Orange County Couple Ties The Knot Over Skype

FULLERTON (CBS) — A groom isolated in a hospital room at UCI Medical Center fulfilled his bride’s wish by marrying her via Skype, as she and 500 guests attended their ceremony at a nearby church, it was reported Sunday.

Samuel Kim, 27, is expected to be in solitary confinement for a few weeks with an undisclosed illness, the Orange County Register reported.

When he broke the news that his doctors wanted him isolated and the wedding would have to be postponed, his bride-to-be Helen Oh turned to the ubiquitous internet service, she told the newspaper.

Their church, Grace Ministries, has a large sanctuary room with jumbo screens, so the logistics of a Skype wedding weren’t difficult.

The web link went off without a hitch Saturday and Kim got flooded with text messages from friends congratulating him after he tied the knot, the newspaper reported.

The two plan to move into an apartment in La Habra together.

“The bride and groom have both been really good, considering the circumstances,” Richard Kong, the best man, told the newspaper.

“They’re in good spirits as they can be.”

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