This is one time where the bridesmaid wore white, sort of upstaged the bride and nobody minded.
Renee Armstrong appeared via FaceTime on a white iPad to participate in her best friend’s wedding. Armstrong was at home in Virginia, some 1,600 miles away from where the wedding took place in Denver, Colorado.
“She got to see the whole ceremony. She got to meet everybody and be here for the reception,” said bride Jamie Alberico.
The iPad wedding had a few hiccups, though. During rehearsal, the iPad was dropped and the screen shattered. The quick-thinking bride — who just so happens to work in an Apple store — replaced the device in time for the nuptials.
iPads are becoming more common at weddings, it’s easy to imagine guests who don’t want to get gussied up (let’s maintain our dignity sans bridesmaid dresses, eh?), can’t afford to spend money on the trip or are better off without the almost inevitable hangover — but still wish the happy couple well.
Armstrong said the iPad more than did its job.
“I got all teary-eyed during the ceremony and I couldn’t have gotten that from pictures,” Armstrong said.