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Byte Wedding – Computer to Marry Texas Couple

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Associated Press
July 29, 2011

HOUSTON (AP) – You could call it “My Big Fat Computer Geek Wedding.”

After a Houston couple couldn’t get a friend to serve as the minister at their wedding, they decided to create their own.

When Miguel Hanson and his fiancee, Diana Wesley, get married on Saturday, a computer will conduct the ceremony. Well, technically, a computer program Hanson wrote will serve as the minister.

During the wedding, to be held in the Houston home of Hanson’s parents, the couple will stand before a 30-inch monitor in the backyard. In a robotic voice, the computer will greet the guests, say how the couple met and go through the ceremony.

The ceremony won’t be legally binding. The Texas couple will still have to get a justice of the peace to sign their paperwork.

Would you do this for your wedding?