appears to be a publicity stunt. The marriage is only recognized at the chapel, but the groom wanted to make a point to show how dependent people are on their phones by marrying his. And here with thought it was just because he thought the rose gold-colored iPhone was thaaat pretty.
"People are so connected to their phones," Michael Kelly of the Little Vegas Chapel shared in an interview with KCAL9 News. "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."
Even though the marriage won't be recognized outside of the chapel, this little publicity stunt definitely gets us thinking about how Vegas is useful for things other than bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Of course, we're assuming Chervenak will be committed to his current phone for the duration, but you never know — when that iPhone 7 comes out he may leave it for a younger, sleeker model. Hopefully that isn't the case, since marriage is meant to last forever — even if your spouse starts looking old! And as far as the honeymoon is concerned, one can only assume that a trip to the Apple headquarters may be on the horizon for their post-wedding vacay. That's one marriage that is definitely Steve Jobs-approved.