With Groom in the Hospital, Couple Gets Married via Skype
A few days before the wedding, Kim came down with a serious lung infection, which confined him to the isolation ward of a local hospital. Rather than cancel the ceremony at the last minute, the couple decided to go through with it remotely, via Skype.
Five cameramen filmed the event at the church, while Kim literally phoned in his own wedding from the comfort of his hospital room. The crew also set up jumbo screens at the facility, allowing the guests to see the happy couple in split-screen presentation.
Though the wedding may not have played out the way Kim and his bride hoped it would, Kim said he was proud of making the best of a potentially disastrous situation. "Guests said it was inspirational, they really admired my fiancee for being able to stand at the altar in the manner that she did, alone and not crying the whole time," Kim told Reuters. "She was able to hold her ground and I was able to hold my ground, not crying or anything."