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Till death do us part: Man marries his phone in Vegas

Technically Incorrect: At a Las Vegas wedding chapel, a man professes his love for his phone so deeply that he decides to make the ultimate commitment.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


That's a lovely ring tone.

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As we lurch toward America's most celebratory period, I wanted to find a story that would offer more uplift than so many have of late.

This seemed perfect.

Recently, Aaron Chervenak thought about his relationships and wondered which was the deepest and most enduring.

He decided that it was the profound bond he had with his phone.

How, though, could he communicate to the phone how much he loved it? Some people put cases on their phones to at least protect it. Personally, I think this is more insult than love.

So Chervenak went all the way. He decided to marry his phone.

"If we're going to be honest with ourselves, we connect with our phones on so many emotional levels," he said in his wedding video posted June 1.

"We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our minds," he said.

Please do speak for yourself, sir. For some people, phones are anything but calming. They're the greatest distraction and source of anything but peace.

Chervenak, though, believes these facets of calm and ease are "what a relationship is about." Ergo, the LA-based director called the Little Las Vegas Chapel and expressed his intentions.

"At first it was like what? And then I was like... Alright let's do it," Michael Kelly, the chapel's owner told KTNV-TV.

And so the ceremony took place. The groom wore a tuxedo. The bride wore a white case.

You will surely tear up as you see it.

The phone looks like an iPhone to me, though Chervenak didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation.

What is clear is that he regards his phone as female.

Naturally, this wedding isn't exactly what you'd call legal. Even in Nevada.

Chervenak isn't, though, the first to marry an object of deep affection and commitment. Who could forget the Japanese man who married a video game character? Or the Korean man who married an animated pillow?

Chervenak says he just wanted to show "how precious our phones are becoming." What better way to show your loved one how precious she is than by marrying her?

There again, what happens when he gets offered an upgrade?